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TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)

Course Schedule, Fees and Registration Info

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Course Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Bayview Campus)
Room # TBA

Course Time & Schedule

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In-Person Virtual
Apr 8-9 Apr 8-9
May 13-14 May 13-14
Aug 5-6 Aug 5-6
Sep 30-Oct 1 Sep 30-Oct 1
Nov 4-5 Nov 4-5
Dec 2-3 Dec 2-3

Course fees:

  • TNCC Course Fee: $450
  • TNCC Manual: $100

Course Overview and Design

TNCC, 8th Edition is designed to prepare emergency nurses for life-threatening trauma cases. The course gives you the knowledge, critical thinking skills and training needed to provide high-quality trauma nursing care.

You will learn:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for nurses. It is preferred that participants have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting before attending the course. Course participant must possess generic nursing knowledge, has an understanding of emergency care terminology and has familiarity with standard emergency equipment.

TNCC Course Prerequisites

  • Participants must be a registered nurse who possesses a current unrestricted nursing license to receive certification.
  • Participants must have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting before attending the course.

Course Completion Card

  • Certification of successful course completion is based on passing the written exam and the Trauma Nursing Process (TNP) psychomotor skills station.
  • Certification valid for 4 years from date of issue.

CME Credits

18.25 CNE hours

Frequently Asked Questions

TNCC 8th Ed Course Component Delivery Method(s) Videoconferencing Considerations
Pre-course modules Online No change. Completed prior to attending Day 1 of didactic portion of course.
Classroom didactic In-person or videoconference

Classroom material and large-group classroom will be similar experience to in-person class

A recorded video is provided demonstrating core skills such as BVM use, and application of: cervical collar, pelvic binder and tourniquet.

Small group discussion activities are adapted for online.

The instructor can demonstrate any hands-on skills using the equipment via videoconference.

The instructor will use the slides to talk through the content, eliciting as much verbal student participation as possible.

Discussion about troubleshooting or alternate techniques for different equipment is encouraged.

Skill Stations – Practice In-person or videoconference The instructor will use a virtual manikin as visual cues. One instructor will talk through the teaching skill stations with up to six students via videoconference. One student will verbally lead the scenario. Each student will need to lead at least one scenario.
Skills Station – Testing In-person or videoconference

Skill Station Testing will be done verbally, one on one, via videoconferencing.

Similar to in-person classes, testing is performed alone and without books or other supporting educational material.

Examination Online No change. Completed within 7 days of the synchronous in-person/virtual course.

TNCC Videos


Contact us:

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager
Email: als.educators@sunnybrook.ca
Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
H-wing, 2nd floor, Room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5