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The History of TNF

The Tennessee Nurses Foundation (TNF) is a not for profit corporation formed by the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) in 1982. The Tennessee Nurses Foundation was founded to provide a mechanism for supporting programs that meet the needs of TNA members and non-members, as well as RN (non-licensed) nursing students in Tennessee.


  • Promote the professional image of nursing
  • Support nursing education
  • Facilitate leadership development
  • Encourage nursing research
  • Support professional health and wellness

Contact Information

Tennessee Nurses Foundation
545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 401
Nashville, TN 37228-1296
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TNF is governed by a Board of Trust composed of registered nurses and community leaders.

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Mission Statement

Promoting professional excellence in nursing.


The TNF Bylaws provide rules by which to conduct foundation business.

Amended July 1, 2020

Location: 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 401 
Nashville, TN 37228-1296
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
Phone: (615) 254-0350

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