TNCC

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Has 2 years experience.

Ok, so I just finished TNCC today. So what does this mean??? Is it some sort of certification or just a class??? Obviously, I understand why I need it but does it mean I am certified or just took the core class to provide a basic trauma education??? Thanks!

medic981, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

TNCC is a certification that is good for four years and means you met the minimum competencies to pass the course. After a year or two of experience in the ED and you want to make emergency nursing your career, your next step will be to take your boards to become a Certified Emergency Nurse.

bear14

Has 2 years experience.

Then what is the difference between TNCC and trauma nurse specialist? What can one do that the other cannot?

Then what is the difference between TNCC and trauma nurse specialist? What can one do that the other cannot?

From a legal stand point there is no difference between an RN with and without these certifications. They don't even guarantee more knowledge or clinical skill than someone that is not certified (unless the "specialist" is a CNS that specializes in trauma).

Artificial barriers as to what type of patients a hospital allows certain RN's to care for are another question altogether.

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Then what is the difference between TNCC and trauma nurse specialist? What can one do that the other cannot?

TNCC is a basic course, it doesn't necessarily govern or dictate your scope of practice. Do you work in an ED?

bear14

Has 2 years experience.

Yes I do.

bgxyrnf, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Tele; ED; ICU. Has 10 years experience.

TNCC is just a continuing education class, analogous to ACLS.