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

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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. – 12 noon (Refer to the course calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or class time extension.)
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Calendar: PDF | 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
  • All students must purchase EHR for use in class, lab, and simulations.

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates of Pediatric and Obstetric labs and simulations.


  • When: Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: Blackboard Respondus with lockdown browser
  • There will be four semester tests and a comprehensive final exam. There will be HESI Specialty Exams which are optional.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When and where: See calendar.
  • All students must take a dosage and calculation exam. 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 and calculations exam.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: See calendar.
  • Where: Google Meet
  • What to bring: Lab kits with skills equipment, scrubs (does not have to be ADN), and closed-toe shoes.
  • There will be a comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off over previously learned skills to 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, cap change, and sterile dressing 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: See Blackboard.
  • Clinical experience consists of two 5-week rotations divided into a pediatric and an obstetric rotation. Students who are simultaneously enrolled in the Mental Health course will have three 5-week rotations. Changes to clinical rotation placement are not allowed. Each clinical rotation has a separate orientation component.

Clinical Preparation

  • If you have questions regarding Pedi clinical, contact Professor Jacy Day, RNC-NIC, MSN at jacy.day@austincc.edu.
  • If you have questions regarding OB clinical, contact Professor Nina Jackson MSN, RN, RNC-OB at njackso1@austincc.edu.

Pediatric Rotation

  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center, school nursing at various locations, home health nursing at various locations.
  • Specific groups assigned the week before semester begins.

Obstetric Rotation

  • When: OB clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesday or Thursday (possibly some Fridays). See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: North Austin Medical Center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Specific groups assigned the week before semester begins.

Recommendations for Success

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


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Upcoming Events

August 23, 2020
August 24, 2020
  • Level 3 Mastery Skills Check Off #1
    August 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Google Meet

    Students will be sent a link in their ACC email at assigned time of their check off. Students must have camera and microphone access.

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August 25, 2020
  • Welcome-Level 3- Orientation RNSG 1412 (BBC)
    August 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

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  • Pedi: Hospitalized Child & Pediatric Assessment (Day)
    August 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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  • Lunch
    August 25, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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