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Join nurses from all over Texas on February 18 -19, and let state legislators know how they can help the nursing profession and improve health care for all Texans.

Nurse Day at the Capitol offers nurses the opportunity to speak directly with their state legislators or the legislator’s staff, and educate them on nursing concerns as well as any specific bills that nursing currently supports.

Learn about the nursing issues the Texas Legislature will take on in the 2019 session, become a voice for nursing, and enjoy all the wonders that Austin has to offer at TNA’s 2019 Nurse Day at the Capitol.



Online registration is available until: 2/8/2019
Refunds are not available but purchased registrations may be transferred to another individual.



Hotel reservations may be made at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th St. in downtown Austin, where TNA has made arrangements for a special rate until January 19, 2019 (subject to availability). Reserve your room at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol by clicking here, or by calling 1-888-627-8349. If calling, be sure to mention “Texas Nurses Association Legislative Conference Room Block." Group rate available until January 19, 2019 (subject to availability).


Schedule of Events 

(subject to change) 

Monday, February 18, 2019: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th St., Austin, TX 78701

  • Registration Check-in                                                                                                Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • The Importance of Nurses Being Involved in Policy (1.0 CE)                    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • The State of Health Care in Texas (1.0 CE)                                                        2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Break/Networking/Exhibits                                                                                     3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Nurse Day 101 – Legislative Agenda Update                                                   3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    (required for all attendees)
  • Reception/Cash-Bar                                                                                                  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday – February 19, 2019: Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

  • 2019 Nurse Day at the Capitol                                                                              7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Legislator/staff appointments, House and Senate Nurse Day proclamations
    and photos, and more.

Hotel is within walking distance to the Texas State Capitol. Cost to park individual car in the Texas State Visitors Parking Lot near the Capitol is $12.00/day.


Other Resources 


 Effective Advocacy



Catherine White
800.862.2022, ext. 136




Texas Nurses Association

Texas Affiliate of ANA | 4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg 3, Austin TX

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