Transcultural Nursing Society Scholars Group

Criteria and Application Process


Purpose:  The purpose of the Transcultural Scholars is to recognize persons who have demonstrated and documented exemplary scholarship by advancing transcultural nursing and health care research, education, practice and/or administration within regional, national, or global contexts.

 Criteria for Nomination as a Transcultural  Nursing Scholar:

  • The Scholar nominee must be a current member of the Transcultural Nursing Society, with certification as a transcultural nurse strongly encouraged.
  • The Scholar nominee must show documented evidence of the nine criteria listed on the Scholar Nomination Form.

Nomination Materials: 

  1. The completed Scholar Nomination Form and a letter of support from the primary sponsor to document and describe the manner in which the candidate meets the criteria. The primary sponsor must be a current Transcultural Nursing Scholar.
  1. The completed Scholar Nomination Form and a letter of support from a second scholar to address the manner in which the candidate meets the criteria. This person must also be a current Transcultural Nursing Scholar.
  1. A copy of the curriculum vitae of the nominee, focusing on contributions to the field of transcultural nursing.
  1. A fee of $50, payable to Transcultural Nursing Society,  representing the first year of Scholar membership dues.
  1. With the exception of the fee, materials must be received via e-mail.

Document Submissions

  • Submit all documents by e-mail to the Transcultural Nursing Society at Staff@tcns.org.
  • All materials must be submitted electronically and must be received by February 1, 2019.

Maintaining ongoing Status as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar

  • To remain in good standing, Scholars pay a yearly fee of $50.00 in addition to their annual Transcultural Nursing Society, International dues.
  • A grace period of up to one year will be granted for late dues, after which the individual will no longer be considered an active Scholar.

Notification and Induction

  • New scholars will be notified on or before April 1, 2019.
  • New scholars are encouraged but are not required to attend the induction ceremony at the Annual TCNS Conference and are responsible for all expenses associated with attending the conference.