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A Soothing Nature with a Dash of Levity: The Secret Sauce in Brett Clay’s Recipe for Success

December 8, 2022

Brett Clay, DNP, CRNA, APRN, doesn’t strive to excel in his roles as charge CRNA, clinician, educator, mentor, and active TANA member for the accolades, but he received them just the same when he was named the 2022 Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year Award winner at this year’s TANA Annual Meeting. Voted on annually …

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Three Deserving TANA Members Recognized as Fellows of the AANA

August 17, 2022

TANA was well represented in the second class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (FAANA) which was inducted on Aug. 13 during the 2022 AANA Annual Congress in Chicago. Congratulations to TANA members Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA, Linda Hill, DNSc, DNP, CRNA, and Lois Stewart, PhD, CRNA, for doing their profession and …

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Linda Hill, DNSc, DNP, CRNA,

Paying it Forward: The Mentor Mindset of TANA’s Linda Hill, CRNA

August 16, 2022

For long-time TANA member Linda Hill, DNSc, DNP, CRNA, mentoring SRNAs and new CRNAs on how to get involved in and give back to the profession she loves is simply her way of “paying it forward.” She wouldn’t have it any other way.  A nurse for 35 years, CRNA for 26, and nurse anesthesia educator …

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Mission accomplished! TANA CRNA Jerrod Weems elected to Hamblin County Board of Education

May 25, 2022

Last we heard from Jerrod Weems, MSN, CRNA, of Morristown, Tenn., it was CRNA Week 2022 and his sights were set on getting elected to and serving on the Hamblen County Board of Education. The primary for the board was scheduled for May 3, with Jerrod running as a Republican against another Republican candidate. Jerrod’s …

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UTHSC SRNA Charles Hoyt to Receive 2022 Patty Cornwell Scholarship

May 24, 2022

Congratulations to Charles A. Hoyt, SRNA, for being chosen as the 2022 recipient of the Patty Cornwell Stewardship and Advocacy Scholarship! An SRNA at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Option and the student representative to UTHSC for the Tennessee Association of Student Nurse Anesthetists (TASNA), Charles is …

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“Just Go For It” More than a Motto for Filipino American CRNA Kevin Ergina

May 23, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 “Just Go For It” More than a Motto for Filipino American CRNA Kevin Ergina Filipino American CRNA Kevin Ergina was inspired to pursue a healthcare career by his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s. His father is a general surgeon and his mother a …

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National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2022!

May 5, 2022

Dear TANA Colleagues, “Being on the front lines” has taken on new meaning during COVID-19, but as nurses, the concept of front-line patient care is not new to us. Pandemic or no pandemic, nurses of all types—bedside, OR, ER, PACU, ICU, OB, advanced practice—are the front-line providers who are with patients the most, caring for them …

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Briana Covington, SRNA

February 14, 2022

Recently in my Professional Aspects anesthesia course we were assigned to choose a topic from a list of notable anesthesia events and people. After a quick skim through the list, I chose the name Goldie Brangman. I thought “That’s an interesting name – should be an interesting person.” Little did I know how much I …

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TANA Celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2022

#BlackHistoryMonth February 2022 On this first day of 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!     TANA …

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