RNSG 1247 – Concepts of Clinical Decision Making (CEC)


  • When: Monday, September 27, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate
  • Prior to orientation, upload a signed copy of the RNSG 1247 syllabus release form to Blackboard.
  • You will need a laptop, personal computer, or tablet to complete the course. Your device must have a webcam. Devices can be requested through ACC at this link.

Class Schedule

  • When: Mondays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. See calendar for specific lab/lecture times.
  • Where: Lectures will be online in Blackboard Collaborate. Labs will be in person at the CEC.
  • Calendar: Level 2 CEC (Google Calendar)

Required Texts

  • Harding, M., et al. (2020), Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing (11th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Potter and Perry. Fundamentals of Nursing. 10th ed. 2021. Elsevier. St. Louis, MO.

Skills Labs

  • When: Monday, October 4 at 8 a.m. & Monday, October 11 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Lab will begin at 8 a.m. with online lecture in Blackboard Collaborate. Students will then come to the CEC campus for a 2-hour time slot at staggered times.
  • What to wear: Scrubs, surgical face mask, and face shield
  • What to bring: Bring your lab kit, Performance Mastery Checklists, and Practice Scenarios.
  • Lab attendance is mandatory. This course focuses on the following skills: phlebotomy, tracheostomy care, tracheostomy suctioning; central line dressing with blood drawing, and cap change.
  • You must pass a Mastery Skills Check-off over the skills taught in this course to successfully complete the course.


  • When: See the calendar for specific dates.
  • Where: Online in RNSG 1247 Blackboard
  • Notes: There are two tests and a final exam.


  • If you have any questions, please contact Professor Sharon Kerr MSN, RN, at skerr@austincc.edu.

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