TNCC

About TNCC

This course taught by qualified emergency nurses, 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 a trauma team.

Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll learn:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations 
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

Course Format

A variety of learning methodologies are included to cater to every learning style, including:

  • Textbook
  • Online modules
  • Live simulation
  • Instructor-led classroom discussions and skill stations

 

Textbook: The latest edition of the TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual includes evidence-based content developed by trauma emergency experts. The 24-chapter, comprehensive manual is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and a valuable resource for future reference.

Online learning: Online modules with links to additional information are provided prior to the course date to 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.

Live simulation: TNCC includes hands-on training using both an individual and team approach.  Trauma nursing process psychomotor skills stations offer you the opportunity to practice trauma patient assessments and interventions in a controlled environment.

Instructor-led classroom discussions and skill stations: TNCC is a two-day intensive course taught by expert instructors.

 

TNCC 1-Day Renewal Course Format

Time to renew your TNCC verification and short on time? Register for the TNCC 1-Day renewal course that includes both self-study materials and one day of in-person review to help you prepare for the exam.

This renewal course includes all of the same materials provided for the full course but rather than two full days of in-classroom learning, there is one full day. 

Click here for Renewal Course FAQs


Why is ENA’s TNCC the right course for you?

  • Evidence-based content developed by trauma nursing experts
  • Curriculum designed specifically for nurses
  • Course education is updated regularly as trauma care evolves
  • 4-year, internationally recognized verification as a TNCC provider is earned upon successful completion
  • Increase your confidence in trauma patient care
  • TNCC courses available year-round at locations conveniently located near you 
  • Earn 17.65 contact hours of CNE

Prerequisites

  • Participants must be an RN and possess a current unrestricted nursing license to receive verification
  • 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

Registration

To register, contact the course director for your preferred location. They will provide you with further registration details needed to enroll in the course. To view all available courses and locations, click here or call 800.942.0011.

  • Participant seats are limited based on instructor-to-student ratios
  • Course fees, times, registration deadlines and prework/pretests will vary by location

For questions about registration, please contact courseops@ena.org or 800.942.0011.

For questions about clinical content, please contact education@ena.org or 847.460.4123.

Course Materials

TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, 7th Edition (current edition) is required for the course and is available through your course director.

Access the online modules here using the code you receive when you register for the course. 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.

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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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