TANA Celebrates Black History Month



For Black History Month, TANA recognizes our Black CRNA and SRNA members for the safe, high-quality anesthesia care you provide to thousands of Tennesseans each year, and especially for your courage and dedication on the front lines of the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Thank you!

Today, 12 percent of the AANA membership—approximately 7,200 CRNAs and SRNAs—are people of color, and 3 percent (about 2,000) are African Americans. To help promote career opportunities in nurse anesthesia for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, and other nurses of color, Walena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN, founded the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program. Learn more at https://diversitycrna.org/.

For Black History Month 2022 (February 1-28), do you have a brief, compelling message of inspiration, motivation, education, gratitude, or recognition you’d like TANA to share on our social media channels and website during BHM? Perhaps a story about a little-known moment in Black nurse anesthesia history you’d like to relate? How about photos, videos, artwork, or other contributions that capture the meaning and purpose of Black History Month? HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Submit a 2-3 sentence description in the form below.
2. If you aren’t sure your story is anything special, let us be the judge of that!
3. If your story is what we’re looking for, we will email you a form to gather more information or we will arrange a time for a brief interview to get all the details in your own words.
4. Then WE will write the story for you.
5. All you need to do is approve it and we will seek to have it published during Black History Month.

  • Send us your photos in full PPE, with colleagues, in the clinical setting (be discreet), etc. Pictures are worth a thousand words, plus they are fun to take and share.
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    Max. file size: 50 MB.


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