Below is a list of Transcultural Nursing Courses.  The international course offerings appear after the US listing. The Transcultural Nursing Society does not have any information regarding these courses, please use the contact information listed.  

Thank you!

Samford University, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
Birmingham, AL
Nurs 524: Cultural/Spiritual Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice  2 credits.  A required core course for all students in the MSN program; a 9-week block in both fall and spring terms.  Primarily an on-line course.
Sharron Schlossser, DSN, RN,CTN, Professor of Nursing:  Email:  spschlos@samford.edu 
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, School of Nursing) San Francisco, CA
N148: Socio-Cultural Issues In Health and Illness
Email: Jeneva.Gularte-Rinaldo@ucsf.edu
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, School of Nursing)
Los Angeles, CA
NURSING 209: Diversity In Health and Illness (open to Master’s and doctoral Students)
Email:  jgiger@sonnet.ucla.edu
Phone:  310-206-0466
  Diversity and Social Justice Issues in Advanced Practice
University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois
3 credit hours:
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Cultural Diversity modules and assessments throughout the graduate program leading to an MS degree.
Marilyn Ryan, EdD, RN Associate Director, MS program.
Email:  MRYAN@bsu.edu

Medical University of Ohio, College of Nursing
Toledo, OH

N 540.02       Family and Cultural Diversity Theories
Joanne Ehrmin, Ph.D., RN, CNC
Email: jehrmin@meduohio.edu
Phone:  419-383-5837

  Western Michigan University Graduate Certificate in Spirituality, Culture and Health

The Spirituality, Culture and Health graduate certificate program is based upon a cultural understanding of the body, illness and health
and emphasizes practical tools for addressing religious, spiritual and cultural diversity in health and human services settings.  The curriculum promotes an advanced understanding of the impact of culture, spirituality and religious belief on patient-provider
relationships and on the process of healing.  All coursework for this certificate can be completed online. Upon completion, individuals
will be able to act in a consulting role within their organization. Individual courses will also be available for students who are interested in electives that will add to their competence in this area of study.

For more information contact:

Cindy Visscher, Ph.D.
Faculty Specialist
Spirituality, Culture and Health
Department of Comparative Religion
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

  Augsburg College, Minneapolis MN

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Augsburg College is an innovative program with two tracks of study for nurses
with baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing. Students in the DNP program benefit from one-on-one interaction with faculty
who have broad experiences in a variety of cultural contexts locally and abroad.

  • The post-master’s DNP-TCN (Transcultural Nursing) track prepares nurses for advanced transcultural nursing leadership in
    community life, integrating holistic practice modalities that uphold and improve human potential across care settings and care
    systems. See: http://www.augsburg.edu/dnp/
  • The post-baccalaureate DNP-FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) track is focused on nursing leadership and integrative primary
    care of families across cultures and care settings. Graduates of the DNP-FNP track of study will be eligible to apply for
    certification as Family Nurse Practitioners through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). See: http://www.

The Augsburg College Master of Arts in Nursing program has two tracks of study—Transformational Nursing Leadership or
Transcultural Nursing. Both tracks prepare nurse leaders to assume a wide variety of roles and responsibilities throughout the health
care system and in emerging care settings in communities. Organized into 33 semester credits---15 semester credits in a Nursing
Core and 18 semester credits in one of the two Tracks of Study. Practica are taken concurrently with most courses and are
integrated throughout the program and equal 405 practicum hours. Time to degree completion takes an average 22 months when
studying full-time (two courses per term), and 32 months when studying part-time (one course per term). For more information see:

  Kean University, Union, NJ

NU 5000 Nursing Science
A master’s level transcultural nursing course that focuses on transcultural nursing theory and theorists and its applicability to nursing
Valera A. Hascup, M.S.N., R.N.C., C.T.N., C.C.E., Assistant Professor, Director of the Transcultural Nursing Institute
Email: vhascup@kean.edu
Phone: 908-737-3388


Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence 

Fully Online and Accredited by New York State Education Department*

The City University of New York (CUNY)
College of Staten Island
Staten Island, New York

Part-time, post-baccalaureate, master’s level interdisciplinary program (three, 3-credit courses)

*Students registered in a fully online program in New York State pay the New York State tuition rate.

Application deadline May 15

Please visit the website for more information http://www.csi.cuny.edu/culturalcompetence

Click here to download flyer 

Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys
Professor, CUNY College of Staten Island
Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Transcultural Nursing Scholar
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Book Author:
Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation
Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference

E-mail: marianne.jeffreys@csi.cuny.edu


NUR 5040-Human Diversity/Transcultural Nursing is a required core course in the masters program at Mount Saint Mary College,
Newburgh, NY. For more information,
please email Dr. Priscilla Sagar, EdD, ACNS-BC, CTN-A at:  priscilla.sagar@msmc.edu 

  University of North Dakota, College of Nursing, Grand Forks, N.D.

NURS 490  Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research and Practice
NURS 572  Diverse Vulnerable Populations
Evelyn Labun, Ph.D. RN
Email:  evelynlabun@und.nodak.edu
Phone:  701-777 -4520

  Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Earn a Transcultural Nursing concentration or choose a single course to take. The concentration is available with online MSN, DNP and PhD programs.

Course offerings include:

  • Advanced Population Health | 3 Credits
  • Transcultural Care and Global Health Perspectives | 3 Credits
  • Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations | 3 Credits

Learn more about this concentration and read course descriptions at https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/nursing-concentrations/.

If you are interested in a single course rather than a program and concentration, please complete the following special status, non-degree application: https://duq.edu/assets/Documents/nursing/_pdf/2021/special-application-status.pdf.

 Current TCNS members are eligible to receive a 30% tuition discount for Duquesne University’s online nursing programs. Learn more at https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/tcns/.


  • Regarding the tuition discount, please contact Cherith Simmer, Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Enrollment Management, at simmer@duq.edu.
  • Regarding MSN and DNP programs, please contact an enrollment advisor at 412.392.9859.
  • Regarding PhD programs and the special status, non-degree option, please contact either Brian Bost, Nursing Recruiter, at bostb@duq.edu or Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN, The Joseph A. Lauritis, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair for Teaching and Technology Professor and Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Programs, at zoucha@duq.edu.
  University of Washington, School of Nursing, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
Seattle, WA
MN in Advanced Practice Community Health Systems Nursing
Prepares a GENERALIST  in Community Health and a POPULATION SPECIALIST in the Community Cognate: Cross-Cultural Nursing.  Cross-Cultural Nursing prepares professional nurses for roles in cross cultural and international systems of health care delivery.
Required Cross-Cultural Courses:
Course Number                Course Name
NURS 576    Assessment & Collaboration with Community & Systems
NURS 578             Social Determinants of Health
NURS 557            Health, Culture & Community
NURS  579           Transcultural Nursing Practice
NURS/ANTH 562     Clinically Applied Anthropology
NCLIN 599          Clinical Practice in Field
Noel J. Chrisman, Ph.D., Professor

Email:  noelj@u.washington.edu
Phone:   206-685-0804
  University of Sao Paulo-School of Nursing, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Discipline with a focus on Transcultural Nursing
Discipline (Course)
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Cultural Perspective     4 credits
Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga, RN, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Nursing
Email: jujatyca@usp.br
Or: Neide de Souza Praca;
Email:  ndspraca@usp.br
  The University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Transcultural masters in the Health, social and welfare fields
Open to all disciplines.  A one year course  with 60 ECTS credit points
Prof. Bruno Ciancio .
Email . ciancio.bruno@unimore.it
Phone. ++ 059 422425