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


  • 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 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: Mon. & Wed., 8 – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Online using Blackboard Collaborate, unless otherwise specified.
  • Calendar: Level 1 RRC (Google Calendar)

Skills Labs

  • When: Tuesdays, time to be determined.
  • Where: RRC Nursing Skills Labs – 3219.03 & 3219.04. Located in building 3000, 2nd floor.
  • What to bring:  Lab module information, skills checklists, watch with second hand, lab kit (when assigned), stethoscope/scissors as assigned.

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
  • Students who successfully passed RNSG 1413 in the current semester are exempt from the Dosage Calculation Exam for 1341.
  • Failure to pass the test on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Dosage Calculations Proficiency in the Student Handbook.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off


  • When: The first check-off attempt will be done the week before the start of RNSG 1341.
  • Where: RRC Nursing Skills Labs – 3219.03 & 3219.04.  Located in building 3000, 2nd floor.
  • 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 Clinical Nursing Skills Performance Mastery Checklists 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

  • When: Clinical days/hours vary by clinical site and instructor.
  • 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 the first day of the session. Newly entering students should consult the Level 1 RRC calendar for clinical dates.

Clinical Preparation

  • What to bring: Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, uniform, 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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