RNSG 2432/2362 – Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health (CEC)



Orientation

  • When: Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:30 – 9 a.m. Mandatory, followed by virtual class lecture 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • What to bring: Signed syllabus release form for RNSG 2432/RNSG 2362, Module #1 materials from Blackboard
  • Syllabus can be found online on Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and some Mondays. Exams will be held mostly on Mondays.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

  • Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th edition (2017).
  • EHR Tutor (online access required)
  • Evolve Apply Case Studies (online access required)

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • What to bring: One piece of scratch paper, pencil, and calculator. Cell phone calculators are not allowed.

RNCEU

Submit the four (4) required RNCEU’s (due on week 2 of virtual clinical). Do not pay for these modules. Follow these instructions:

  1. Access http://www.rnceus.com/
  2. Click on Course Catalog
  3. Scroll down on the left hand side to access: Understanding Coagulation Tests, Understanding CBC, Understanding Liver Function Tests, and Understanding Renal Function Tests.
  4. Complete all 4 CEU’s, print the post test, and complete the post test.
  5. Turn in the post test to your clinical instructor at clinical orientation.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Thursday, September 3, 2020 (virtual time slot assigned by clinical faculty)
  • Where: Google Meets (virtual)
  • What to bring: Calculator, pen/pencil, Nurses Drug Guide or current drug reference, Intravenous Medication drug reference
  • The Mastery Skills Check-off will cover previously learned skills including: Injections (IM, sub-q, intradermal); Catheterization (Foley and In and Out); IV’s (IV push, hanging a piggy-back, starting an IV, calculation of drop rate) and setting ml’s per hour; Trach care and suctioning; Central Line dressing changes; Inserting Dobhoff feeding tubes and NG tubes; Identifying IM sites; and administering insulin. Please be sure to review the Nursing Skills Performance Mastery Checklists (all skills on the website are subject to be included in the check-off).
  • You will be given a client situation and must verbalize the ordered nursing skills satisfactorily.
  • You must also complete the Skills Check-off Assessment Quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor.
  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See the Professional Nursing Student Handbook for guidelines.

Clinical Orientation

  • When: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (virtual, mandatory for all clinical groups)

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule during the first week of clinical.
  • This clinical component enables the student to apply the theories, concepts and knowledge as presented in RNSG 2432 to the practice setting. Includes management components.
  • Clinical group assignments will be sent out to all students the week before classes start. All groups will complete a total of 192 hours. Please be aware that Simulation hours do count as clinical hours, therefore Simulation attendance is mandatory.
  • The Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool can be found on Blackboard. Be sure to review this document!

Recommendations for Success

  • It is strongly encouraged that you attend all virtual lectures. Anything discussed in lecture, is considered testable material. Stay on top of weekly assigned modules and readings. Be sure to review assigned Power Points, and complete assigned readings before coming to class.
  • Actively participate in class activities and to increase clinical reasoning and application of concepts. Be an active learner!
  • Keep email address in Blackboard current. Check ACC email and Blackboard announcements several times per week. You are responsible for the information sent out from faculty.
  • Maintain active communication with instructors through Blackboard via email. Seek out the instructor, and utilize virtual office hours to clarify questions and concepts when needed.

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