TNCCTM was developed by the Emergency Nurses Association, TNCCTM encompasses core knowledge and interactive skill sessions to aid the trauma nurse in methodically assessing and intervening for critical trauma victims. TNCCTM serves as the basis for a standardized approach to initial trauma care. 

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCCTMconsists of lectures, hand-on psychomotor skills, and interactive online learning.  Lectures and skills stations are presented by verified TNCCTM instructors and instructor candidates. Interactive online learning reinforces chapter content with case studies and learning activities. The lecture content is organized to provide substantive knowledge for use in the skills stations. Participation in all psychomotor skills is required for successful course completion.

Evaluation of learners includes a written multiple choice test and the Trauma Nursing Process Psychomotor Evaluation Station. To successfully complete the course, the learner must achieve a minimum of 80% on the written examination, actively participate in all skills stations, and demonstrate all critical criteria and a minimum of 70% of all steps in the Trauma Nursing Process Psychomotor Evaluation Station.

Participants receive continuing education credit hours (CECHs) for attending the course. Prehospital providers and other medical professionals may desire and are encouraged to attend TNCCTM but a course completion card may only be achieved by registered nurses.

Provider Courses 

Date Provider
October 20 & 27, 2022 Cancelled
November 9 & 16, 2022 Register Here
December 14 & 21, 2022 Register Here
January 11 & 18, 2023 Register Here
February 15 & 22, 2023 Register Here
March 23 & 30, 2023 Register Here
April 12 & 19, 2023 Register Here
May 17 & 24, 2023 Register Here
June 14 & 21, 2023 Register Here
July 12 & 19, 2023 Register Here
September 20 & 27, 2023 Register Here
October 12 & 19, 2023 Register Here
December 13 & 20, 2023 Register Here

 *Course is taught by OhioHealth instructors and reserved for COTS member OhioHealth hospital employees. No tuition discounts are permitted for OhioHealth TNCCTM courses.

Instructor Courses

Date Instructor
December 2, 2022 Register Here
March 7, 2023 Register Here
December 1, 2023 Register Here

General Information

  • On-line registration is limited for each course.
  • Breakfast and lunch are on your own.
  • Course workbook, directions, and syllabus are mailed approximately 30 days prior to class following paid registration. No refunds are given for failure to enter the appropriate coupon code at registration.
  • For questions or additional information please contact our education department at

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COTS member hospitals & free standing emergency departments may be eligible for a discount.
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