CENA Trauma
Nursing Program

Steering Committee

Jack Fabian (SA)
Sean Lannan (Tas)

Patricia Allen (Tas)
Chris Clarke (SA)
Julie Finucane (Qld)
Roberta Ridolfi (Qld)

National CENA TNP Consultant
Jane Mateer (Vic)

CENA TNP Courses return in 2021

In line with government guidelines in each State and Territory, CENA will be offering CENA TNP Courses in 2021.  Dates and locations will be advertised on the CENA website, as they are confirmed.  


CENA Trauma Nursing Program

The CENA Trauma Nursing Program is a two day program developed for nurses providing emergency care to trauma patients across the lifespan, in both metropolitan and regional/rural settings. The program structure aims to build upon your theoretical knowledge and practice in Emergency Nursing and develop a greater understanding of pathophysiology, assessment and management of trauma patients and related clinical skills. This program is suitable for all nurses, with a variety of experience and knowledge, providing trauma care.

Australasian Context

The CENA Trauma Nursing Program (CENA TNP) is an important initiative in trauma education for nurses in Australia. Australasian in context, this program provides instruction on the principles of trauma care, the opportunity to explore skills relevant to the trauma setting and seeks to develop the ability of Australian nurses to deliver trauma care in a variety of settings.

Program Structure

The program consists of facilitated lecture discussion, practical hands-on workshops, skill stations and simulation scenarios.  Facilitators are experienced emergency and trauma nurses from around Australia, who use interactive teaching and case based discussion to deliver theory and practical sessions.  An optional assessment is delivered at the conclusion of the program.  Following completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion and be awarded continuing professional development points.

Course Inclusions

  • Professional development points
  • One copy of Emergency and Trauma Care (3rd ed) – For Nurses and Paramedics by Curtis, Ramsden, Shaban, Fry, Considine. (either eCopy OR hard copy)
  • CENA TNP Emergency Care Trauma Nursing Manual. Detailing essential pathophysiology, assessment and management of common trauma conditions.
  • Access to an online trauma course pre and post the CENA TNP face to face course.
  • Fully catered (morning tea; lunch & afternoon tea)


Click here to meet the CENA members who are CENA TNP Faculty members for 2020/21.

Course Investment

CENA TNP is suitable for all nurses, with a variety of experience and knowledge, providing trauma care.

CENA Members $669.00  
Non-Members $769.00

Click here to download our CENA TNP Course flyer

Click here to download the CENA TNP booking cancellation and Refund Policy

Host a TNP course

We are always keen to hear from members who wish to host a CENA TNP course in their area.  Complete the form below and a CENA representative will be in touch to discuss.