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



Orientation

  • When: Tuesday, August 27 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: EVC Room 8105
  • Read the syllabi for RNSG 1412 (lecture) and 1262 (clinical) located on the Blackboard site.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon (with additional labs 12:10 – 1:10 p.m., please refer to class calendar)
  • Where: EVC Room 8105
  • Calendar: Level 3 EVC RNSG 1412/1262 (tentative until first day of class)

Required Texts

  • McKinney, E. S., James, S. R., Murray, S. S., Nelson, K., A., & Ashwell, J., W., (2022). Maternal-Child Nursing (6th ed.). Elsevier Saunders.
  • EHR Tutor: https://my.ehrtutor.com(or EHR access linked through ATI)
  • ATI: All students must purchase EHR/ATI for use in class, labs, exams, and simulations.

Skills Labs

  • When: See the clinical calendar for dates of the Pediatric and Obstetric labs.
  • Where: TBD

Exams

  • When: Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: EVC Room 8307 (Nursing Computer Testing Lab, 3rd floor)
  • Course grade consists of four semester exams and a comprehensive final exam. There will be two ATI Specialty Exams.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Tuesday, August 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: EVC Room 8307 (Nursing Computer Testing Lab, 3rd floor)
  • All students must take a dosage and calculation exam. 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. Students have 3 opportunities to demonstrate proficiency on the dosage and calculations exam.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Monday, August 26, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Where: EVC Nursing Skills Lab
  • What to bring: Students must bring Lab skills equipment and wear appropriate clinical attire (ACC uniform) and closed-toe shoes.
  • 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: See Blackboard.
  • 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. The day of the week assigned may vary from rotation to
    rotation. There may be some weeks with 2 clinical days assigned. Changes to clinical rotation placement are not allowed.
  • Each clinical rotation has a separate orientation component.

Clinical Preparation

  • If you have questions regarding Pedi clinical, contact Professor Elissa Liberato, MSN, RN at [email protected].
  • If you have questions regarding OB clinical, contact Professor Katie Thomas, MSN, RN at [email protected].

Pediatric Rotation

  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center, school nursing or pediatric clinics at various locations
  • Clinical schedule will be finalized and distributed the week before semester begins.

Obstetric Rotation

  • When: OB clinical days consist of 8 or 12-hour days or evenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information and additional simulation clinical times.
  • Where: Multiple Ascension and St. David’s facilities in the Austin Area.
  • Clinical Schedule will be finalized and distributed the week before semester begins.

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