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



Orientation

  • When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Includes lecture, lab, and Dosage Calculation Exam (see below)
  • Where: Clinical Education Center. (Please check reader board for room assignment.)
  • What to bring: Signed syllabus release form for RNSG 2432/RNSG 2362, Module #1 materials from Blackboard, clinical ticket
  • Syllabus can be found online on Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and some Mondays. Exams will be held mostly on Mondays.
  • Where: Always check CEC reader board for room assignments.
  • Calendar:  Level 4 CEC (Google Calendar)
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

  • Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th edition (2017).
  • EHR Tutor Access

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates.
  • What to bring:  Lab kit, drug books, class notes, and syllabus
  • Check announcements and Blackboard for expectations.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. (during orientation)
  • What to bring: Pencil and a calculator. Cell phone calculators are not allowed.

RNCEU

Submit the four (4) required RNCEU’s (due on clinical orientation day). 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: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (time slot to be assigned at RNSG 2432 orientation)
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC)
  • What to bring: ACC scrubs and closed toe shoes are required!
  • There will be a comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off over 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 have to complete several skills satisfactorily. Documentation will be required.
  • 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, January 23, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (mandatory for all clinical groups) 
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC)

Clinical Schedule

  • When: May vary. 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 lectures and class labs. Anything discussed in lecture or class lab is considered testable material. Stay on top of weekly assigned modules and readings. Be sure to review assigned PowerPoints, and complete assigned readings before coming to class.
  • Actively participate in class activities and scheduled RNSG 2432 class labs 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 office hours to clarify questions and concepts when needed.
  • The Nursing Skills Lab will be open the week before the semester begins if you want to practice. You are encouraged to take advantage of this learning opportunity.

Contacts

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Upcoming Events

March 1, 2020
March 2, 2020
March 3, 2020
  • RNSG 2432 Lecture: Module # 12 and 13 Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) & Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    March 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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  • RNSG 2432 Class Lab
    March 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • RNSG 2121 Class Lab
    March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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