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It's the week before Christmas and the NP was stirring, all through the unit

Hustlin' and bustlin' and checking on patients with care

The TED hoses were pulled up on the calves with care

In hopes that DVTs would never be there

Cellulitis was treated and leg nestled all snug on five pillows

While visions on voriconazole was slept away

And nurse in her isolation gown and I with my mask

had just settled ourselves pullin a sheath without fem-stop

When out on the helipad arose such a clatter

I sprang from the chair to see what was the matter

Away to the window, I dashed with a flash

tore open the curtain and reached the cart in a stash

The full moon on the crest of this siren filled night

gave the fluster of day shift to the quiet night

when what before my eyes should appear

but eight busy staff treating the chills.


All frivolities aside, I wish for everyone to have a safe and pleasant holiday filled with love, laughter, and contentment. 

I generally can't wait for December to over. To get a break from all the hustle and bustle, the anticipation of events and fighting traffic. But grumpiness aside, the twinkling of lights, the glow on faces and the sparkle of glitter make the short sunlit days a bit magical and all the more special. It's also an opportunity to exercise resolve- whatever that is for you. For me, it's:

  • resolve not to eat all the chocolate laden sweets, 
  • resolve to be grateful and not complain, 
  • resolve to make the time to see friends and family, 
  • resolve to be gracious - for others and myself
  • resolve and make peace.

Let's close out 2019 on a great note!



Our December Monthly meeting was held at Willie G's and Ms. Margaret Crawford gave an excellent presentation on new indication for Descovy for Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV. 

Our January Monthly Meeting is on 1/8/2020 and it is a CE meeting hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center and the topic is Preventing HPV Related Disease/Cancer: Your Knowledge and your Words Matter. Please check your email or the website when registration opens. 

 The 25th Silver Anniversary Party for HANP is on 4/25/2020 and we are finalizing the location details. Tickets are on sale at early bird prices of $75. This is an event dedicated to you, our members, without which our organization would not thrive. The ticket cost will include dinner and drink tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you're a member of TNP, you can give the gift of membership! Please reach out to Suzanna at - Our state organization is heavily involved and instrumental in advocating for us at the state legislature. As you all are aware, the rules and regulations that govern your ability to practice is brought on by state laws. Please support your profession and make an impact by becoming a TNP member, giving a gift or donation. 



The education committee will be reconvening to plan the Annual Conference for 2020. If you would like to be a part of the committee, please email Ella the committee chair at [email protected]

Board of Directors - Positions open for nominations for 2020

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer

25th Anniversary Party

We need help in making decorations for the tables. If you're particularly crafty, send Mari an email [email protected]



Present at TNP!

Submit an abstract by 1/15/2020

Interested in presenting at HANP's 2020 conference?

Submit a topic proposal to [email protected]


Wrapping up the gift of 2019 and I am thankful for each and every one of you. 

Finance thoughts of the month: Follow the numbers. Review your spending for the year and reflect on the variable expenses that could be better. Plan and make your 2020 budget.

Book last read: Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence by Brad Barett, Chris Mamula and Jonathan Mendonsa

Status: getting bundled up and caffeinated to run errands 

Signing off,

Mari Galang
2019-2020 President

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