Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - page 2

Yikes...has anyone taken this course. I am going to be stressed until next weekend when the course is finished with test stations and an exam....OMG...what did I get myself into. Any info, tips,... Read More

  1. by   ernurse1234
    I have been a TNCC Instructor since 2001 and I can tell you to stress less! It is very common to stress about a course when you feel you don't know what is expected of you, however, this course REALLY gives you the information in the lectures. Also, if you feel the need to read before the course (which by the way is STRONGLY reccommended by most Course Directors prior to attending class), please focus on the A-I mneumonic for primary and secondary assessment. If you feel somewhat familiar with that, then I have no doubt that you will feel more comfortable in the testing stations on Day 2 to test out of practicums.
  2. by   betaq
    Hi Sarah
    can you tell me where you found the trauma nursing course? I am looking online for a course in ontario and haven't had much luck
  3. by   FlyingScot
    TNCC is offered by the Emergency Nurses Association here in the states. You can look it up at I'm not sure if they teach it in Canada.
  4. by   Pepperlady
    They do teach it in Canada, at least in BC .. I am taking it in March. Check with your local health authority for continuing education and see if its offered.
  5. by   Gator-ER-RN
    A lot of people in my class kept forgetting to REassess after an intervention. For example if the instructor tells you there is blood in the mouth/airway and you use suction, you must verbalize that you have suctioned and will now reassess. It's easy to miss that when it's not a real patient.