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TNCC – Trauma Nursing Core Course

Course Reviews


Course Purpose

The magnitude of trauma as a national and international problem is documented by data that identifies injury as being the primary cause of death in persons under age 45.

The optimal care of the trauma patient is best accomplished within a framework in which all members of the trauma team use a systematic, standardized approach to the care of the injured patient. Emergency and trauma nurses are essential members of the trauma team. Morbidity and mortality of trauma patients can be significantly reduced by educating nurses to provide competent trauma care.

Highly recommended for all registered nurses working in emergency departments, intensive care and other trauma related areas.

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 firm foundation in trauma nursing. This is an internationally recognised program for registered nurses.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

ENA (USA) developed and implemented the TNCC for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (Provider) is a 20 hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills.

TNCC is revised every four years by an international panel of authors and reviews. TNCC ensure currency and that the content is in keeping with current evidence base practice.

It is recommended that the participant have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care or trauma related 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.

On successful completion of the TNCC Provider Course, ACEN invites suitable applicants to attend the TNCC Instructor’s Course.

Organization of the TNCC Provider Course Manual

The TNCC (Provider) manual, sent out prior to the course, is designed to reinforce and supplement lectures and psychomotor skills content. The interactive psychomotor skill stations facilitate initial integration of psychomotor abilities in a risk-free setting, which simulate trauma patient situations. The following psychomotor skill stations are included in the TNCC (Provider): Trauma Nursing Process (scenario-driven, interactive trauma assessment), Airway and Ventilation Interventions, Spinal Immobilization, Chest Trauma Interventions and Traction Splinting/Helmet Removal. There is a ratio of no more than one faculty per six learners. Each participant is provided the opportunity to practice the identified skills during rotation through the skill stations.

TNCC (Provider) Course Content

  1. The Trauma Nursing Core Course and Trauma Nursing
  2. Initial Assessment
  3. Airway Management
  4. Shock
  5. Brain and Craniofacial Trauma
  6. Thoracic and Neck Trauma
  7. Abdominal Trauma
  8. Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
  9. Musculoskeletal Trauma
  10. Burn and Surface Trauma
  11. Special Populations
  12. Disaster Management
  13. Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
  14. Stabilization, Transfer, and Transport
  15. Demonstration of the Trauma Nursing Process Station

Skill Stations

  1. Trauma Nursing Process
  2. Airway and Ventilation Interventions
  3. Spinal Immobilization
  4. Chest Trauma Interventions
  5. Traction Splinting/Helmet Removal


Successful completion of the course includes scoring a minimum of 80% in the 50 question multiple choice examination; as well as 70% of the total points and demonstrating all critical steps in the evaluated skill stations. The evaluated skill stations are the Trauma Nursing Process, Airway and Ventilation Interventions, and Spinal Immobilization.

TNCC Verification

Verification will be issued from ENA (USA) upon with successful completion of the course. Verification is current for a four year period.


Participant Course Fee: $695.00 GST Inclusive

$640.00 financial member of ACEN GST Inclusive.

Please ensure that all of the completed forms and money are sent in the one envelope to the College so that the manuals can be distributed at the same time. This will allow for any problems with the distribution of the manuals to the participants being identified early. Completed applications and monies to be forwarded 8 weeks prior to the courses occurring to the:

Australian College of Emergency Nursing Ltd.
PO Box 598
Toongabbie NSW 2146

If you do not have the required number of participants and have to cancel the course within 8 weeks of the course there will be a cancellation fee of $500.00

Refund Policy

– Participants are not eligible for a refund once the manuals have been posted.
– Participants are not eligible for a refund for failure to attend the nominated course.

Special circumstances and course transfer may be considered on application to the Executive Director and must be received in writing before the course date.