The Trauma Nursing Core CourseTM (TNCC) - 9th edition, is a one and a half day course developed by the Emergency Nurses Association to present a firm foundation in trauma nursing and to provide nurses with core or basic trauma cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills that are associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient.
The goal of TNCC 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.
Verification of successful course completion is based on passing the written exam and the Trauma Nursing Process (TNP) psychomotor skills station Verification is valid for four years.
Participants must be an RN and possess a current unrestricted nursing license to receive verification.
It is preferred that participants have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting before attending the course. It is assumed that the course participant possesses generic nursing knowledge, has an understanding of emergency care terminology, and has familiarity with standard emergency equipment.