February 2021 marks the fifth birthday of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification program. The TCRN credential was introduced by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) in 2016. It has now been earned by more than 6,000 trauma nurses worldwide.
Nurses who earn the TCRN credential have demonstrated mastery of the trauma nursing body of knowledge spanning the entire trauma nursing continuum of care, including injury prevention, prehospital care, critical care, rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
The TCRN is the second largest certification program offered by the BCEN. It is also the organization’s fastest growing program. In 2020 the number of TCRN-certified nurses increased by more than 20%. As of February 2021, there are 6,077 TCRNs worldwide.
Represented nations include the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Bermuda, Guam, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the Federated States of Micronesia.
To learn more about the history of the TCRN certification program, read In Pursuit of Excellence: The Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN).