RNSG 1412/1262 – Childbearing/Childrearing Nursing (CEC)


  • When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • What to bring: A copy of the course calendar, RNSG 1412 & RNSG 1262 course syllabus, and course syllabus signature page.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon. See the calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or class time extensions.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Calendar: Level 3 RNSG 1412/1262 CEC (Google Calendar)

Required Texts

  • McKinney, E. S., James, S. R., Murray, S. S., Nelson, K., A., Ashwell, J., W. (2018). Maternal-Child Nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • Zerwekh, J., Garmeau, A.Z. (2015) Nursing Today, Transition and Trends (8th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • EHR Tutor: https://my.ehrtutor.com
  • All students must purchase EHR for use in class, lab, and simulations.

Skills Labs

  • Pediatric Growth and Development Lab: August 31, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Pediatric Cardiac Lab: September 21, 2021, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fetal Monitoring Lab: October 19, 2021, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Newborn Lab: November 16, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Legal Lab: November 23, 2021, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Lab attendance is not mandatory.


  • When: Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: Blackboard Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • There will be four semester tests and a comprehensive final exam.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Students must successfully pass this exam with a score of 90% or higher to administer medications in the clinical setting and to continue in any Level 3 course. You have 3 opportunities to demonstrate proficiency on the dosage and calculations exam.

HESI OB/Pediatric Specialty Exam

  • When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
  • The HESI Specialty Exam is optional for the Spring 2021 semester.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Due Monday, August 30, 2021 by 12 noon
  • Where: Virtual submission
  • The mandatory comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off over previously learned skills will include a sterile procedure, medication administration and documentation.
  • Any of the following may be included for mastery: medical administration, catheterization (Foley), intravenous medications, tracheostomy care and suctioning, phlebotomy from Central Line, and Central Line dressing and cap change.
  • Each student will receive a patient scenario and complete the skills performance within 30 minutes, including documentation.
  • Each student must successfully complete the Mastery Skills Check-off to continue in any OB/PEDI Level 3 course. You have three attempts to pass Mastery Skills.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Refer to the clinical rotation schedule posted in Blackboard for clinical sites, days and faculty.
  • Clinical experience consists of two five-week rotations divided into a pediatric and an obstetric rotation. Students who are co-enrolled in RNSG 2213/2160 will also attend a five-week mental health clinical for the third five-week rotation. Changes to clinical rotation placement are not allowed.

Pediatric Rotation

  • When: 12 hours per week
  • Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center

Obstetric Rotation

  • When: 12 hours per week
  • Where: St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Recommendations for Success

  • Open lab time is available the week before the semester. Plan time to practice.
  • Refer to the RNSG 1412 Blackboard course site for updates.


  • If you have any questions, please contact the CEC Level 3 lead professor, Laura Bauzon, MSN, RN, CCRN at laura.bauzon@austincc.edu

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