Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

TNCC, 9th Edition, is now available! This new edition expands the opportunity for application of trauma knowledge and skills by increasing the Trauma Nursing Process teaching activities from six to eight scenarios. Other enhancements include:
  • Reshaped and revised pre-course learning activities to include modules on communication and shock. 
  • The addition of “The LGBTQ+ Trauma Patient” chapter.
  • Interactive activities are interwoven throughout the classroom time.  
TNCC, 9th Edition, courses will be added to the course listings as they become available.

About TNCC

Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and training needed to provide high-quality trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess patients and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for them.

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

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


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

  • Provider manual
  • Online modules
  • Instructor-led classroom discussions and skill stations
  • Virtual courses available

Manual: The provider manual includes evidence-based content developed by experts in trauma care. A valuable resource for future reference.

Pre-course learning: Includes access to required online modules prior to the course date to let you learn at your own pace, apply what you learn, and receive immediate feedback. Modules include a step-by-step breakdown of the Trauma Nursing Process and a comprehensive study guide.

Instructor-led classroom discussions and skills stations: TNCC is typically delivered over one-and-a-half days. Live, in-person or virtual classroom learning includes skill stations, group discussion and other interactive exercises. 

Electronic testing: Electronic open-book testing enables you to test in an environment that makes you most comfortable. No more test anxiety!



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

  • Evidence-based content developed by trauma nursing experts
  • Curriculum designed specifically for nurses
  • Course content is updated regularly as trauma care evolves
  • Four-year, internationally recognized verification as a TNCC provider is earned upon successful completion
  • Increases your confidence in trauma patient care
  • Courses are available year-round at locations conveniently located near you
  • Earn 19.5 CNE hours


  • Only registered nurses are eligible for provider status.
  • Licensed practical nurses and paramedics are eligible to attend all portions of the course and obtain CNE hours, but are not eligible for provider status verification.


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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232

The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

ENA University is here to meet emergency nurses' professional development needs from orientation to advanced practice.