American College of Education and Transcultural Nursing Society Partnership

Includes Tuition Savings of Up to $1,000

News | May 04, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – American College of Education (ACE) and the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) have teamed together to offer TCNS members—current, student and retired—discounted tuition rates as part of a tuition grant partnership. Members can save up to $1,000, depending on the program.*

Both organizations have an aligned mission to offer nurses and healthcare professionals educational opportunities to build the knowledge and skills necessary to provide meaningful healthcare. ACE’s evidence based, CCNE-accredited nursing programs are designed to ensure flexibility and affordability to those in the busy healthcare profession. The tuition grant partnership further elevates affordability to TCNS members.

“ACE is proud to offer high-quality nursing and healthcare programs and partner with TCNS to enhance accessibility to its members,” Dr. Shawntel Landry, President of ACE, said. “It’s important to us to be an institution that offers education opportunities that can advance careers of our very deserving and ambitious healthcare professionals. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with TCNS.”

“The Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) is excited to partner with ACE as we share a mission to build the nursing and healthcare profession through education,” Dr. Gayle Russell, President of the TCNS Board of Trustees, said. “Specifically, one of our many ways to achieve our mission includes partnerships that further culturally competent and congruent healthcare for all people. We are pleased to have ACE join us and offer our members affordable, cost-saving opportunities. We can’t wait to see the great things this relationship does for healthcare across the globe.”

TCNS is a nonprofit, international membership organization made up of individuals across the globe who come together to work on common goals within the healthcare profession and ultimately contribute to the greater good of healthcare worldwide.

*Partnership Grants apply to program tuition only. The amount of the grant will be applied to tuition pro rata by term. Grant amounts are as follows: RN to MSN ($1,000); Ed.D. and Ed.S. ($1,000); M.Ed., M.A., and M.S. ($500); Bachelor’s** ($500); Certificate and Micro-Credentials ($250).

**RN to BSN applicants and students are not eligible for the Partnership Grant.

About American College of Education
American College of Education (ACE) is an accredited, 100% online college specializing in high-quality, affordable programs in education, business, leadership, healthcare and nursing. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 70 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, specialist, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

About Transcultural Nursing Society
The Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) mission is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide.


We’re proud to join 50+ major health care professional organizations & societies in calling for mandatory #COVID19 vaccination for all health care workers. Employer mandates are ethical, effective, and will help bring the pandemic to an end.Health care workers have a duty to protect their patients, and that means getting the #COVID19 vaccine. The vaccine is safe, effective, and our best tool for ending the pandemic. Click HERE to download the full statement and list of signatories.

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Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

Groups include American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of American Medical Colleges, and National Association for Home Care and Hospice

 (July 26, 2021) With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today. These societies and organizations represent millions of workers throughout health and long-term care – from doctors and nurses to pharmacists and physician assistants, from public health workers and epidemiologists to long-term care, home care, and hospice workers.

Their endorsement of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers aims to protect the safety of patients and residents of long-term care facilities and make the health care sector a leader in COVID-19 vaccination just as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are once again rising throughout the United States.

“Health care workers have an ethical duty to put patients’ health and well-being first, and getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is integral to that duty,” said Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, who organized the statement. “Employer vaccine mandates are effective and lifesaving, and they are especially appropriate in health care and long-term care settings. No patient should have to worry that they could become infected by one of their care providers, and no provider should put their patient at risk.”

Although vaccination rates among health care workers have been better than that of the general population, by the end of May, one-in-four hospital workers had not been vaccinated. This leaves patients -- especially unvaccinated children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised -- facing a growing risk of infection as the Delta variant surges. If implemented, this mandate would cover 17 million health care workers.

“As the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, especially among unvaccinated persons, requiring that all health care workers who can get vaccinated receive a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect them, their patients, loved ones and others who are vulnerable and immunocompromised,” said George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, President, American College of Physicians.

“As COVID-19 variants emerge and proliferate, it’s critical that we protect everyone who lives and works in long-term care, by ensuring staff are fully vaccinated. Throughout the pandemic, long-term care providers have demonstrated their dedication, commitment and bravery in the face of unprecedented, challenging circumstances. They must heed the scientific evidence and do everything possible to deliver safe, quality care to the older adults and others they serve,” said Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge.

“As frontline providers, PAs are committed to protecting our patients and the health of the public. Receiving the vaccine is a necessary step for fulfilling this commitment. AAPA supports requiring vaccinations for health workers to keep both the public and healthcare workforce safe,” said Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, president of the American Academy of PAs.

“Employers have a fundamental responsibility to take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees and the people they serve,” said Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDCES, president, American Pharmacists Association. “Due to the nature of the times we live in, this must include requiring their employees be vaccinated, to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus.”

"Health care workers are role models and families rely on them to care for their loved ones,” said Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, president and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association. “Now, the most important thing health care workers can do is get the COVID-19 vaccine, setting an example of the best thing we can all do to end the pandemic.”

“Universal vaccination of health care workers is the single most important step healthcare institutions can do to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is essential for protecting the health of their workers, the safety of their patients and ultimately the health of their communities,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, American Public Health Association.

“We need to do everything possible to help children, adolescents, and their families safely emerge from the global pandemic,” said Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “It is imperative that those who can receive a COVID-19 vaccine do so, especially those who work in a healthcare facility where care is provided to the unvaccinated, including vulnerable children for whom a COVID-19 vaccine is not yet approved.”

“Requiring COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment is a powerful tool for protecting frontline workers and patients against highly contagious variants and in communities with significant numbers of unvaccinated people. Health care organizations have an opportunity to lead by example, setting a precedent for other organizations to require vaccination to safeguard the health of employees and entire communities,” said Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, president-elect, Infectious Diseases Society of America.

“The AAMC, whose members continue to provide patient care on the frontlines of this ongoing pandemic, did not come to this decision lightly,” said David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. “Based on the large and convincing body of evidence and real-world experience of the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, requiring vaccinations among those serving at health care institutions is the right decision to promote the health of our patients, their families, and communities.”

“Patients with cancer need to know that their environment, including the people who care for them, is as safe as possible,” said Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, president, American Society of Clinical Oncology. “Mandatory vaccination is entirely consistent with ASCO’s core values of evidence, care, and impact.”

The joint statement and full list of signatories can be downloaded by clicking HERE!


Transcultural Nursing Society Tuition Discount Program

June 15, 2020:  The mission of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide.  Your work is essential for ensuring the health of our diverse communities.  We want to support you in furthering your nursing education by offering a 30% tuition discount on online graduate nursing programs at Duquesne University which include Ph.D. in Nursing, DNP to Ph.D., Ph.D. in Nursing Ethics, MSN, DNP, and Post-Master’s Certificate options. Duquesne’s School of Nursing offers a suite of graduate online nursing programs that are each designed to help you advance as a leader within nursing.  You must be a registered nurse, a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society for at least one year, and enroll as a full-time or part-time graduate student in order to qualify.

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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

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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