Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)

Available course dates

Course fee: $400 • Nonrefundable: $50



The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a 16-hour 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 ultimate goal of TNCC is to decrease the morbidity and mortality of the trauma patient by increasing the knowledge, skill, and level of nursing care provided in the Emergency Department.

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.


Pre-registration is required.

Pre-course preparation is essential. This includes completing five online modules and studying the 7th edition TNCC Provider manual.

Your email address is required at registration to complete online modules and for course confirmation.​

Course Director

Marian Williams, RN BN CEN​