Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN)

Certification for the trauma nurse is finally available. The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing has developed the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification. The TCRN is the first national certification for trauma nurses. The certification demonstrates dedication and expertise across the continuum of care, from injury prevention until the patient achieves reintegration to home.

Nurses desiring to take the TCRN certification exam should have about 1,000 hours per year of trauma nursing practice. The nurse is not required to work in an emergency department and may practice in such diverse areas such as an intensive care unit, as a flight nurse, or in a military field hospital.

The BCEN also recommends the nurse complete 20 to 30 hours of course work specific to trauma care across the trauma continuum. Our two day TCRN Certification review course will prepare you to successfully complete the TCRN examination and achieve certification.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to take and successfully complete the TCRN examination.
  • Participants will be able to integrate knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the nursing practice of nurses caring for the trauma patient.
  • Participants will be able to state appropriate nursing interventions for common clinical problems encountered in the management of the trauma patient.

Who Should Attend?

Nurses working in:

  • Emergency Departments
  • Flight Nursing
  • Trauma ICU
  • EMS



Pro Ed hosted TBA!

Course content is based on the new TCRN exam content outline!

0800- 1700
Succeeding at the TCRN Exam
Shock States
Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma
Professional Issues
Surface & Extremity Trauma

0800 - 1700
Trunk Trauma
Head & Neck Trauma
Continuum of Care
Pre-Hospital Transfer
End-of-Life Issues

Schedule a TCRN Review Course for Your Group or Hospital

Call Pro Ed at 951.285.5699 or contact us via email. Pro Ed staff will assist you with scheduling the speaker. Once a date(s) is arranged, we will prepare a contract. Pro Ed staff  will supply copy you may use for your brochure or online advertising. Our staff is available to guide you every step of the way. We are here to help nurses attain certification!