The Two Best Ways You Can Take an Active Role as a TANA Member

By on May 14, 2014 in Announcements, Board Updates, Notes from the President | 0 comments

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Dear TANA Members:

The 2014 TANA election is approaching, and now is the time for you to represent and support your profession- Nurse Anesthesia.  CRNAs experience practice, reimbursement, and recognition threats annually, and the only way
to procure and promote your profession, practice and livelihood is by being involved as an active TANA member.

Ask yourself these important questions.  Is now the time for me to increase my involvement in TANA and gain
exposure to the inner workings of the organization? Am I encouraged to evaluate the importance
of my profession in my daily life? Am I giving back?  And can I do more?

If you answered yes to any of those, here are two ways you can increase your involvement.

First, take the time to serve on the TANA Board of Directors or as District Director.  Many CRNAs shy away from this and feel intimidated by the thought of serving.  They have strong reservation about the time commitment, and
their own lack of experience.  This fear of the unknown is common but–like so many other new things–it often only takes a moment for those fears to dissipate and those initial apprehensions to be alleviated.

This holds true to serving TANA as well.  Take the time to put your name on the ballot.  You never know if you will like something until you try it.  The reward will be invaluable.   

This year the following positions are up for election:

*        President Elect (must have served as a TANA board member to run for this office)

*        District I Director- Memphis area.  Must live in the district.

*        District III Director- Nashville/Middle TN area.  Must live in the

*        District V Director- East TN.  Must live in the district.

*        TANA Nominating Committee Member

Click here to see which district you live in if you are uncertain.

To run as a candidate, a TANA Intent to Serve Form must be submitted to the
TANA office no later than July 15th per the TANA Bylaws.  Click here to fill out the online form.

The second way you can get involved is by serving on or being the chair of a committee.  Click here
to see a list of committees on the TANA website.

Now is the time to be part of the process and keep TANA growing and moving
forward.  Let’s have multiple CRNAs on the ballot for each position.  We are
looking forward to getting to know you and serving with you!

Mark J. Haffey MSN, CRNA, APN

TANA President

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