Trauma Nursing Core Course - Instructor
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ENA imposes specific criteria to take the TNCC Instructor Course. We have summarized their criteria and steps below.
Step 1: To take this course, you MUST have been recommended by the course director from your TNCC provider course as having instructor potential. The course director will need to complete an instructor potential form (click here) or will already have issued you with this form. Please do not proceed with registering for a TNCC instructor course without the instructor potential form being fully completed by the course director from your TNCC provider course. You will need to submit this form to us as part of your instructor course requirements. It is your responsibility to obtain this form. This form is your "Ticket" to enter the Instructor course.
Step 2: Agree with a course director to mentor you through the instructor process. This person will enroll you in their TNCC course, complete your monitoring paperwork and assist you with completing the steps to become an instructor. It is also possible to work with more than one course director to accelerate this process.
Step 3: Additionally, upon enrollment in the TNCC instructor course, you will take the online TNCC instructor course modules via the ENA website. This link will be issued to you after you have registered via our website. The email will come from CourseOps@ENA.org; this email can take 24-48 business hours to issue (and may often go to junk/spam).
Step 4: 28 days BEFORE the instructor course, you will need to arrange to test your TNP (Trauma Nursing Process) AND/OR the TNCC written exam. In many cases, we will do this on the morning of the Instructor course. Moreover, you must score 90% or greater on each of these tests. (Note: The TNP step is omitted if you tested at your TNCC provider course with a score of 90% on both the written exam and the TNP AND was within 90 days of your instructor course). You MUST prepare for this exam with your 8th edition TNCC textbook; we also have TNP practice videos on the Learning Management System (LMS) on our website (available after registration).
Step 5: Register, attend, and participate fully in the TNCC Instructor course (see below for the button for the schedule).
Step 6: Work with your TNCC Course Director to mentor you through the TNCC instructor process (see step 2 above). You must complete all the TNCC instructor course requirements within one year of attending the TNCC instructor course. At you the course(s) you will participate as an instructor candidate in a TNCC (Provider) course: at a teaching station, a lecture, and testing students for TNP -- while being mentored and monitored by a TNCC course director.
TNCC Instructor Course Information:
- Length: 1 day; approx. 8 hours total (100% via Zoom)
- Prepare you for TNCC Instructor status
- CEUs (6) available for RNs
- Must have a current TNCC 8th edition provider card (or have observed a full 8th edition course) and have obtained the current TNCC 8th Edition Textbook.
- An active and unencumbered RN license is required to become a TNCC Instructor.
The path to becoming a TNCC instructor is rewarding and includes learning about different teaching strategies, understanding how people learn, and being familiar with various types of teaching media. The TNCC instructor program is intense yet it is also quite a rewarding process.
If you have any questions about this process, please get in touch with Lee@CardiacEd.com BEFORE registration.
At your instructor course:
- Competency Validation (pretesting of psychomotor skill station evaluation and validation of electronic examination scores) of Provider Status
- Welcome, Presentation of Disclosures, and Introduction
- *Exercise: Large Group Discussion and Review of Interactive Learning Strategies
- *Exercise: Teaching a Psychomotor Skill Station
- *Exercise: Evaluating a Psychomotor Skill Station
- Next steps in the Instructor Path/Review of the monitoring process
- Course Evaluations
*Topics will be assigned for you to present to the group. At the end of each topic, the group with constructively critique your efforts. This is a very involved course that will show you how to teach the TNCC program.
Contact Hours are issued by ENA: 6 Contact Hours.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Provider Unit # P0232.
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.