RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (RRC)


  • When: Monday, January 25, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: RRC Rm. 3339.0
  • What to bring: Hard copy of syllabi signature page for RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160 (print from Blackboard), copy of class material per Blackboard announcements, copy of course calendar (use version posted on Blackboard), Psychiatric Nursing textbook (see below).
  • Orientation will be followed by Module 1 (Concepts of Mental Health Nursing) and lab on Therapeutic Communication.

Class Schedule

Required Texts

  • Varcarolis, E.M. (2021). Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 4th edition. Elsevier.

Skills Labs

  • When & Where: Integrated with lectures or last 45 minutes of class in classroom. Refer to Lab tab on Blackboard for specifics.
  • What to bring:  No special attire is required.


There will be three unit exams and a comprehensive final exam, fifty questions each.

  • When:  See the course calendar for specific dates and times for exams.
  • Where: RRC Nursing Computer Lab
  • Mental Health HESI 1: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. Directions for registration and payment can be found at this link. Your Evolve username will be needed to access the test.
  • Mental Health HESI 2: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Clinical Schedule

  • When & Where: Rock Springs Hospital, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (specifics will be announced)
  • What to bring: Prior to attending clinical, students must provide a Clinical Clearance ticket.


If you have any questions, please contact Margaret O’Sullivan at mosulliv@austincc.edu.

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