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

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  • When: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Read the syllabi for RNSG 1412 (lecture) and 1262 (clinical) located on the Blackboard site.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (Refer to the course calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or class time extension.)
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Calendar: Level 3 EVC RNSG 1412/1262 (Google Calendar, tentative until first day of class)

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

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates of Pediatric and Obstetric labs.
  • Where: TBA
  • What to bring: Clinical attire is required.


  • When: Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: EVC Computer Lab, 3rd floor
  • Course grade consists of four semester exams and a comprehensive final exam. There will be two HESI Specialty Exams.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When and Where: See Calendar.
  • 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 Calculations Exam.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: See Calendar.
  • Where: First attempt is recorded in ACC Labs; subsequent attempts will be in person with a live proctor. You will have 3 attempts to show proficiency.
  • What to bring: Students must bring Lab skills equipment and wear appropriate clinical attire (ACC uniform) and closed-toe shoes.
  • Students will sign up for a 1-hour slot to record in the lab. Students are encouraged to practice during open lab times and at home prior to their time slot.
  • 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 (IM, SQ, IVP, IVPB), catheterization (Foley), tracheostomy care and suctioning.
  • 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 Level 3 course.

Clinical Schedule

  • When and where: 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 simultaneously enrolled in the Mental Health course will have three 5-week rotations. Changes to clinical rotation placement are not allowed.
  • Each clinical rotation has a separate orientation component.

Clinical Preparation

  • Daily/weekly clinical assignments will be announced in Blackboard. Amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.
  • If you have questions regarding Pedi clinical, contact Professor Katherine Smith, MSN, RN at katherine.smith@austincc.edu.
  • If you have questions regarding OB clinical, contact Professor Natasha Randolph, MSN, RN at natasha.randolph@austincc.edu.

Pediatric Rotation

  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesday or Thursday. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center, school nursing at various locations, home health nursing at various locations.
  • Specific groups assigned the week before semester begins.

Obstetric Rotation

  • When: OB clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesday or Thursday, and/or Friday. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: Ascension Seton Medical Center, St. David’s Medical Center
  • Specific groups assigned the week before the semester begins

Recommendations for Success

  • Open lab time should be available sometime this summer. Please watch for posted times. Plan time to practice.
  • Refer to the RNSG 1412 course site on Blackboard for updates.


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