Promotion of Nursing Image Program
The Tennessee Nurses Foundation partners with other organizations to accurately portray the professionalism of nursing and totnf_logo promote a positive image of the profession and nursing.




TNF Initiatives:

Honor A Nurse
TNF Scholarly Writing Contest
Tennessee Professional Assistance Program (TnPAP)

Honor A Nurse Program

The Tennessee nurses Foundation (TNF) welcomes you to publicly recognize a special nurse in your life. With your $50 tax-deductible donation to TNF, your honored nurse’s name will appear in the Tennessee Nurse, (a quarterly publication sent to all Registered Nurses in the State of Tennessee), as well as in the designated “Honor A Nurse” section under the Tennessee Nurses Foundation’s link on this website. A photo and brief paragraph may also be submitted to further recognize your honored nurse.

This program is available to honor any Tennessee nurse. Honor a nurse friend, nurse family member, or nurse colleague by marking their anniversary, birthday, special event or occasion, or as a memorial. Patients, or the patient’s family, may honor a nurse that truly made a difference in their care or the care of a family member.

Your $50 donation will go toward continued support of the TNF and its work pertaining to scholarships and grants that support the needs of nurses in Tennessee. TNF is a nonprofit, 501(c),(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and support the mission of TNF.

Honor A Nurse Contribution Form

Current Nurse Honorees


TNF Scholarly Writing Contest

The Tennessee Nurses Foundation is sponsoring a scholarly writing contest for all Registered Nurses (within all specialties of nursing), in the State of Tennessee.  A $1,000 award will be presented to the winner/s as part of the celebration of Nurses Week 2020.


  1. Registered Nurse (within all specialties of nursing)
  2. Paper is in a publishable format and may be published in the Tennessee Nurse and/or TNA website.

TNF Scholarly Writing Contest Guidelines

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2020. Submissions must be postmarked by this date. Fax submissions are not accepted.

Please mail submissions to:

TNF Scholarly Writing Contest s 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405 s Nashville, TN 37228-1296

Entries will be judged by blind review by selected nursing experts. The winner/s will be notified by email.
Members of the TNF Board of Trust and TNA Board of Directors are not eligible.




Tennessee Professional Assistance Program (TnPAP)

The Tennessee Professional Assistance Program provides advocacy, referral, and monitoring services for chemically dependent, psychologically or physically impaired health care professionals, who are licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee; and for students in health professional programs.