Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review: Think in Questions,

Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review: Think in Questions,


This is a comprehensive review for the new trauma-certified registered nurse exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment–enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique “Think in Questions” format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review is comprised of bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints.

The review’s user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful suggestions related to the exam format.

Key Features:

  • Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with “Think in Questions” Socratic-style content review
  • Provides content review, practice exam-style Q&A with rationales, test-taking skills, and test blueprint format
  • Includes thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints
  • Contains “bite-size” sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization
  • Includes 500 exam-style questions with rationales

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification program.

BCEN does not endorse any TCRN certification exam review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company.



Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN, CENP, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN, graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1985 with her BSN. She successfully completed and graduated from Parkland Memorial Hospital’s Critical Care and Trauma Internship. She has worked in the Surgery/Trauma, Thoracic and Neurosurgical ICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital as a staff nurse and nurse educator. Ms. Kent has been a manager on a trauma floor and the director of critical care at Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas. She has her master’s of nursing from Texas Women’s University as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and has worked as a CNS in the surgical trauma ICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Ms. Kent moved to Florida and is currently the director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute associated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Ms. Kent has presented seminars throughout the United States, Canada, and Oman. She has also published multiple chapters and books, including the books Adult CCRN® Certification Review and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) Examination Review, published by Springer Publishing Company. Ms. Kent has been known to be engaging and supportive of nurses desiring certification. She receives emails from nurses who are excited that they have successfully passed their examinations.

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