Basic Transcultural Nursing Criteria (Initial Certification Five Years)

  1. Hold a current, active, unrestricted RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  2. Hold a diploma, an associate, or BSN degree from a program accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate of Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) if school is in the US; or legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  3. Currently employed in nursing, either full- or part-time, at the time of application.
  4. Completed at least one course (didactic and/or clinical) in cultural diversity and promotion of cultural competence for a minimum of 3 credits (or equivalent 42 Contact Hours).
  5. Completed 2400 hours of transcultural nursing practice as a registered nurse in an administrative, teaching, research, or clinical capacity, either full- or part-time during the five years prior to submitting your application.
Description of Practice 
The CTN-B practices in diverse settings including primary care, acute care, community settings, rural/remote area nursing, and long-term care across the life span and is actively engaged in education (e.g. patient, staff, students, and colleagues), case management, clinical practice, consultation, research, and/or administration.

Download the Basic Certification Exam Guide Here:  Basic Transcultural Nursing Certification Exam Guide 2018


 

Basic Certification TCNS Member $300 USD

Basic Certification TCNS Non-Member $400 USD

To Complete the Secure Online Basic Certification Application (CTN-B) and Online Payment - Click on the Applicable Button!

BASIC CERTIFICATION APPLICATION/PAYMENT PROCESS:

  • FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED TO COMPLETE THE BASIC CERTIFICATION ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
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