Transcultural Nursing Society

46th Annual Conference

October 21-24, 2020

The Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) will join a growing number of professional organizations who are going virtual with their conferences and move the 46Th Annual Conference to a virtual format. The 2020 conference was scheduled to take place in Louisville, KY, on October 21-24, 2020. The TCNS Virtual Conference will still be held on the same dates as originally planned. The Board of Trustees carefully reviewed the guidance of medical experts regarding the pandemic. The Board of Trustees in coordination with the administrative office made this decision to protect the health of our members and participants.

TCNS is working diligently to adapt the planned presentations and other activities to a virtual format. Participants will have the potential to earn significantly more CEU’s than in past years. This change will allow us to provide a lower conference fee. Participants will remain safely at home and will avoid the expenses of travel.  This will allow us to have a more economical event and connect on important content during this challenging time.

If you have already registered for this event, (TCNS) will automatically refund the difference between the amount you paid and the reduced virtual conference fee. You may also choose to apply this difference to the 2021 conference fees or request a full refund.     Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time!





ALL TIMES ARE BASED UPON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. PLEASE ADJUST ACCORDINGLY FOR YOUR LOCAL TIME. Presentations will be recorded for viewing at your convenience and available until December 1, 2020

Transcultural Nursing: Influencing Research, Education, Practice and Administration 

Conference Objectives/Outcomes

  • Discuss strategies for advocating social change to promote culturally competent care
  • Apply transcultural nursing theories in research, education, practice and administration
  • Identify transcultural nursing research and theory to address migrant health challenges, gender issues, and women's health
  • Analyze issues influencing transcultural nursing research, education, practice and administration

Keynote Speaker 
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Alexander is currently a Professor in the School of Nursing, Special Assistant to the Dean of the Adams School of Dentistry and formerly the Associate Vice -Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/ Chief Diversity Officer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the end of 2019, she completed her presidency of the National League for Nursing, the voice for nursing education which has over 40,000 nurse educators and 1200 schools of nursing as members and her membership of the Tri-Council of Nursing which sets the leadership agenda for the nation. For over 21 years, she was the Senior Vice President for Clinical and Professional Services at the Tennessee Hospital Association and designed one of the nation’s first minority health administrators’ program, Agenda 21, which exists to this day.
Dr. Alexander has guided individuals in academic, corporate, health care and religious organizations in the exploration of marginalizing processes, as well how to be open to multiple perspectives, viewpoints and the impact both positive and negative due to the many lived experiences of difference. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters and opinion briefs. Her passion for equity of opportunity and penchant for holding courageous dialogues to steward and promote human flourishing has led to appointments on landmark healthcare initiatives including the Commission of Workforce for Hospitals and Health Systems of the American Hospital Association and the National Quality Forum’s steering committee for the first national voluntary consensus standards for nursing-sensitive care. She is a two-term member on the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. In 2010 she was the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s Prism Award recipient for workforce diversity leadership and in 2013 the National Student Nurses’ Association bestowed her with their most prestigious award of Honorary Membership. In addition, she received the Southern Regional Education Board’s M. Elizabeth Carnegie Award in 2013.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) in Education, Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University.



This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).
Please call Dr. Hasenau at 734-748-1755 for more information about contact hours.

Tentative Conference Schedule

Early Conference Registration 2020