RNSG 1413/1160 – Foundations of Nursing (EVC)


  • When: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
  • Where: EVC Rm. 8362
  • What to bring:  Something to take notes on and a packed lunch
  • Please note that orientation and class schedule are subject to change due to the college’s response to COVID-19.

Class Schedule

  • When: Mon. & Wed., 8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: EVC Rm. 8362
  • Calendar: Level 1 EVC (Google Calendar)

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates. Most labs in this course meet Tuesdays; Lab sections meet 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Assignment to morning or afternoon labs will be made before classes begin. There will be limited opportunity for hardship switches only.
  • Where: EVC Nursing Skills Labs (see sign on lab door indicating lab room)
  • What to bring: Lab module information, skills checklists, watch with second hand, lab kit, and a stethoscope

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When & Where: Refer to the Level 1 EVC Calendar above.
  • Review your dosage calculations. Once you have access to the course in Blackboard, there are dosage calculations tutorials within the course tutor tab.
  • Failure to pass the Dosage Calculation Exam 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: Refer to the Level 1 EVC Calendar above.
  • Where: Eastview Campus (EVC)
  • 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 RRC and EVC will be open the week before the semester begins. 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 for 1160 include: 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.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Clinical days and times vary depending on clinical site and instructor. Clinicals are two days a week and typically include an evening and morning times. This includes the possibility of Wednesday evening/Thursday morning, Thursday evening/Friday mornings, Thursday mornings/Friday evenings or Friday evenings/Saturday mornings.
  • Assignments to clinical groups will be made before classes begin on the basis of geographic proximity between student addresses and clinical sites. There will be limited opportunity for hardship switches only.
  • Additional time at the clinical site for clinical preparation may be required during each week of the course.

Clinical Orientation

  • When: Orientation to the clinical site will take place per clinical instructor details at each clinical facility.

Clinical Preparation

  • What to bring: Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, ACC uniform with ACC patch, and all required supplies prior to the 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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