RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (RRC)


  • When: Monday, August 23, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Read the course syllabi for courses 2213 (theory) and 2160 (clinical) on the Blackboard site.
  • 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: Blackboard Collaborate until further notice as we may transition into classroom.
  • Calendar: Level 3 RNSG 2213/2160 RRC (PDF)

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 if in classroom. Read lab material prior to class.


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: Blackboard Respondus with lockdown browser or on campus in classroom or computer lab TBD.
  • Mental Health HESI Exams are given.

Clinical Schedule

  • When & Where: Rock Springs Hospital, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (specifics will be announced)
  • What to bring: Prior to attending clinical, students must provide a Clinical Clearance ticket. A
    Rock Springs Hospital Orientation Packet must be completed (details during orientation).


If you have any questions, please contact Margaret O’Sullivan at mosulliv@austincc.edu.

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