RNSG 2432/2362 – Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health (CEC)



Orientation

  • When: Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Please note that orientation is mandatory.
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC), Room TBA
  • What to bring: Signed syllabus release form for RNSG 2432/RNSG 2362
  • Students will be required to acknowledge and upload syllabus release forms into Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and some Mondays. On Tuesdays, lecture will be followed by class lab from 1 – 2 p.m. Exams will be held mostly on Mondays.
  • Where: All lectures, class labs and exams will be held on site at the Clinical Education Center.
  • Calendar: Level 4 CEC (Google Calendar)
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

  • Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th edition (2020).
  • EHR Tutor (online access required)
  • Evolve HESI Case Studies (online access required)

Dosage Calculation Quiz

  • When: Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. following orientation
  • What to bring: Pencil and calculator. Scratch paper will be provided. Cell phone calculators are not allowed.

RNCEU

Submit the four (4) required RNCEU’s. Do not pay for these modules. Follow these instructions:

  1. Access http://www.rnceus.com/
  2. Click on Course Catalog
  3. Scroll down on the left hand side to access: Understanding Coagulation Tests, Understanding CBC, Understanding Liver Function Tests, and Understanding Renal Function Tests.
  4. Complete all 4 CEU’s, print the post test, and complete the post test.
  5. Upload the post test to Blackboard RNSG 2362 course on the assigned due date.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When: Thursday, September 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (Room TBA)
  • What to bring: Calculator, pen/pencil, Nurses Drug Guide or current drug reference, Intravenous Medication drug reference
  • The Mastery Skills Check-off will cover previously learned skills including: Injections (IM, sub-q, intradermal); Catheterization (Foley and In and Out); IV’s (IV push, hanging a piggy-back, starting an IV, calculation of drop rate) and setting ml’s per hour; Trach care and suctioning; Central Line dressing changes; Inserting Dobhoff feeding tubes and NG tubes; Identifying IM sites; and administering insulin. Please be sure to review the Nursing Skills Performance Mastery Checklists (all skills on the website are subject to be included in the check-off).
  • You will be given a client situation and must complete the ordered nursing skills satisfactorily.
  • You must also complete the Skills Check-off Assessment Quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor.
  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See the Professional Nursing Student Handbook for guidelines.

Clinical Bootcamp

  • When: Thursday, August 25, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Clinical Bootcamp is mandatory for all Level 4 clinical groups.
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (Room TBA)

Clinical Schedule

  • When: Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule during the first few weeks of clinical.
  • This clinical component enables the student to apply the theories, concepts and knowledge as presented in RNSG 2432 to the practice setting. Includes management components.
  • Clinical group assignments will be sent out to all students the week before classes start. All groups will complete a total of 192 hours. Please be aware that Simulation or virtual Simulation hours do count as clinical hours, therefore Simulation attendance is mandatory.
  • Students will have both onsite Clinical and Simulation during the weeks Simulation is scheduled.
  • The Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool can be found on Blackboard. Be sure to review this document to understand that clinical objectives you will be required to meet.

Recommendations for Success

  • It is strongly encouraged that you attend all lectures and class labs. Anything discussed in lecture or lab is considered testable material. Stay on top of weekly assigned modules and readings. It is expected that you complete the assigned readings before coming to lecture. Be ready to actively discuss and apply the information during class time.
  • Actively participate in class activities and to increase clinical reasoning and application of concepts. Be an active learner!
  • Utilize HESI case studies, NCLEX style prep questions, additional Evolve student resources for the assigned textbook and other active learning strategies to prepare for unit exams; increasing clinical reasoning and application of theoretical concepts.
  • Check ACC email and Blackboard announcements several times per week, and respond promptly to instructor emails acknowledging you have read and received the sent information. You are responsible for the information sent out from your faculty.
  • Maintain active communication with instructors through Blackboard via email. Seek out the instructor, and utilize virtual office hours to clarify questions and concepts when needed.

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Upcoming Events

October 4, 2022
  • HESI Remediation Review
    October 4, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 8:45 am

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  • RNSG 2432 Module #12: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
    October 4, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Ascension Clinical Education Center, 1400 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701, USA

    Taught by Professor Rohlich
    C3.306
    *Please check reader board as rooms are subject to change

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    October 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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    October 5, 2022

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    October 7, 2022

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