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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)

Course Time & Schedule

Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In-Person at Sunnybrook Virtual via Zoom
Feb 15-16 Jan 13-14
Apr 20-21 Mar 15-16
Jun 11-12 May 11-12
Aug 10-11 Jul 19-20
Oct 17-18 Sep 14-15
Dec 6-7 Nov 8-9

Course fees:

  • TNCC Course Fee: $475
  • TNCC Manual: $125

Course Overview and Design

Excellence in trauma nursing contributes to optimal patient outcomes and the prevention of complications, long-term consequences, and death for patients. The purpose of the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is to provide registered nurses with evidence-based core knowledge, assessments, and psychomotor skills involved in the triage and management of injured patients. The trauma nursing process (TNP) reinforces a systematic and standardized approach to trauma nursing care and skills using an integrated approach to trauma teamwork, communication, and collaboration. TNCC is widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowering nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

The program consists of various modes of instruction, including psychomotor skill stations and interactive online learning. The framework of TNCC is based on the trauma nursing process (TNP), which is emphasized throughout the program. Classroom activities highlight critical concepts presented in the chapters and online modules to reinforce learning and the nursing process. The psychomotor skill stations involve applying the TNP to realistic patient scenarios while practicing trauma-specific skills.

Intended Audience:

All nurses involved in the care of trauma patients may benefit from this course. It is expected that the course learner will possess a basic nursing knowledge, have an understanding of emergency care terminology, and be familiar with standard emergency equipment.

The curriculum is designed for new trauma nurse learners to acquire essential knowledge and skills. Post-course mentoring and support are essential to further develop and master trauma nursing expertise. Experienced trauma nurses will update their knowledge to validate and improve established practice.

TNCC Course Prerequisites

  • Participants must be a registered nurse who possesses a current unrestricted nursing license to receive certification.

Learner Evaluation and Course Completion Card

  • Evaluation of learners consists of an online 50-question multiple-choice examination and successful completion of the psychomotor testing station. One TNP scenario is tested in the psychomotor examination. These evaluations are designed to assess acquisition of cognitive knowledge, essential psychomotor skills, and critical thinking.
  • To successfully complete TNCC, the learner must achieve a minimum of 80% on the online examination and demonstrate all the critical criteria and a minimum of 70% in the psychomotor testing station.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, registered nurses (RNs) are verified as ENPC providers for 4 years.

CME Credits

18.25 CNE hours

Frequently Asked Questions

TNCC 9th 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.

Contact us:

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager
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