Transcultural Nursing Society(TCNS)

Madonna University D-175 - 36600 Schoolcraft Rd. - Livonia, MI - 48150-1176 - (888)432-5470

 Request for Proposal Review by Board of Trustees/Central Office


The purpose of the Request for Proposal to the TCNS Board of Trustees/Central Office is to provide the TCNS membership with a formal process through which to submit ideas and suggestions for TCNS Board of Trustees/Central Office. The Request for Proposal form is designed to provide the TCNS Board of Trustees/Central Office with the requisite information in order to make an informed decision. The TCNS Board of Trustees/Central Office encourages requests for proposal from its members.

Submission Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Please complete all applicable fields on the Request for Proposal form before submitting.
  • When writing the proposal, the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How should be addressed generally. Please limit your responses to each item on the Request for Proposal form to a maximum of 2-3 sentences.
  • The TCNS Central Office provides day to day oversight and implementation of all Board of Trustee approved projects.
  • The Board of Trustees reviews all projects periodically and requests reports regarding the work of any taskforce or committee.
  • Requests for TCNS Board of Trustees/Central Office review will be acknowledged within 48 hours, excluding weekends/holidays. If the request can be addressed or currently has an ongoing Board Approval, the TCNS Central Office will respond accordingly. 
  • You will have an opportunity to submit further documentation related to your proposal after you receive your email confirmation from the TCNS Central Office.
  • Requests for Proposal review by the TCNS Board of Trustees will be placed on the first available Board Agenda. The Board of Trustees meets at least once per quarter. You will be notified, by the TCNS Central Office, of the agenda where your request will be discussed.
  • You may request to present information regarding your Request for Proposal at a TCNS Board of Trustees meeting. Information regarding the meeting and time of presentation will be provided by the TCNS Central Office.
  • Decisions of the Board of Trustees will be communicated to the requestor, and all related information needed, within one week of the Board Meeting where the request was reviewed. Official responses from the Board of Trustees comes from the President and/or TCNS Operations only. 
  • The TCNS Board of Trustees will review requests and, if appropriate, appoint a committee, taskforce or advisory committee which is representative of the membership.
  • The Board of Trustees forms all official TCNS committees, taskforces, and advisory groups.  The Board is the sole decision making entity for the Transcultural Nursing Society. If a committee, taskforce or advisory committee is appointed by the Board of Trustees, the individual making the request will have the opportunity to serve with one or two appointees from the Board, membership and two representatives from the TCNS Operations to facilitate work of the group.
  • Please DO NOT begin work on the proposal prior to review and approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • All proposals are subject to the TCNS By-Laws, TCNS Handbook, and all applicable federal and state guidelines for 501c(3) non-profit organizations.  

Contact Information:

Please use the best information for TCNS to reach you should we have questions regarding this proposal.


TCNS Member:

TCNS Membership Number (If available)


Contact Email:


Purpose and Goal(s) of Proposal:

Description: How does the proposal support and align with the TCNS Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals?  Address each applicable TCNS goal separately.

TCNS Mission:  The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide.

TCNS Vision The TCNS seeks to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge base necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration.

TCNS Philosophy/Values:  Transcultural Nursing (TCN) is a theory based humanistic discipline, designed to serve individuals, organizations, communities, and societies.  Human care/caring is defined within the context of culture.  Culturally competent care can only occur when culture care values are known and serve as the foundation for meaningful care.   *Scholarship is the foundation of the discipline of TCN.  Advanced educational preparation in TCN enhances the practice of culturally competent care. Certification documents evidence of the ability to provide culturally competent care.  To achieve our vision, the TCNS requires a stable financial base.

Goals of TCNS:

  • To advance cultural competence for nurses worldwide

  • To advance the scholarship (substantive knowledge) of the discipline

  • To develop strategies for advocating social change for culturally competent care

  • To promote a sound financial non-profit corporation

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Implementation: (Describe how the proposal will be implemented. Who, What, When, Where, Why and How should be addressed in general terms.)

Project Time Frame:

Person(s) Responsible for Planned Implementation and Evaluation:

Evaluation: (What outcomes metrics will be used? How and when, and by whom, will outcomes be measured?)

Funding: (Anticipated Initial and Ongoing funding needs, if applicable)

Request to present proposal at a Board of Trustees Meeting:  

Request to be included on any committee, taskforce, or advisory committee formed:  

I affirm that I understand that this is a request and should not be implemented or worked on prior to the TCNS Board of Trustees review.  I understand that the Board of Trustees will evaluate and adjust the proposal as needed. I understand that I will receive an official response from the Board of Trustees after they have concluded their review and decision process.  I agree to follow all applicable TCNS By-Laws, handbook policies, federal and state guidelines. 

Please check box to indicate your agreement with the statements listed above:


You will have the opportunity to submit further documentation after your initial request/suggestion is reviewed.

Questions should be emailed to

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