RNSG 1413/1160 – Foundations of Nursing (CEC)



Orientation

  • When: Will occur the Thursday prior to the first class day. You will receive an email announcement.
  • Where: CEC Campus at Brackenridge Hospital. Room number will be posted on the room assignment board in the CEC entrance lobby.
  • What to bring: Conservative street clothes or ACC teal scrubs, paper and pen. Tape recorders are welcome.
  • If you have not already done so, be sure to activate your ACC Gmail account, or you may miss important communication from your instructors.
  • Used ACC teal scrubs will be for sale at Orientation by ACC Student Nurse Association.

Class Schedule

  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays, usually 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. There are several classes during the semester that are scheduled 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (see the calendar below).
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC) at Brackenridge. Check room assignment board in the CEC entrance lobby.
  • What to bring: Conservative street clothes or ACC teal scrubs.
  • Calendar: Level 1 CEC (Google Calendar)

Skills Labs

  • When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon, or 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (as assigned).
  • Where: Clinical Education Center Labs on first floor.
  • What to bring: ACC teal scrubs, closed toe shoes, hair pulled back, a watch with second hand, lab packs (when assigned), stethoscope, scissors, penlights as assigned; drug books and textbooks are also sometimes helpful.

Dosage Calculation Test

  • When: During the first week of class. See above calendar.
  • Where: TBD
  • Review your dosage calculations! Once you have access to the course in Blackboard, there are dosage calculations tutorials within the course tutor lab.
  • Failure to pass the Dosage Calculation Test on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skill Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: During the first week of class
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC)
  • You will be checked off on vital signs plus one additional 1105 skill. You must satisfactorily complete the assigned skills to continue in Level 1.
  • The nursing labs at the CEC, RRC, and EVC will be open the week before the semester begins for practice. You are encouraged to take advantage of this practice opportunity.
  • Failure to pass the Mastery Level Check-off on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skills Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.

Course Mastery Skills Check-off

  • Mastery skills check-offs will cover: Physical Assessment, Medication Administration, including PO and Injections (IM, sub-q), Urinary Catheterization, and Enteral tubes.
  • You must pass all check-offs satisfactorily to continue in the course. Failure to pass the Mastery Level Check-off on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skill Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: You will have two clinical days per week, with 6-7 hours per day. Clinical days/hours vary by clinical site and instructor. They will either be Thu./Fri. or Wed./Thu. Clinical hours can be days (6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) or evenings (1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.).
  • Assignment to clinical groups will be made before orientation. You will receive an e-mail before classes start to rank clinical site preference. Every effort will be made to accommodate student preference, but no guarantees are made. There will be limited opportunity for hardship switches only.
  • Additional time will be needed at the clinical site each week to gather information for clinical days.

Clinical Orientation

  • When: Students will be oriented to the clinical site and to the course during the first week of RNSG 1160.
  • Where: Orientation will take place both on campus at CEC and/or at the clinical facility.

Clinical Preparation

  • What to bring: Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, uniform with ACC patch, and all required equipment prior to Clinical Orientation day.
  • Daily/weekly clinical assignments will be at the discretion of each instructor. Amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.

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