FAQ’s – Virtual Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
How is a Virtual TNCC training program delivered? Is this a self-study program?
The Virtual TNCC training program is delivered by our faculty, via live video stream, direct to the student’s desktop, laptop or tablet. We have students participating from all over the world.
Is this course certification accepted just like an in-person TNCC training program?
This is the exact same course as the in-person course except that it is delivered entirely by video conferencing.
Who issues my certificate?
Upon successful completion, you will receive an TNCC Card electronically issued by the Emergency Nursing Association. An ENA TNCC Card is good for four (4) years and will expire the last day of the month in which you took your course.
What do I have to do to complete the course and receive my TNCC certificate?
For you to successfully complete the Virtual TNCC Course, you must:
· Complete the pre-course materials
· Attend all portions of the virtual class lectures, skills and practice stations
· Successfully pass the Virtual TNCC Trauma Nursing Process (TNP) psychomotor skills station
· Complete the online ENA TNCC multiple-choice written evaluation with a passing score of 80% or better.
What time does the course start and how long does it last?
Typical Virtual Course Start Times Each Day:
Pacific Standard Time: 6:30 a.m.
Mountain Time: 7:30 a.m.
Central Time: 8:30 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time: 9:30 a.m.
Day 1 of course will take approximately 9 hours, Day 2 including testing will take approximately 7 hours. These hours will highly depend on class experience levels, questions, etc.
Will I still receive continuing education credit?
Contact hours will be provided by the Emergency Nurse’s Association. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
I found a cheaper course online. What makes your course so much better?
You could possibly search around and maybe find a cheaper course but these are the reasons we believe our courses are the best ones available.
· Each of our instructors has over 20 years of experience working with and teaching trauma.
· The vast majority of our instructors have master’s degrees in nursing and all have worked as clinical educators.
· The ENA has utilized a number of our instructors to develop questions, content and textbook material for TNCC and ENPC Programs.
· We develop a number of training aids and video content to help enhance your learning experience.
· Our goal is not only to ensure you are successful in class but also to prepare you for the real world; your next shift where you will be caring for critical pediatric patients.
What equipment do I need to have to take a virtual course?
A desktop, laptop or tablet computer that is running either Microsoft or Apple iOS operating system. A video camera, microphone and speakers to be able to participate in virtual class activities. An internet connection to connect with Zoom Video Conferencing.
Why do I need to keep my camera on during the virtual course?
Just like in an in-person training program, our faculty is responsible for ensuring that the student is present and engaged. We have large flat panel TV monitors so we are able to clearly see students’ faces to pick up on visual learning cues just like we would in an actual classroom. The video conferencing software also indicates when students’ video window is minimized or not in the forefront.
Will all future TNCC training programs be delivered virtually?
We do not know. We do believe that Virtual TNCC training is here to stay. As a company, we have not abandoned our onsite in-person training programs but we have shifted 90-95% to Virtual TNCC delivery.
We are currently doing a hybrid program with some of our larger clients. We deliver all the virtual video lecture content and their TNCC instructors do skills stations and testing. We credential their existing TNCC instructors and do ongoing video monitoring to ensure they meet established ENA guidance and standards.
When will I be able to take a Virtual Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (TNCC)?
Registration is open now with classes starting weekly.