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Updates and Photos from the AANA Mid Year Assembly

By on Apr 20, 2016 in AANA, Update from the Hill | 2 comments

A group of TANA members recently traveled to the AANA Mid Year Assembly in Washington, D.C. The Mid Year Assembly is a great time for CRNAs from across the country to visit with their peers, get updated information from the AANA legislative team, learn about trends going on around the country, and–most importantly–visit with our legislators on Capitol Hill to remind them of the important work CRNAs are doing all over the country!             “We spoke at length with the healthcare legislative aides for our Senators and multiple legislators. We described the level of education and training of CRNAs. [They] were very receptive, and I think we taught them a few things about the issues,” explained TANA President Terri Durbin, CRNA, DNP, APN. “We also learned a lot about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for anesthesia.             Issues the group discussed included Title VIII Workforce Development funding, the VA practice issue, and rural access to care, and other important topics. They also learned a lot about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for anesthesia. Attendees were also able to meet and hear speeches from candidates running for AANA board positions, including our very own TANA Secretary/Treasurer Dina Velocci, CRNA, DNP, APN who is running for AANA Region II Director. Thank you to all the TANA members who attended this year’s Mid Year Assembly. You represented us well!    ...

Update and Photos from TANA Day on the Hill

By on Mar 31, 2015 in Update from the Hill | 0 comments

We thought you might enjoy an update from this year’s TANA Day on the Hill, which was held on March 4th.  On this day, TANA members visited over 80 of our state legislators to share what CRNAs do and the role they play in delivering quality health care to patients across the great state of Tennessee.  Senator Steve Dickerson welcomed all TANA members who participated in the Tennessee House Chamber.  Altogether they represented all TANA Districts and each of the six anesthesia schools in our state. Thank you to all who participated in making this day a success!  Below are some photos from this event.  Senator Steve Dickerson is pictured with our TANA members, TANA GR Chair Dina Veloccia, and TANA Lobbyist and Political Director Tausha Alexander....

TANA Day on the Hill is Wednesday, March 4th beginning at 8:00am

By on Dec 20, 2014 in Update from the Hill | 0 comments

TANA Members: Please join us for our Day on the Hill on Wednesday, March 4th!  This year it is extremely important that CRNA members participate.   Last year, our Day on the Hill was snowed out, and although we still delivered breakfast to legislators, most CRNA’s had to cancel their travel plans!  This makes it more important than ever for us to go meet our legislators. The last seven years TANA has had a Day on the Hill and we felt it was not only successful, but worth repeating.  A Day on the Hill is set aside for association members to: introduce themselves to their legislators and thank them show our strength in numbers let people know what CRNAs do, and what is important to us We had MANY legislators thank us for delivering breakfast and sharing information in their own environment. You will be given talking points to assist in the process.   We just ask that you take a day (or a few hours), come to Nashville, and come to the TANA booth to represent CRNAs from across the state. If you can attend, please RSVP to the TANA office by phone (615-329-3450) reply to the email you will be receiving after the first of the year. Let us know who your legislators are, and we will arrange appointments for you.  If you are not sure who represents your district go to  http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/ and type in your zip code, or we can assist you.  TANA will have giveaways, CRNA Fact Sheets, and other information for you to hand out.   A more detailed schedule will follow soon. Please give us a day to help keep your practice viable. TANA Board of...

Important Document Outlining APNs’ Scope of Practice

By on Jun 20, 2014 in Notes from the President, Update from the Hill | 2 comments

With changes happening on a regular basis in our state and nation, and with our current healthcare environment regarding licensing, reimbursement, and practice standards, it is essential that TANA keep you informed. Please read the following article related to APN practice by clicking the link below.  Also know that your TANA board, lobbyists, and management staff are constantly making sure that you are well represented in all matters.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Policy Perspectives – Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses Sincerely, Mark J. Haffey CRNA, MSN, APN TANA President

SAVE THE DATE: TANA Day On The Hill

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Announcements, Update from the Hill | 1 comment

Please join us for the annual TANA Day on the Hill! CRNA participation is important, and it does make a difference! So, mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 4, 2014! TANA Day on the Hill will begin at 8:00 a.m. For the past seven years, TANA has hosted a Day on the Hill event and Legislative Reception. It is a great event that allows our association to highlight the CRNA profession. It not only serves to educate legislators on issues, but also helps them to get to know their constituents. Why is this year important? TANA Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for association members to:  introduce themselves to their legislators show our strength in numbers let people know what CRNAs do, and what is important to us We had MANY legislators thank us for stopping in to see them last year in their own environment. You will be given talking points to assist in the process. We just ask that you take a day (or a few hours), come to Nashville, and come to the TANA booth to represent CRNAs from across the state. Again this year … TANA will host a reception in the evening following Day on the Hill to spend more time in a relaxed environment visiting with our elected officials. We had a great turnout last year, and even if you cannot attend during the day, we hope you can drop in for this event. And, TANA WILL PAY FOR YOUR PARKING! Here are the details: Day on the Hill Reception Puckett’s Grocery, Downtown Nashville 5:00-7:00 p.m.  If you plan to attend, RSVP to the TANA office by phone (615-329-3450) or by commenting below. Let us know who your legislators are and we will arrange appointments for you. If you are not sure who represents your district go to  http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/ and type in your zip code, or we can assist you. TANA will have giveaways, CRNA Fact Sheets, and other information for you to hand out. A more detailed schedule will follow soon. Please give us a day to help keep your practice viable. Thanks, and see you...