The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieving better patient outcomes. The ENA’s Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowering nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and practical training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

Learn: Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries, Comprehensive patient assessment,Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes, Various learning methodologies are incorporated into TNCC, including online, a textbook, interactive lecture, hands-on practice at home, and case-based learning.

Hands-on training at home, using both an individual and a team approach. Psychomotor skill stations — trauma nursing process, airway and ventilation, and trauma interventions — offer you the opportunity to practice the initial assessment's systematic approach in real-life situations.

Online learning: 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 trauma emergency experts. The 24-chapter, comprehensive TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, 8th Edition, is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and a valuable resource for future reference.

Faculty: Fun & Friendly TNCC instructors.

Contact Hours: Issued by ENA

Content Includes: A systematic, standardized approach utilizing the A-J mnemonic Trauma care of the pediatric, pregnant, and older adult patients Initial rapid assessment Spinal immobilization Airway management

Opportunity to earn up to 18.3 contact hours.

(Offers four-year verification of your knowledge and skills upon successful completion)

Who should attend? This program is mainly for RNs. If you're an RN working in the ER or want to work in the ER, this program is a MUST!

Note: Non-RNs may attend the course but cannot take the exam or skills testing stations. Those who pass the exam, testing stations, and class are issued a 4-year TNCC certification. In addition, continuing Education Credit will be issued to all attendees who complete the program from ENA.

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,The transition of Care for the Trauma Patient,Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma, Post Resuscitation Care in the Emergency Department,

Online Written Exam

To complete the course, you must:

Obtain and read the TNCC textbook [8th Edition] (available for purchase during registration). You will need this textbook to study for the course; however, you do not need to have the book to begin the ENA's TNCC pre-course modules. Complete the online pre-course modules (issued after registration) on ENA's website. These must be completed BEFORE attending the live session of the course. You do not need the textbook to start ENA's pre-course modules; we recommend beginning them as soon as your access is granted.

Complete the online lectures and activities via (different from the ENA's modules above) during the course. Complete and participate in both days of the live session of the course Pass the Trauma Nursing Process Skills session with a 70% or greater (during your live session) Pass the online written exam (80% or greater) within 7 days of the course (50 questions, open-book, 2-hour time limit, 2 attempts, random questions).

The TNCC 8th Edition textbook does take approx. 14-21 days for delivery (USA ONLY); if you elect to pick it up from our office, please check that we have the textbook in stock as they sell out very quickly. ENA does offer an eBook for the TNCC program; if your textbook's delivery is not guaranteed, you may want to consider an eBook instead of a print book. ENA recommends registering 30+ days before the course to prepare for the heavy TNCC content. However, if you're registering within 30 days of the course, you can only proceed by understanding that you run the risk of "failing" the course without sufficient time to prepare. The TNCC written exam is an open-book exam; moreover, many do not succeed with the written exam and course completion if you don't have the current (8th Edition) boon. If you agree to these terms, an eBook maybe your best option, as an eBook access link is usually emailed within 3-5 business days from when you place your eBook order

The current edition of program provider course materials is required.