Pediatric Acute Care Education


Trauma Nursing Core Course: 8th Edition


Offered by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) this premier trauma nursing course is for nurses worldwide who are caring for trauma patients. Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases – prepare yourself by taking TNCC.


This course delivers the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe. The overall course objective is to improve trauma patient outcomes by providing nurses with foundational trauma knowledge, skills, and a systematic Trauma Nursing Process to guide trauma patient care.


After taking TNCC nurses will be able to systematically assess the trauma patient, to intervene and/or assist with interventions, and to provide evidence-based trauma nursing care within the context of the trauma team.


This course involves

  • Instructor-led classroom discussions and skill stations taught by expert trauma nurses.

  • Hands-on training using both an individual and team approach. Teaching scenarios and skill stations offer you the opportunity to practice trauma assessments and interventions in a controlled environment.

  • Case-based online learning modules to let you learn at your own pace. *Note: online modules must be completed before the in-person class with no exceptions.

  • Evidence-based content developed by trauma experts. A comprehensive TNCC Provider Manual includes information on current trauma nursing standards and is a valuable resource for future references.


Target Group

  • TNCC is designed for RNs working in an Emergency or with a trauma patient along the continuum of care.

  • LPN and other healthcare providers may audit the course but will not be certified as no written evaluation will be done.


Pre-Course Preparation

  • Online modules must be completed prior to the first day of class.

  • Review and understand the information in the TNCC manual, using the A-J Systematic approach to assessment and prioritization.


Course Details and Expectations

  • A 2 day intensive course. Lunch is not provided.

  • Students who do not complete the online pre-course modules will not be allowed to attend the in-person class portion.

  • On day 2 the students are tested in the Trauma Nursing Process assessment. One retake is allowed.

  • At the completion of day 2 ENA will email students access to the electronic 50 question multiple choice exam that must be completed within 7 days. The exam is open book and timed.

Approximate length of course

Two days (8am-4pm)​

Upcoming Courses

May 7 & 8, 2021

ACH Staff Only - Course Full



PACE Program
Alberta Children's Hospital


28 Oki Drive NW

Calgary, AB  T3B 6A8

Cancellation  Policy

We understand that life happens and that sometimes you may need to cancel or change your course date. We require 30 days notice for a refund. We will charge a processing fee for the cancellation. The amount varies depending on the course and cost. It is $5 for the registration itself and 3.95% of the course fee. Should you need to cancel after the thirty days, we will gladly provide you with a credit towards any of our upcoming classes within two weeks notice. There are no refunds or credits for last minute cancellations.