Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) Training

Curriculum Provider:
Emergency Nurses Association
Certification Duration:
4 Years
Course Format:
Classroom Lecture, Small Group Learning Stations, Practical Testing Scenarios and Written Exam.

ENA developed and implemented the TNCC training certification for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (Provider) is a 16 or 20-hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills.

TNCC Course Content includes The Trauma Nursing Core Course and Trauma Nursing Epidemiology, Biomechanics and Mechanisms of Injury, Initial Assessment, Airway and Ventilation, Shock, Brain and Cranial Trauma Ocular, Maxillofacial, and Neck Trauma, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal Trauma, Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Surface and Burn Trauma, Special Populations: Pregnant, Pediatric, and Older Adult Trauma Patients, Disaster Management, Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care, Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient and Demonstration of the Trauma Nursing Process Station.

Skill Stations include: Trauma Nursing Process Teaching Stations, Airway and Ventilation Interventions Teaching Stations, Spinal Protection, Helmet Removal, and Splinting Physical Assessment Station. Successful completion of the course includes scoring 80% or greater on the multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical steps and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill stations.

In order to receive TNCC certification, you must be a Registered Nurse. All other licensed personal will only receive Continuing Education Units for the course.

Certification will be issued from ENA upon successful completion of the evaluated psychomotor skill station and the multiple choice examination. Contact hours are awarded based on hours attended, regardless of performance during evaluation. The most current ENA textbook is mandatory for entrance into the course, and will be available for purchase during the registration process. Whether you purchase the ENA textbook during registration or have access to your own copy, you must bring your textbook with you to class or you will be unable to attend class. ENA courses carry unusually high costs of sponsorship due to specialty faculty requirements and strictly enforced student-to-instructor ratios. For this reason we are unable to provide refunds or credits for last-minute rescheduling. Any student who does not comply with ENA's policy on textbooks may be omitted from participation in the class and their registration fees forfeited.