RNSG 1443/1360 – Complex Concepts of Adult Health (EVC)



Orientation

  • When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8 a.m. Lecture to follow.
  • Where: See course calendar.
  • What to bring:  Clinical clearance slips, a signed copy of the release forms for the 1443 (theory) and 1360 (clinical) syllabi

Class Schedule

Skills Labs

  • When and where: See the calendar for dates, times, and locations.
  • What to bring:  Lab kit, IV notes, IV drug book, scrubs, and closed-toed shoes

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: This exam will be administered at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 (followed by orientation and lecture)
  • Where: See course calendar.
  • What to bring: Please come prepared with a basic function calculator and a pencil. You may not use your cell phone calculator. A calculator will not be provided.
  • You must pass the Dosage Calculation Exam with a minimum of 90% before you are allowed to administer medications in the clinical setting. You will have up to three attempts to pass the exam. Missing an exam counts as an attempt.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: EVC Nursing Skills Lab
  • What to bring: Lab kit, drug book, and basic function calculator
  • The first comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off will cover previously learned skills in Level 1. All students registered for Level 2 are required to be at the Mastery Skills Check-off. Students have up to three attempts to pass check-off; missing a check-off counts as an attempt.
  • You will be given a patient situation and must satisfactorily complete the assigned skills to continue in the course. You will be checked off on injections (IM, sub-q) and catheterization (male or female Foley).
  • The ACC guidelines for skills can be found in the ACC Nursing Skills Checklists.
  • To see the Nursing Skills Lab schedule, click here.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Level 2 has clinical sites with varying hours Wednesday through Saturday. Most clinical groups will have clinical 2 days per week. There may be a clinical group that completes a 12-hour shift 1 day per week. Clinical placements will be finalized the week before classes start for the semester and will be posted on Blackboard. Blackboard is activated the week before classes start, usually midweek.
  • Please note that no guarantees on any certain clinical site will be given. You are not allowed to have clinical at your work location. All clinical locations are subject to change prior to the start of the semester, and students will be placed in clinical sites accordingly. All clinical assignments are final; please review the student handbook if you need clarification.
  • Additional time at the clinical site for clinical preparation is required during each week of the course.

Clinical Orientation

  • When: Students will be oriented to the clinical course during the first week of the classes. Date/time of clinical orientation will vary according to the assigned clinical site.

Clinical Preparation

  • What to bring: Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, ACC uniform with ACC patch, and all required equipment prior to the clinical orientation day.
  • A schedule for clinical homework assignments will be set by individual clinical instructors. The amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.

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