STN TCRN® Study Guide

The TCRN® Study Guide is an extensive 200+ page book including information on the following sections of the TCRN Preparatory Course:

  • Head & Neck
    Neurologic Trauma, Maxillofacial and Neck Trauma
  • Trunk
    Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal Trauma, Genitourinary Trauma, Obstetrical Trauma
  • Extremity and Wound
    Musculoskeletal Trauma, Surface and Burn Trauma
  • Special Considerations
    Psychosocial Issues, Pediatric Trauma, Shock
  • Continuum of Care for Trauma
    Injury Prevention, Pre-Hospital Care, Patient Safety, Patient Transfer
  • Professional Issues
    Trauma Quality Management

Practice questions with answers are also included.



STN TCRN® Online Preparatory Course
The online course contains recorded webinar presentations of each of the sections above. Your purchase includes 24-hour access to webinars and study materials for one year, including the TCRN® Study Guide in either electronic or hard copy.

Note: We are currently revamping the Online version of the STN TCRN® Preparatory Course: new recordings, more interactive content, and more. Purchase today and receive access to the revised course when it is launched in August 2018.

You may purchase the Study Guide separately, or bundled with access to the Preparatory Course. Click on the links below to order:

Please note: Use of the STN TCRN® Preparatory Course and STN TCRN® Study Guide is not mandatory, and will not impact your eligibility to sit for the national certification examinations offered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®).

Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This course provides 8.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.



STN TCRN® Preparatory and Faculty Training Course
This 11-hour course features expert speakers covering topics specific to the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. The course will also equip attendees with knowledge and resources to teach future STN TCRN Preparatory Courses at their own institutions. Registration includes a STN TCRN® Study Guide and access to STN course templates and the slide presentation.

Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This course provides 11.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Available Courses:
November 15, 2018
Location: Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 (Room Simeon AB)
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January 19, 2019
Location: 32nd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, JW Marriott Austin, Austin, Texas
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The “Session Discount Code” to enter to register as faculty for the STN TCRN® Preparatory Course is: STN19


STN TCRN® Preparatory Course
This 9-hour course features expert speakers covering topics specific to the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. Registration includes a STN TCRN® Study Guide.

Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This course provides 9.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Available Courses:
September 7, 2018
Offered by: Scripps La Jolla Medical Center in the Schaetzel Center, California

To register, please contact Melinda Case, MSN, RN, TCRN, Trauma Program Manager/TREF Chair at melinda.case@palomarhealth.org. TREF provides a $100.00 rebate for San Diego Trauma Center RNs, which must be approved and signed by the Trauma Center’s Trauma Program Manager/Director.
Registration: $250.00 per participant. Register by August 31, 2018.
October 15-16, 2018
Location: Northwell Health Center for Learning and Innovation, 1979 Marcus Avenue, Ste E-130, Hyde Park, NY 11042
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November 15, 2018
Location: Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 (Room Simeon AB)
Click here to register

Disclaimer: Persons using the STN TCRN® Preparatory Course and STN TCRN® Study Guide to help prepare for an examination offered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) acknowledge that there is no guarantee stated or implied that use will assure passage of an examination. STN makes no warranties about the content of the STN TCRN® Preparatory Course or STN TCRN® Study Guide.