RNSG 1341/1161 – Common Concepts of Adult Health (CEC)


  • There is no formal orientation to this course for those students who have successfully completed the first 8 weeks of the semester.
  • Information about course requirements and assignments will be available prior to the end of the first 8 week course (RNSG 1413).
  • Students entering in the second 8 weeks will receive information from the CEC Level 1 coordinator prior to the start of the course, and will attend a short orientation session during the first week of the course.

Class Schedule

  • When: Usually Mon./Wed., 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and occasionally on Tue. when there is no skills lab. There are several classes during the semester scheduled 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (see the calendar)
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC) at Brackenridge. Check the room assignment board in the CEC entrance lobby.
  • What to bring: Conservative street clothes or ACC teal scrubs.
  • Calendar: Level 1 CEC (Google Calendar)

Skills Labs

  • When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon, or 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (as assigned).
  • Where: Clinical Education Center Labs on first floor.
  • What to bring: ACC teal scrubs, closed toe shoes, hair pulled back, a watch with second hand, lab packs (when assigned), stethoscope, scissors, penlights as assigned; drug books and textbooks are also sometimes helpful.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Students entering in the second 8 weeks will be required to take a Dosage Calculation Exam in the first week of the session.
  • Where: TBD
  • Review your dosage calculations! Once you have access to the course in Blackboard, there are dosage calculations tutorials within the course tutor lab.
  • Failure to pass the Dosage Calculation Exam on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skill Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Students entering in the second 8 weeks will be required to pass a Level 1 Mastery Skills Check-off covering RNSG 1105 and 1413 skills. The first check-off will be done the week before the start of RNSG 1341. Spring semester check-offs will be done the week before Spring Break.
  • Where: TBD
  • Students who successfully passed RNSG 1413 in the current semester are exempt from the Level Mastery Skills Check-off for 1341.
  • You may be checked off on any of the following 1105 and 1413 skills: entry and exit measures, isolation precautions, vital signs, medication administration (PO, SQ, IM) and enteral tube feeding and medication administration. You must satisfactorily complete the assigned skills check-offs to continue in Level 1.
  • Download skills checklists from the ACC ADN homepage and watch the Potter and Perry videos to help prepare. Practice the skills that you learned in RNSG 1105 and 1413 over and over until you have mastered them, in preparation for the Level 1 Mastery Check-off.
  • Failure to pass the Mastery Level Check-off on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skill Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.

Course Mastery Skills Check-off

  • There are no Course Mastery Skills Check-offs in RNSG 1341.

Clinical Schedule

  • Clinical days/hours vary by clinical site and instructor. They will either be Thu./Fri., or Wed./Thu. Clinical hours can be days (6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) or evenings (1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.). Additional time will be needed at the clinical site each week to gather information for clinical days.
  • Students remain in the same clinical group as in RNSG 1160 and clinical start/end times and sites will remain the same as those in the first 8 weeks. For students entering in the second 8 weeks, placement in a clinical group will be determined on or before the first day of the session.

Clinical Preparation

  • What to bring: Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, uniform with ACC patch, and all required equipment prior to the first clinical day.
  • Daily/weekly clinical assignments will be at the discretion of each instructor. Amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.

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