Course Description

In the United States, trauma remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people less than 44 years of age. Caring for trauma patients requires knowledge, skill and a comprehensive, coordinated approach to provide the best possible outcome. This course is an essential educational component for nurses who are actively involved in caring for the trauma patient.

This nationally standardized course integrates nursing diagnoses into the content and provides the learner with core trauma knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. Participants who successfully complete the course are verified for four years and have the opportunity to become TNCC instructors.

The magnitude of trauma as a national and international problem is documented by data that identifies injury as being the primary cause of death in persons under age 45. The optimal care of the trauma patient is best accomplished within a framework in which all members of the trauma team use a systematic, standardized approach to the care of the injured patient. Emergency nurses are essential members of the trauma team. Morbidity and mortality of trauma patients can be significantly reduced by educating nurses to provide competent trauma care. The ENA and its constituents have the responsibility to facilitate trauma-related, continuing education opportunities for nurses who provide care to trauma patients.

    What this course teaches:

  • Identify the common mechanisms of injury
  • Describe the pathophysiologic changes as a basis for signs and symptoms
  • Describe the nursing assessment of patients with trauma
  • Describe appropriate interventions for the trauma patients
  • Describe the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions

2024 Course Dates & Times

  • Aug. 10-11, 2024
  • Aug. 22-23, 2024 (Corpus Christi)
  • Oct. 5-6, 2024

Course Fee

ENA Members – $340
Non-ENA Members – $365

Contact Hours

Awarded by the ENA, 18.3 hours

Pre-course Preparation

This includes completing the 8 online modules, studying the 8th edition manual, reviewing the Features and Updates Document with Highlights of the 8th edition, completing the study guide, watching the TNP video and completing the practice exam. Exciting changes include: virtual learning modules, interactive teaching strategies, electronic open book testing and a shortened course – one and one half days.  Complete instructions will be provided in your confirmation letter. Please note that an email address is mandatory and that institutional addresses may be blocked by firewalls.

Registration and Payment

Complete the registration form on this page. Registration is limited and there will be no on-site registration due to the online material which must completed prior to the course. Registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

There are three ways to pay.

  • Option 1: Pay by credit card
    • An invoice will be sent to you to securely pay using PayPal. Once payment has been received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.
  • Option 2: Pay by check or money order
    • Make payable to San Antonio ENA/TNCC and mail to:  Susan Douglass – 3539 Huntwick, San Antonio, TX 78230.  Once payment is received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.
  • Option 3: Your institution is paying for the class
    • If your institution is paying for class, include the point of contact information who will send the check in the Your Message area of the registration form. Once payment has been received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.

Receipt of payment confirms your place in the course. Registration ends 4 weeks before the first day of the course. Since room temperature varies, please bring a sweater or light jacket.


STRAC: 7500 Hwy 90 West

Contact Information

Susan Douglass – – (210) 215-5540

*The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

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