Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)

Available course dates

Course fee: $350 • 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. 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.


Pre-registration is required.

Participant seats are limited based on instructor-to-student ratios. Seats will be assigned to paid registrants in the order registration fees and materials are received. Cancellations must be received in writing 14 days prior to course date or registration fees will not be refunded.

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 on- line modules and for course confirmation.

Course Director
Marian Williams, RN BN CEN

Course Location

Unless notified otherwise, the course location is the UCLA Paramedic School, 5220 Pacific Concourse Drive, second floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Registration is at 7:15am, and the class is from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Thank You

The California ENA wishes to extend our thanks to the host facility, UCLA, and all participating facilities and staff.