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Kanaka Sathasivan
Director of Communications
512-452-0645 x 130
ksathasivan@texasnurses.org

Recent press releases: 

TNA, TSNO, Rep. Howard Urge Schools to Include Nurses in COVID-19 Planning

Celebrating Texas Heroes During Nurses Month

Nurses Need Self-Care

Expert Panel Should Include Nurses

Nurses Prepare for COVID-19

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COVID
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | School Nurses on the Forefront this Extraordinary School Year »
By Francis Luna, MSN, RN, NCSN As schools have reopened by offering virtual and in-person student instruction, school...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rapid Response and Transforming Together »
By Luci Bostain MSN, RN-BC I believe we should rename 2020 the year of the medical professional instead of the year of t...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Educating While Protecting Our Nursing Students: Can It Be Done? »
By Heather Hill, RN, MSN, NEA-BC The fall semester 2020 is underway for many nursing programs in Texas. Many concerns...
Friday, September 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three Risk Areas Nurses Face in the Time of COVID-19 »
By Georgia Reiner, MS Georgia Reiner , MS, is a senior risk specialist with Nurses Service Organization (NSO)...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Back to School During Coronavirus 2020 (Returning to Learning) »
By Barbara Chapman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, EBP-C Our kids are heading back to school, and nurses everywhere must make the di...

Education
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nurses Know Best: Setting Safe Staffing Levels »
By Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN It’s no secret that safe staffing is one of the main concerns of nurses working in acut...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Conversations that Work: National Immunization Awareness Month »
By Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH  While we often think that diseases like pertussis and measles are relics of the past,...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Unconscious Bias: What Nurses Need to Know »
By Colleen Marzilli, PhD, DNP, MBA, RN The year 2020 has taught nurses how our profession responds to adversity and chal...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | The Art of Developing Resilience in Difficult Times »
By Jan Alexander, DNP, MDiv, MSN, RN, CPN Florence Nightingale remarked, “Live your life while you have it. Life...
Friday, July 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers Compensation and Unemployment Resources »
By Jason Hassay, JD Nurses who contract SARS-CoV-2 and develop COVID-19 must refrain from working until at least 24 h...

Legislation
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPINION: Proposition 6: Saving Lives by Helping Texas Conquer Cancer »
By LaTashia Kiel, DNP, RN, CEN Hota Kotb, Robin Roberts, Olivia Newton-John, and Alex Trebek all have something in...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: State Health Policy—What’s the Interim got to do with it? »
By: Ellen Martin, PhD, RN, CPHQ  Director of Practice, Texas Nurses Association Every odd-numbered ye...
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, 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...
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...

Nursing Issues
Tuesday, August 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Shifting the Culture: Nurses as Experts in the Media »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC The next issue of Texas Nursing magazine explores the concept of culture change an...
Monday, July 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reflection on Racial Inequalities »
By Helen Erickson, PhD, MS(N), AHN-BC, FAAN In reading “ Practice Tip of the Week | COVID-19 Shines a Light on Racial In...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | The Importance of Nurses Serving on Boards »
By Amy McCarthy MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC When you think of a Board of Directors, there may be a couple of things that pop...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPINION: A Call to Action for Nurses »
By Amy McCarthy, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC Secretary, Texas Nurses Association On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was arrested...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Today I Held a Hand »
By Erin Perez, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, AGNP-C, ACHPN Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner    April 2020 To...

News About Members
Thursday, September 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unsung Heroes: Celebrating Paris Regional Medical Center »
By Shanna Howard and Melynda Hutchings, DNP RN-BC CEN Recently the nurses in the dedicated COVID units at Paris Regi...
Monday, May 18, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Second Calling: Retired Nurse Supports Food Pantry »
By Suzanna M. Feliciano, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, and Shanna Howard The Medina County Food Pantry, in Hondo, Texas,...
Thursday, May 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
District Three Scholarships »
TNA District Three recently presented two scholarships, the Monika Dewar Memorial Scholarship and an academic scholarship,...
Friday, May 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Operation Coffee Break »
This year nurses deserve recognition more than ever, so the American Nurses Association expanded National N...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Working Abroad in India and the Middle East »
By Jolly M. Punchamannil, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC The World Health Organization has declared 2020 to be the Year of the...

News About TNA
Friday, June 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
TNA Approver Unit Discontinued | FAQs »
Earlier this week, Texas Nurses Association/Foundation announced to our membership that we will be discontinuing our Ameri...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Get a Member Winners »
By Shanna Howard The Member Get a Member campaign ran from Nov. 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020, with the goal of increasi...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: Celebrating Texas Heroes During Nurses Month »
For Immediate Release May 5, 2020 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksathasivan@tex...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: Nurses Need Self-Care »
For Immediate Release May 5, 2020 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksathasivan@tex...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Nurses Recognize 2019 Legislative Champions »
IN LATE 2019 AND EARLY 2020, Texas Nurses Association (TNA) members in eight districts presented awards to their loca...

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