Outreach Education Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
Classes fill up quickly, please call 850.434.4641 for class availability.
The Trauma Nursing Core Course is a 2 day course sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association. TNCC is an information loaded course that provides core-level knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with implementing the trauma nursing process. The trauma nursing process is used to standardize the approach to trauma care and is reflected throughout the course and manual. The TNCC teaches a systematic approach for the care of the injured patient. This course is intended for RNs but may be audited by other medical personnel for CECHs.
Trauma nursing as a discipline refers to the process and content of all the different roles nurses have in the care of the trauma patient. Knowledge is the core of any discipline. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills and build a strong foundation for trauma nursing.
TNCC may be officially attended by RNs. It is recommended that the participant have at least six months of clinical nursing in an emergency care setting. 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.
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 skills stations. The evaluated skill stations are the Trauma Nursing Process, Airway and Ventilation Interventions, and Spinal Immobilization.
Verification will be issued from ENA upon successful completion of the evaluated psychomotor skill stations and the multiple choice examination. Expiration of verification will occur four years from the first day of the month in which the card was issued.
Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs):
CECHs are awarded based on hours attended, regardless of performance during evaluation.
Course fee: $250.00 for outside participants / $200.00 for affiliate hospitals or Baptist employees not requiring TNCC
ENA suggest participants register 6 weeks prior to the course in order to allow a sufficient amount of time to get through your course manual. Registration will be excepted up until the week before the course as long as there are slots available. Our classes do fill quickly so in order to reserve your place in the Trauma Nurse Core Course please register as soon as possible. For registration information please contact Lee Smith, Trauma Registrar at 850.434.4663 or Brian Groat, Program Coordinator at 850.434.4037. Your may also send any registration questions or comments to Lee.Smith@bhcpns.org or Brian.Groat@bhcpns.org.
Location & Map:
We are conveniently located near Baptist Hospital at 903 West Moreno Street.
Office hours for registration:
Monday & Wednesday:
7:30 – 11 a.m. & 12 – 3:30 p.m.
7:30 – 11 a.m. only
Call 850.434.4641 for more information or contact us here.