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A Rewarding Teaching Experience

Taking ATCN to the USNS MERCY (T-AH 19)

Pelton, LTJG Mary M. MSN Clin Ed, CEN; Griffith, LCDR Noelle MS, NP, CNS; King, CDR Heather PhD, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000113

Navy nurses are challenged to maintain trauma competency between deployment settings. The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course provides trauma nurse training to Navy nurses. Presenting ATCN in a nontraditional environment aboard a Naval vessel during a training exercise provided a rewarding teaching and learning experience.

Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Correspondence: LTJG Mary M. Pelton, MSN Clin Ed, CEN, 3155 Sweetwater Springs, BLV APT #212, Spring Valley, CA 91978 (

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Copyright © 2015 by the Society of Trauma Nurses.