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Kanaka Sathasivan
Director of Communications
512-452-0645
ksathasivan@texasnurses.org

Recent press releases: 

Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Measures Could Address 70% of all Workplace Assaults

Chicago Shooting Underscores Need for Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention

Nurses concerned for physical and mental wellbeing of children separated from families upon entry

Education
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day! »
Most people report that they want their wishes respected if they can’t speak for themselves, yet many people have not disc...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes »
  By: Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ  Director of Practice, Texas Nurses Association  ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
In the Trenches at the Texas Legislature »
By: Andrew Cates, JD Director of Government Affairs, General Counsel, Texas Nurses Association We’re right at...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Workplace Violence Awareness Month »
By: Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ  Director of Practice, Texas Nurses Association Did you know that he...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Measles Outbreak: What Nurses Can Do »
  From January 1 to March 21, 2019, 314** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states, i...

Legislation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nurses Need Workplace Violence Prevention »
For Immediate Release   April 9, 2019 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksat...
Thursday, March 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Measures Could Address 70% of all Workplace Assaults »
For Immediate Release March 7, 2019 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan  Texas Nurses Association ksathasivan@t...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Nurse Day at the Capitol 2019 »
"Every day should bring a sense of urgency. Because each day makes an impact on someone's health." - Dr. Wakefield Mond...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago Shooting Underscores Need for Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention »
Texas Nurses Association extends our deepest sympathies to the health care workers of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Advocates praise bill to make primary health care available to more Texans »
  First time a full-practice bill is heard in a  Texas legislative committee   (AUSTIN...

Nursing Issues
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nurses concerned for physical and mental wellbeing of children separated from families upon entry »
For Immediate Release June 20, 2018 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH Texas Nurses Association ksath...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Med Couture donates scrubs to nurses impacted by Hurricane Harvey »
Texans throughout the coast were impacted by the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, and the nurses who continued to...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo VA Nurse Practitioner First in Texas to Get Full Practice Authority »
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         &...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Notes: Walking Each Other Home »
By Jeff Watson, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, NE-BC, CRRN   When I was a much younger man, over the Christmas holiday...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board - Nursing Innovation Grant Program »
For over 15 years, TNA has worked to accomplish nursing education policy initiatives to address the nursing shortage. The...

News About TNA
Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Putting Nurses in Office »
The Texas Nurses Association’s Nurses in Office initiative hopes to bring nurses into positions of political power by enco...
Friday, January 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
John Levis Brown, Long-Time TNA Staff Member Passes »
John Levis “J.L.” Brown, long-time TNA staff member, passed away on Dec. 22, 2018 after a four-year battle with dementia....
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Retrospective »
As 2018 comes to a close, we pause to reflect on all we’ve accomplished the past year. It wouldn’t have been possible with...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
A New Home for TNA »
After nearly two years of work, the Texas Nurses Association has moved to a new location: 4807 Spicewood Springs Rd...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
TNA Staff on the Go »
By Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN Executive Director Texas Nurses Association Government Affairs Director Andy Cates trav...

News About Members
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TNA Member Cindy Strzelecki Wins City Council Seat »
  In November, Strzelecki ran for and won a seat on the Windcrest City Council —a suburb just northeas...
Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TNA District 8 Carries on Red Purse Project Tradition »
  TNA District 8  Red Purse  Project  participants pose for photo with d...
Monday, May 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotlight on safety: Communication training leads to drop in adverse patient events »
    When it comes to increasing patient safety, TNA member Thalia Martin, DNP, RN, CPHQ, is opening the li...
Friday, May 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unfinished Care: Researcher Delves into Impact of Nurse Staffing Conundrum »
  This year’s theme for National Nurses Week, May 6-12, focuses on a culture of safety. As defined by the America...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Are you a mental health expert? Set the agenda for lawmakers. »
   The Texas Nurses Association has created a new workgroup for policy development, the Mental Health Workgro...

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