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Dear Texas Members,


Once again, we have proven that things are Bigger & Better in Texas! I don’t know if you had the opportunity to hear the wonderful comments from the AAOHN Board members and staff, so I wanted to make sure you knew. Over and over again, compliments about Texas volunteers reached my ears!


“The Texas group is always willing to step in and help.”


“I’ve never seen a host chapter/state participate at this level!!!”


“All we have to do is mention that we need some help and Texas folks start showing up.”


“Wow, I’ve never seen anything like it – ask and you shall receive Texas help.”


Please share with your fellow members the outstanding job they did in every aspect of the National Conference. We set a precedent that will last a long time. In fact, the staff commented that they hoped the Texas can-do spirit would rub off on the Bostonians for the 2015 conference.


Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S, CHSP, FAAOHN
President TSAOHN


January 29, 2015 - Welcome New Members

We would like to give a Texas size welcome to all of the new TSAOHN members – CLICK HERE to view list of the latest members

January 28, 2015 - TSAOHN Employment Opportunity posted online

Occupational Health Nurse – Texas City, TX – CLICK HERE for more details

January 15, 2015 - TSAOHN Employment Opportunity posted online

Health Center Supervisor – RN – Lufkin, Texas – CLICK HERE for more details

January 8, 2015 - TSAOHN Employment Opportunity posted online

Nurse Manager – Outpatient – HR Employee Health – Galveston, Texas – CLICK HERE for more details

December 30, 2014 - TSAOHN Award / Scholarship Application Deadline extended

In order to allow you more time to submit your application for a TSAOHN Award / Scholarship we will be extending the deadline to February 15th. We look forward to recognizing you at the TSAOHN conference in the fall. Please contact me with questions.

Thank you,
Janie De Jesus
TSAOHN Director of Awards/Recognition /Benevolence

November 19, 2014 - AAOHN Fellows announcement…

The AAOHN Fellow designation recognizes AAOHN members who, as nursing leaders, make a significant contribution to the field of occupational and environmental health nursing. AAOHN Fellows comprise a group of leaders who provide vision to advance the skills, knowledge and abilities of occupational and environmental health nurses influence policy, contribute to research and exemplify highly effective management and clinical practices.” (AAOHN website.) If you’d like to nominate someone for the AAOHN Fellowship designation, go to the AAOHN Website.

Texas is proud to have five AAOHN Fellows among its members, congratulations for all your contributions to OHN!

Mary Garison – Angleton, Tx
Karen Barrett – Corinth, Tx
Linda F. Walker – Fresno, Tx
Henry Guevara – Georgetown, Tx
Elizabeth Lawhorn – Houston, Tx
Helen K. Maher – Houston, Tx
Olga S. Tompkins – Houston, Tx

A list of all AAOHN Fellows who are available to lend their expertise to AAOHN chapter officers can be found on the AAOHN website. AAOHN Fellows are available for consultation to chapter officers. For AAOHN Fellows contact information – they are listed alphabetically by State, then City on the AAOHN website, under member directory.

November 13, 2014 - 2013 Scholarships and Recognition Awards

TSAOHN is honored and proud to announce the names of the recipients of the 2013 Scholarships and Recognition Awards – CLICK HERE for complete details


Jean Davis Undergraduate Scholarship – Laura Doyle, RN
Jean Davis Graduate Scholarship – Bridget Vinson Page, RN
Leadership Award sponsored by OMI – Bridget Vinson Page, RN
Achievement Award sponsored by Medique – Sandra Carson, RN of HTAOHN
Chapter Merit Award – Houston Texas Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Philanthropic Award – San Antonio Association of Occupational Health Nurses

November 12, 2014 - 2015 TSAOHN State Conference

“Sailing Unchartered Waters While Exploring Occupational Health” - Please save the date for the upcoming TSAOHN state conference. Come sail the unchartered waters with us while we explore the latest in occupational health. CLICK HERE for more details

November 7, 2014 - From the desk of the TSAOHN Director of Awards/Recognition/Benevolence…..

Greetings to you all. The past year has brought us new learning’s as to what would be “Best Practice” for the TSAOHN membership to better utilize the TSAOHN Awards and Scholarships application process. Working with the TSAOHN Webmaster we have made great improvements to this application process. There will only be ONE avenue to apply for these awards and that is through the TSAOHN secure portal site. The deadline for submitting all applications and reference letters for the 2014 awards is December 31, 2014. The applications have been updated to include LPN/LVN’s who are seeking an Associate or higher degree in nursing. These awards will be presented during the 2015 Fall TSAOHN State Conference.


On another note, during your TSAOHN Board of Directors 2014 Fall meeting there was a change made to the amount of the TSAOHN awards. The TSAOHN Jean Davis Graduate Student Scholarship amount was increased from $500.00 to $750.00. It was felt that this amount would better benefit the recipient with the increasing cost of graduate school. The TSAOHN Philanthropic Award was decreased to $300.00 from $500.00.


We look forward to receiving your applications for these prestigious awards. You are all very deserving to be a recipient. Please contact me via the TSAOHN website if you have questions.


Best regards,
Janie De Jesus, RN, MS, COHN-S/CM
TSAOHN Director of Awards/Recognition/Benevolence

November 5, 2014 - CDC Releases Two New Clinical Resources in the Fight Against Ebola

To help inform U.S. healthcare workers in the fight against Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new resources. For complete details – please CLICK HERE