RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (EVC)


  • When: Monday, January 17, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: EVC 8362
  • What to bring: Copy of syllabi signature page for RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160, copy of class material per Blackboard announcements, copy of 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: EVC 8362
  • Calendar: Available on Blackboard – Course Information

Required Texts

  • Varcarolis, E.M. (2023). Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th 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: Eastview Campus
  • Mental Health HESI 1: Monday, April 3, 2023. Directions for registration and payment can be found at this link. Your Evolve username will be needed to access the test.
  • Mental Health HESI 2: Monday, May 1, 2023

Clinical Schedule

  • When & Where: Austin Oaks Hospital, Austin State Hospital, Seton Shoal Creek & Cross Creek Hospital, Wednesday – Friday (specifics will be announced)
  • What to bring: Prior to attending clinical, students must provide a Clinical Clearance ticket.
  • Students will receive further info from their assigned clinical faculty.


If you have any questions, please contact Grant Chow at [email protected].

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