RNSG 1412/1262 – Childbearing/Childrearing Nursing (EVC)

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  • When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Read the syllabi for RNSG 1412 (lecture) and 1262 (clinical) located on the Blackboard site.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m., with labs 12 noon – 2 p.m. Refer to the course calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or class time extension.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Calendar: Level 3 RNSG 1412/1262 EVC (Google Calendar)

Required Texts

  • McKinney, E. S., James, S. R., Murray, S. S., Nelson, K., A., Ashwell, J., W. (2018). Maternal-Child Nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • Zerwekh, J., Garmeau, A.Z. (2015) Nursing Today, Transition and Trends (8th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • EHR Tutor: https://my.ehrtutor.com

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates of Pediatric and Obstetric labs.
  • Where: TBA
  • What to bring: Clinical attire is required.


  • When: Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: Blackboard Respondus with lockdown browser
  • Course grade consists of four semester exams and a comprehensive final exam. There will be optional HESI Specialty Exams throughout the course.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When and Where: See Calendar.
  • Students must successfully pass this exam with a score of 90% or higher to administer medications in the clinical setting and to continue in any Level 3 course. You have 3 opportunities to demonstrate proficiency on the Dosage Calculations Exam.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: See Calendar.
  • Where: Google Meet
  • What to bring: Students must bring skills equipment and wear appropriate clinical attire (ACC uniform not required). Bring ACC ADN Clinical Clearance Ticket as permit to this exam. Failure to do so will result in withdrawal from the level.
  • The mandatory comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off over previously learned skills will include a sterile procedure, medication administration and documentation.
  • Any of the following may be included for mastery: medical administration, catheterization (Foley), intravenous medications, tracheostomy care and suctioning, phlebotomy from Central Line, Central Line dressing change, and cap change.
  • Each student will receive a patient scenario and complete the skills performance within 30 minutes, including documentation.
  • Each student must successfully complete the Mastery Skills Check-off to continue in any Level 3 course.

Clinical Schedule

  • When and where: Refer to the clinical rotation schedule posted in Blackboard for clinical sites, days and faculty.
  • Clinical experience consists of two five-week rotations divided into a pediatric and an obstetric rotation. Students who are co-enrolled in RNSG 1412/1262 and RNSG 2213/2160 will also attend a five-week mental health clinical for the third five-week rotation. Level 3 cannot allow changes to the posted clinical rotation schedule.
  • Refer to calendar for dates, times, and location of mandatory “Day 1 Simulation for Ob and Pediatrics.” Each clinical rotation has a separate orientation component.

Clinical Preparation

  • Daily/weekly clinical assignments will be announced in Blackboard. Amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.
  • If you have questions regarding Pedi clinical, contact Professor Katherine Smith, MSN, RN at katherine.smith@austincc.edu.
  • If you have questions regarding OB clinical, contact Professor Natasha Randolph, MSN, RN at natasha.randolph@austincc.edu.

Pediatric Rotation

  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday.
  • Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Notes: All students must have a current Ascension Seton student ID to attend pediatric clinical experiences.

Obstetric Rotation

  • When: Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday times determined by clinical instructor.
  • Where: Ascension Seton Medical Center, St. David’s Medical Center

Recommendations for Success

  • Open lab time should be available sometime this summer. Please watch for posted times. Plan time to practice.
  • Refer to the RNSG 1412 course site on Blackboard for updates.


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Upcoming Events

October 20, 2020
  • Lecture-Pedi Integumentary (Smith)
    October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Room 8105

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  • Lecture-Pedi Cardiac (Smith)
    October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room 8105

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  • Lunch
    October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • LAB-Pedi Cardiac (Smith)
    October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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October 21, 2020
  • Clinical Rotation 2 (Refer to schedule from your clinical instructor)
    October 21, 2020 @ 6:45 am - 6:45 pm

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