ENA’s Trauma Nursing Core Course includes:

  • A two-day intensive course with expert instructors. TNCC is a two-day intensive course taught by expert instructors. There is a faculty ratio of approximately one faculty per four learners.
  • Hands-on training using both an individual and team approach. Three psychomotor skill stations — trauma nursing process, airway and ventilation, and trauma interventions — offer you the opportunity to practice the systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations.
  • Online learning: Five online modules with links to additional information let you learn at your own pace, apply what you learn and receive immediate feedback, and refer back to information at any time. The modules are a complete case study process — taking you through an entire sequence of care.
  • Evidence-based content developed by pediatric emergency experts. The 24-chapter, comprehensive TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, 7th Edition, is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and a valuable resource for future reference.


Course Manual Contents


  • Trauma Nursing and the Trauma Nursing Core Course
  • Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
  • Teamwork and Trauma Care
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Epidemiology
  • Surface and Burn Trauma
  • Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Mechanisms of Injury
  • Special Populations: The Pregnant Trauma Patient
  • Initial Assessment
  • Special Populations: The Pediatric Trauma Patient
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Special Populations: The Older Adult Trauma Patient

  • Shock
  • Special Populations: The Bariatric Trauma Patient
  • Pain
  • Special Populations: The Interpersonal Violence Trauma Patient
  • Brain, Cranial, and Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Disaster Management
  • Thoracic and Neck Trauma
  • Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient
  • Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
  • Post Resuscitation Care in the Emergency Department

Skill stations include:

  • Trauma nursing process teaching stations
  • Airway and ventilation interventions teaching stations
  • Trauma interventions: spinal protection, helmet removal, and splinting physical assessment station.

To Register for TNCC

  1. Contact the course director for your preferred location and register.
    To view all available courses and locations, click here or call 800.942.0011.
    Fees, times, registration deadlines and prework/pretests will vary by location.
  2. TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, 7th Edition is required for the course and is available from your course director.
  3. Access the online modules here using the code you receive when you register. You may purchase the online modules separately for $49.95; however, please note that this amount cannot be applied to the registration fee for the full TNCC.

17.65 contact hours

An ENA TNCC four-year provider verification card will be issued to those registered nurses who achieve 80% or higher on the multiple-choice exam and 70% or higher on the skill station evaluation.

The TNCC may be officially attended by Registered Nurses (RNs). LPNs  and paramedics are eligible to attend all portions of the course except  for the written and psychomotor evaluations. For this reason, they do  not receive verification, but are awarded contact hours.

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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

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