RNSG 2213/2160 – Mental Health Nursing (RRC)


  • When:
    Purple: Monday, August 26, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
    Teal: Monday, August 2, 2024 at noon
  • Where:
    Purple: RRC 3340
    Teal: RRC 3340
  • Read the course syllabi for courses 2213 (theory) and 2160 (clinical) on the Blackboard site.

Class Schedule

  • When:
    Purple: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Teal: Mondays, noon – 3:34 p.m.
  • Where:
    Purple: RRC 3340
    Teal: RRC 3340
  • Calendar (Purple): PDF | Google Calendar
  • Calendar (Teal): PDF | Google Calendar 

Required Texts

  • Varcarolis, E. M. Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th Edition (2023)
    Evolve/Elsevier website access https://evolve.elsevier.com


  • Labs take place in the classroom. There is one Laboratory Contact Hour per week and is part of the class times listed above. Scrubs are not required for Mental Health lab.


  • When:  Check the calendar for specific exam dates.
  • Where: RRC Computer Lab, 3rd floor
  • There will be three semester tests and a comprehensive final exam. There will be ATI Practice and Content Mastery Exams.

Clinical Schedule

  • When & Where: See Blackboard
  • Clinical experience consists of a 5-week rotation in a mental health facility. The day of the week assigned may vary from rotation to rotation. Changes to clinical rotation placement are not allowed. Each clinical rotation has a separate orientation component.

Clinical Preparation

  • If you have questions regarding clinicals, contact Professor Margaret O’Sullivan MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC at [email protected].

Mental Health Rotation

  • When: Mental Health clinical days consist of 12 hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for additional information.
  • Where: Rock Springs Hospital, Austin State Hospital, and other settings as needed.
  • Specific groups and dates are assigned the week before the semester begins.


If you have any questions, please contact Margaret O’Sullivan at [email protected].

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