What is the PCAR Certification?

PCAR (Pediatric Care After Resuscitation) is the pediatric-specific version of the adult focused TCAR course, ideal for nurses who care for hospitalized pediatric trauma patients.

PCAR covers a wide range of pathophysiologic and patient care concepts and is designed to be a broad, core-level program, rather than an advanced or specialty-specific course. Although nurses are PCAR’s largest audience, the information contained in this program has proven useful to physiotherapists, paramedics, social workers, dieticians, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and others who interact with the hospitalized trauma patient.

For a more detailed list of the PCAR subjects visit the PCAR Program Description website.

Criteria for Applying for Exam

  1. A current, unencumbered U.S. RN license license is required


Total cost of the program is $335. If you are a full time employee and have worked at MSCH for 6 months you can be reimbursed for $335 by submitting your receipt and post-exam certification through Concur.

Additionally, one professional development B5 day may be used to attend.