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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...
Thursday, August 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preventing Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic »
  By Georgia Reiner, MS The pandemic and the pressure it is creating on hospitals, doctors and nurses is resul...
Thursday, August 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID Hits Home »
By Luci Bostain MSN, RN-BC The first week in March, I was on a rare vacation to Disney with my family when all the COVI...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | COVID-19 Catch Up »
By Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH In the past six months, nursing (and the whole world) has been turned upside down. COVID-...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Legal Protections for Nurses: Safe Harbor Nursing Peer Review »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC COVID-19 has challenged healthcare organizations in unimaginable ways. Financial cons...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: TNA, TSNO, Rep. Howard Urge Schools to Include Nurses in COVID-19 Planning »
On June 18, Governor Greg Abbott announced students will be returning to classes this fall. With that in mind, the Texas N...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Change is the Only Constant: Learning Together on a COVID-19 Unit »
By Gretta Gast, BSN, RN I never expected that I would work as a bedside nurse in a COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, l...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020   (6 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Texas Staffing Laws: Protection for Nurses at Hospitals »
  By Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE Nursing workload. Nurse to patient ratios. Safe staffing. The number one...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Mental Health Needs for Communities of Color during COVID-19 »
By Whitney Thurman, PhD, RN, and Edtrina Moss, PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC, CLSSGB Health care practitioners and researchers pred...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emotional Challenges and Finding Space for Self-Care »
By Erin Perez, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, AGNP-C, ACHPN Nurses are known for their compassion and empathy for others while pro...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | COVID-19 Shines a Light on Racial Inequalities »
By Whitney Thurman, PhD, RN and Edtrina Moss, PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC, CLSSGB It has been said that viruses are equal opport...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contributing in a Crisis »
By Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH “When I went into that first room with a patient, and they were coughing, my anxiety wen...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of Week | Resiliency in Nursing »
By Dawn Webb, RN Resilience, according to Merriam-Webster, is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortun...
Friday, April 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Navigating a World of Unknowns »
By Amy McCarthy MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC Secretary, Texas Nurses Association COVID-19 has forced nursing to enter the...
Thursday, April 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are We Covered? PPE in Texas »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted multiple gaps in our healthcare infrastructure...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Testing and Follow Up with COVID-19 »
By Mia M. Painter, DNP, APRN, FNP-C San Marcos Family Medicine has been providing drive-up COVID-19 testing since mid-M...
Friday, April 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Training also Means Reassuring »
  By Dolores Perry MSN, RNC-OB There have been so many differing commentaries on this virus. A little but powe...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Caring for Yourself in Times of Crisis »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN April is Stress Awareness Month . Started in the UK, this month is focused on increasing pub...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Clinical Rotations for Nursing Students During a Pandemic »
By Stephanie Woods RN, PhD, Clarissa Gomez, PhD Contributor: Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE As the COVID-19 pandemic s...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Handling COVID-19 Assignments »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC TNA has heard from hundreds of nurses looking for information to help them navigate...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Crisis Standards of Care »
By C atherine Robichaux PhD, RN, Alumna CCRN As the ever-changing healthcare environment created by the COVID-19 pand...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevention Tips: Transitioning from Work to Home »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC As health care workers face more and more exposure to COVID-19 through their work, nu...
Thursday, March 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reentering the Nursing Workforce »
Updated March 30, 2020 Are you a retired RN? Is your license currently inactive? Are you wanting to jump in and help d...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Community Help Tips »
Help! What can I do during the COVID-19 pandemic? As the COVID-19 shutdown began last week, TNA President Jeff Watson...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Ethical Duty in the Time of COVID-19 »
By Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE Most nurses are familiar with our duty to the patients under our direct care. We know...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Optimal Management of the Coronavirus Pandemic at Your Organization »
By Dr. Mari Tietze and Dr. Susan McBride, members of the TNA–TONL Health IT Committee with Dr. Steph Hoelscher and Dr. Dwa...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: Expert Panel Should Include Nurses »
For Immediate Release March 17, 2020 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksathasivan@...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Safe Harbor and Resilience - What Nurses Need to Know About COVID-19 »
Nurses are often called to respond to disasters. They participate in operationalizing and implementing emergency preparedn...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Mandatory Overtime - What Nurses Need to Know about COVID-19 »
In 2009, legislation was passed prohibiting mandatory overtime for nurses working in hospitals. The declaration of a st...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PRESS RELEASE: Nurses Prepare for COVID-19 »
For Immediate Release March 4, 2020 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksathasivan@t...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Preparing for COVID-19 »
By Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH Updated March 4, 11:45 a.m. As of today, cases of COVID-19 (formerly novel coronavir...

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