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Kanaka Sathasivan
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512-452-0645 x 130

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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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...
Monday, May 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week | Hospital Week »
By Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC National Hospital Week has roots dating back to 1921 when National Hospital Day was...
Monday, October 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Medication-Assisted Treatment: The Gold Standard »
By: Dawn Webb, RN &  Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH Opioid use disorder is lethal, but medication-assisted treatment...
Thursday, October 10, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
OPINION: Advocating for Patients, Facing Personal Moral Distress »
By: Shawn L. Boyd, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC Throughout the years, I have faced many situations where I experienced moral d...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Press Release: Nurses Take Action on Gun Violence »
For Immediate Release September 4, 2019 Contact: Kanaka Sathasivan Texas Nurses Association ksathasiv...
Saturday, August 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texans Need Action to Prevent more Shootings »
Less than a month after El Paso, another mass shooting has taken place in the Midland-Odessa area. Our thoughts remain wit...
Friday, June 28, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Health and Safety of Immigrant Detainees »
Texas Nurses Association and its members are concerned about the health and safety conditions of facilities housing immigr...
Thursday, June 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nurses, Advocates and Cultivators of Confidence »
Nurse-Family Partnership nurses plant seeds of care and rejoice as clients flourish By: Mimi Madrid | Nurse Family Par...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saving Lives is Not a Card Game »
We stand with our nurse brothers and sisters in Washington state and around the country in our opposition to Sen. Maureen...
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...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nurse Pay At Center Of Texas Class Action Lawsuits »
In case you haven’t heard, two class action lawsuits have been filed against Methodist in Dallas and Memorial Hermann in H...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practice Tip of the Week: Focus on Tuberculosis »
World TB Day, held on March 24 each year, commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of...
Friday, December 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Take: Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing »
   By Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN Executive Director Texas Nurses Association   We agree...
Thursday, June 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
TNA Commends Supreme Court for Upholding ACA Tax Credits »
  The Texas Nurses Association commends the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding the Affordable Care Act’s tax subsidi...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CNAP Supports Bills to Improve Primary Care Access »
The Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP) proudly supports Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso), Sen. Konni Burton (...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Ebola Update: "Facts Not Fear" »
Information on Nurse Safe Harbor Click here for a summary of SAFE HARBOR for Texas nurses. 12/16/14 ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
A message to our nursing colleagues: »
From Texas Nurses Association Executive Director Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN We are alarmed that a second nurse has contrac...
Monday, October 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
BON Issues Ebola Update for RNs »
Texas Board of Nursing, 10/13/14:   "We want to remind all nurses as members of the profession, the standards of n...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
BON to Reassess Proposed APRN Rules »
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has withdrawn proposed rules to rewrite its Rule 221, which governs non-prescription aspe...

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