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



Orientation

  • When: Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Where: Highland Campus (HLC), Room 1.2402
  • What to bring: Module #6 materials from Blackboard
  • Students will be required to acknowledge and upload syllabus release forms into Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exams will be held on Mondays.
  • Where: All lectures, class labs and exams will be held on site at Highland Campus (HLC).
  • Calendar: Level 4 HLC (Google Calendar)
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

  • Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12th edition (2023).
  • EHR Tutor (online access required)
  • ATI Case Studies (online access required)

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Thursday, August 29, 2024, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 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 due by September 5. 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 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Highland Campus (HLC) (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 29, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clinical Bootcamp is mandatory for all Level 4 clinical groups.
  • Where: Highland Campus (HLC) Nursing Skills Lab

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 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 count as clinical hours, therefore Simulation attendance is mandatory.
  • Students will not have onsite hospital-based clinicals when a simulation is scheduled for the week.
  • The Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool can be found on Blackboard. Be sure to review this document to understand the 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 increase clinical reasoning and application of concepts. Be an active learner!
  • Utilize ATI 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.

Contacts

Full-time faculty
Laura Dickson- [email protected]
Adina McCombs- [email protected]
Holly Zukiwsky Cone- [email protected]
Clinical Adjuncts
Brandy Holmes- [email protected]
Celeste Schmid- [email protected]

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