RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (CEC)


  • When: Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: CEC Campus (classroom TBD)
  • What to bring: Syllabi signature page for RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160 signed and submitted (found in Blackboard), access to class material per Blackboard announcements, access to course calendar (use version posted on Blackboard), Psychiatric Nursing textbook (see below).
  • Orientation will be followed by Module 1 (Concepts of Mental Health Nursing) and lab on Therapeutic Communication.

Class Schedule

  • When:  Mondays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: CEC Campus (classroom TBD)
  • Calendar:  Level 3 RNSG 2213/2160 CEC (Google Calendar)

Required Texts

  • Varcarolis, E.M. (2021). Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 4th edition. Elsevier.

Skills Labs

  • When & Where: Integrated with lectures or last 45 minutes of class in classroom. Refer to Lab tab on Blackboard for specifics.
  • What to bring:  No special attire is required.


There will be three unit exams and a comprehensive final exam, fifty questions each.

  • When:  See the course calendar for specific dates and times for exams.
  • Where: On campus in computer lab (room TBD)
  • Mental Health HESI Exams are given.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Our clinical settings will be at an area hospital on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday (specifics will be announced). Rotation 1 Clinical begins week of August 22.
  • Where: TBD
  • What to bring: Prior to attending clinical, students must complete hospital orientation materials. Hospital Orientation Packets will be covered during orientation.


If you have any questions, please contact Mary Demellier at mary.demellier@austincc.edu.

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