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TCRN® Eligibility FAQ


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What are the eligibility requirements to sit for the TCRN exam?

How many years of experience do I need as a trauma nurse to sit for the exam?

Please provide further explanation on the recommended requirement of twenty (20) to thirty (30) hours of trauma specific coursework across the trauma continuum.

Are pediatric trauma and intensive care nurses eligible to take the TCRN exam?

Is a BSN required to sit for the exam?

What is the difference between the TCRN certification and CEN certification? Is it better to have one over the other?

I am currently CEN certified. Should I also achieve the TCRN certification?

Will the TCRN certification replace TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course)?

Will the TCRN certification replace TNS (Trauma Nurse Specialist)?

Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association