The Emergency Nurses Association developed the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This course combines interactive learning with scenario-based assessments to give nurses a comprehensive learning experience.  The TNCC Seventh Edition contains evidence-based content developed by trauma experts to reinforce and supplement the lectures and skill stations.  The core knowledge in the TNCC® Provider Course is essential for nursing personnel working in any level trauma center. 

The Provider Course is taught in 16 hours over a two day format and presents an organized approach for nursing evaluation and management of seriously injured trauma patients with hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings.

Since its founding in 1913, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a history of advocating for quality patient care and excellence in education programs. The ACS-Arkansas Chapter and the Arkansas Trauma Society have provided trauma education for Arkansas providers since the late 1970's, including ATLS, RTTDC, and other courses. Our organization is now once-again offering quality trauma education for all providers in Arkansas. We will also be offering
other trauma courses in the fall and winter, and will host the Annual Arkansas Trauma Update in
the Spring.

Our goal is to deliver the best trauma education, including the latest information on care of the trauma patient, so that those physicians, nurses, and EMS providers taking our courses can be assured of the best possible education.  All of our courses will be taught by surgeons, nurses, and other providers who are active participants in the Arkansas trauma system, are proven instructors, and have kept up to date with the latest information.  We also aim to provide these courses at competitive prices , and in locations that will provide convenience for providers around the state, while still providing the essential number and quality of instructors needed for quality education.

Knowing that many providers need these courses now, we are offering ATLS, TNCC, RTTDC, and ATCN courses beginning in September.  Our intent is to produce these courses so that we can educate the largest number of providers in the most efficient fashion.

February 15-16, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

July 18-19, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

Trauma Nursing Core Course

June 6-7, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

In Conjunction with the  American College of Surgeons - Arkansas Chapter

Advanced Trauma Life Support

March 7-8, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

March 6-7, 2020        Batesville, AR


Together, we can make a difference for Arkansas Citizens.

May 23-24, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS




Arkansas Trauma Society

January 18-19, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

April 25-26, 2020 - Little Rock, AR; UAMS

  • Check out the link below to see the ATLS Courses offered on the American College of Surgeons Website:

Upcoming Courses

& Locations

Who can take ATLS?  

Under new ACS policies to expand who can take the course, Licensed Physicians (MD and DO), Licensed Nurse Practitioners (APN, CRNA, etc.), and Licensed Physician Assistants (PA) can all take ATLS for CME / CEU credit and an ATLS provider card.  All others can audit the course (attend all lectures, receive a textbook, and observe the skills stations).


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