This certification option is available for any student who has taken TNCC in the past or for any RN with at least 1 year of critical care experience who feels confident with their skills and wishes to renew without attending the classroom activities. For this option, the participant MUST still complete the online modules prior to coming for Trauma Nursing Process testing and must still take the test online, open book within 7 days after the skills testing day. The only portion completed in the classroom is the TNP.
This is a completely independent study option. While the TNP is covered in depth in the precourse modules and in the text which is provided to every student, there will be no TNP practice available prior to testing. Each student will have 2 opportunities to successfully complete the TNP, however, if unsuccessful, no certification will be issued. Please be prepared and practice thoroughly ahead of time. Also, because this is a "Challenge" option and students will not participate in other classroom activities, the ENA does not authorize CEUs to be issued.
Please consider your ability to study and prepare independently prior to registering for this option.
Within 24 hours of your registration, you will receive an email from ENA CourseOps. You must reply to the link within this email to access the pre-course modules. If you do not receive the email, please contact adminstration at 832-647-1003 ASAP so that it can be resent. If possible please use your personal email. At times, firewalls on hospital computer systems will block the email, making inavailable to the student.
Please also provide your personal, rather than work phone number when registering. You will be contacted by Course Director Tracey Burke, RN to schedule a time on the class date to come in to complete your TNP Skills Challenge.
An optional workbook is available for purchase with this registration. While it is not required, it does contain all of the PowerPoint slides and lecture notes included in the full course. This resource is very helpful when preparing for the exam.