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Pediatric Acute Care Education


Trauma Nursing Core Course: 9th 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

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