RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (CEC)


  • When: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: CEC Room C1.111
  • What to bring:  Hard copy of syllabi signature page for RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160 (print from Blackboard), copy of course calendar (use the final version posted on Blackboard Course Information)
  • Orientation to the mental health courses will be followed by a lecture plus a mandatory lab on Therapeutic Communication (see “Lab” button on Blackboard for documents to review and bring to lab).

Class Schedule

  • When: Mondays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (Occasionally, class time may be extended.)
  • Where: CEC Room C1.111 (Please check room assignments in CEC lobby as rooms are subject to change.)
  • Calendar: Level 3 RNSG 2213 CEC (PDF)

Required Texts

  • Varcarolis, E.M. (2017). Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd edition. Elsevier.

Skills Labs

  • When: Labs will take place following the lectures.
  • What to bring:  No special attire is required.
  • See course calendar for schedule of six labs.


  • When:  See course calendar for specific dates and times for exams.
  • Where: CEC Nursing Computer Lab
  • There will be three unit exams and a comprehensive final exam. The HESI Exam is required, and an optional 2nd HESI is offered.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Wednesdays or Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78751

Clinical Orientation

  • When: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8 a.m. for Wednesday and Thursday clinical groups
  • Where: Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78751
  • What to bring: Wear school uniform and ACC name badge.


If you have any questions, please contact Mary DeMellier, Associate Professor, at mary.demellier@austincc.edu.

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