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Trauma Nursing Core Course

August 28, 2018
8:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Faith Regional University

Cost: $280

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Trauma Nursing Core Course was developed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). This two-day course is designed to provide a consistent standardized knowledge base and approach to Trauma Care. The content is presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations.

Spring Class: Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Fall Class: Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Target Audience:
TNCC is designed for Registered Nurses. Other healthcare providers, such as LPNs or paramedics, may audit the course.


  • Participants will be able to:
  • Systematically assess the trauma client by using primary and secondary survey.
  • Analyze the pathophysiologic changes as a basis for signs and symptoms.
  • Identify differences in assessment and care of the injured child and pregnant trauma patient.
  • Identify priorities in trauma care.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to care for the trauma patient.

Course content includes:

  • Biomechanics and Mechanisms of Injury
  • Initial Assessment
  • Shock
  • Brain and Craniofacial Trauma
  • Thoracic and Neck Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Burn Trauma
  • Trauma and Pregnancy
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
  • Stabilization, Transfer and Transport

TNCC offers interactive learning with scenario based assessments.

  • A systematic approach to the initial assessment
  • Hands on training to provide expert care
  • Evidence-based content developed by trauma experts
  • Patient advocacy regarding pain management and family presence

Presenters are TNCC instructors through the ENA who work throughout the region in Emergency Medicine.

Registration Information:
Fee: $280 (includes cost of book)

  • All attendees will need the 7th Edition TNCC manual*. This is the edition released in 2014. Books will be mailed to registered participants three weeks prior to the course.
  • Cancellation will result in a 20% processing charge plus the cost of any materials.

*There will be pre-course work that is now a requirement of this course. You will receive instructions on how to complete the pre-course work with your 7th Edition Manual.

Deadline:  March 7, 2017 (Spring Class); August 8, 2017 (Fall Class)

Class size is limited so register today! Deadline allows for delivery of required book.

Continuing Education Contact Hours:
Upon successful completion of the TNCC provider course, participants are verified for four years, receive a verification card and earn 17.65 Continuing Education Contact Hours (includes pre-course work).

The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as  a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

For more information contact Bobbie Jo Miller, Faith Regional University, at (402) 844-8276 or