Nurse Education Programs

Nurse Education Programs

Physical Address

Madigan Annex
Building 9932A/B
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-3052


From the Madigan Gate, turn left at the third traffic light on to Wilson Road. Continue past Keeler Gym and the Special Forces compound, turn left on to West Hayes or West Johnson and park near Building 9932A/9932B.


Specific nurse education programs are:

  • Trauma Nurse Care Course (TNCC) – the Emergency Nurses Association developed and implemented the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (Provider) is a two day course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.

  • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) - the Emergency Nurses Association developed the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) to improve the care of the pediatric patient by increasing the knowledge, skill and confidence of the emergency nurse. This two day course provides core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency care setting. ENPC is the only pediatric emergency nursing course written by pediatric nurse experts.

  • Nurse Preceptor Course - Trains staff nurses to serve as preceptors for the Clinical Nurse Transition Program, ROTC Nurse Summer training Program, as well as other AOC producing courses.

  • Charge Nurse Course - Prepares staff Registered Nurses to assume the leadership role of Charge Nurse.

  • Nursing Orientation & Skills Lab - Training provided to new staff nurses, both RN and LPN to orient them to nursing practice at Madigan.

    • ACLS – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Healthcare providers enhance their treatment abilities through Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training. From basic life support to advanced interventions and from airway management to pharmacology and more, professionals hone their skills.
    • BLS - Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.
    • PALS - For healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies, the American Heart Association's PALS course is a valuable training tool to improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children.
    • PEARS - Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization. Students who do not regularly treat critically ill children will develop skills in recognizing certain pediatric distress signs and symptoms using several unique visual cues and working at learning stations.
    • Clinical Nurse Transition Program – six month internship program for new Nurse Corps officers to hone their clinical and leadership skills. This program provides an individualized training program that also allows the officer to explore areas of future specialty concentration.
    • ROTC Nurse Summer Training Program - Provides a one month preceptor to select ROTC Cadets from around the country. This preceptorship provides an opportunity for future Army Officers to see what their careers have in store for them working in a military hospital.

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