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House of Delegates 2014 in Review

Members came to share ideas, collaborate, and imagine a reinvigorated future for the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) at its 2014 House of Delegates meeting April 12. In addition, we contributed an impressive $8,271 to support TNA’s legislative work in the state capitol. 

More than 120 TNA delegates and members participated at the House of Delegates. We discussed how TNA can help nurses better connect with each other across the state, increase its influence in the state capitol, and support nursing education and career advancement.

A three-round “World Café” asked, “If you were to re-imagine TNA today, what would it look like, what value would it offer, and what would its purpose be?” TNA staff is summarizing hundreds of worksheets full of ideas in preparation for sharing with members in June.

The House of Delegates will consider an action plan next year. For more information, see the timeline for action online.

In voting action, the House of Delegates voted to:

  • Instruct TNA to develop a member structure to “reflect the best interest and representation of all TNA membership[.]”
  • Postpone action from last year’s HOD regarding member regions and creating a position of president-elect.

Earlier, on April 11, the TNA Board of Directors met and voted to install Jeff Watson to fill the remainder of Karen Lyon’s term as Vice President.

A complete list of HOD and Board actions will be published in the upcoming issue of Texas Nursing.


CLICK HERE for a photo slide show of the HOD meeting.






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