Mission:  The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and
equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide.

Vision:  The TCNS seeks to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge
base necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration.

Philosophy/Values:  Transcultural Nursing (TCN) is a theory based humanistic discipline, designed to
serve individuals, organizations, communities, and societies.  Human care/caring is defined within the
context of culture.  Culturally competent care can only occur when culture care values are known and
serve as the foundation for meaningful care.   *Scholarship is the foundation of the discipline of TCN.  
Advanced educational preparation in TCN enhances the practice of culturally competent care.
Certification documents evidence of the ability to provide culturally competent care.  To achieve our vision,
the TCNS requires a stable financial base.

Goals of TCNS

  • To advance cultural competence for nurses worldwide
  • To advance the scholarship (substantive knowledge) of the discipline
  • To develop strategies for advocating social change for culturally competent care
  • To promote a sound financial non-profit corporation

*Scholarship in nursing can be defined as those activities that systematically advance the teaching,
research, and practice of nursing through rigorous inquiry that 1) is significant to the profession, 2) is
creative, 3) can be documented, 4) can be replicated or elaborated, and 5) can be peer-reviewed through
various methods.
That the culture care needs of
people in the world will be met by
nurses prepared in Transcultural

Dr. Madeleine M. Leininger
Transcultural Nursing Society
July 13, 1925-August 10, 2012
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