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



Orientation

  • When: Monday, August 26, 2019, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: RRC Room 3338
  • What to bring: Current calendar, clearance tickets, and handouts for RNSG 2432 Module 1
  • Syllabus can be found online on Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Mondays and Tuesdays (See the calendar below for exact times and room numbers.)
  • Where: RRC Room 3338
  • Calendar:  Level 4 RRC (PDF)
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

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

Skills Labs

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

Dosage Calculation Test

  • When: Monday, August 26, 2019, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (before Orientation)
  • Where: RRC Computer Lab
  • What to bring: A calculator is provided on the computer. No cell phones, scientific calculators, or smart watches are allowed.
  • You may find this calculation web site helpful as a review!

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.

This is mandatory. You will receive credit for 2 clinical hours for completing these CEU’s.

Email Kelle Howard (khoward@austincc.edu) or Nancy Jenkins (njenkins@austincc.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 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 insulins. 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 Schedule

  • When: May vary. Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule during the first week of clinical. All groups will complete 192 hours.
  • 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.
  • Final groups will not be determined until the week prior to the start of class. Groups will be posted on Blackboard. At that time, you may contact classmates to arrange a trade. Trades must be agreed upon and completed before the start of the first lecture. Please contact your instructor ASAP if you plan to trade.
  • A clinical case study presentation will be required. This will be discussed further by your clinical instructor.
  • The Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool can be found on Blackboard.

Recommendations for Success

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.

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