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



Orientation

  • When: Monday, August 22, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: Room TBD – Orientation will be on campus/in person
  • What to bring: Current calendar, signed syllabus release form for RNSG 2432/2362 (available on Blackboard) to be uploaded to Blackboard.
  • Syllabus can be found online in Blackboard.

Class Schedule

  • When: Tuesdays and some Mondays (See the calendar below for exact times and room numbers.)
  • Where: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Calendar:  Level 4 RRC (PDF)
  • Graduation Info: Graduates click here for critical dates!

Required Texts

  • Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th edition (2020).

Skills Labs

  • When: See the calendar for dates. Due to COVID-19, lab times may vary.
  • What to bring:  Lab kit, drug books, class notes, and syllabus
  • Check announcements and Blackboard for lab groups and expectations.

Dosage Calculation Exam

  • When: Monday, August 22, 2022, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: RRC Computer Lab (3rd floor)
  • What to bring: A calculator is provided on the computer. No cell phones, scientific calculators, or smart watches are allowed.
  • You may find this calculation web site helpful as a review!

RNCEU

Submit the four (4) required RNCEU’s (due on clinical orientation day). 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 and complete the post test.
  5. Turn in the post test to your clinical instructor at clinical orientation.

This is mandatory. You will receive credit for 2 clinical hours for completing these CEU’s.

Email Renee Redman ([email protected]), Nancy Jenkins ([email protected]), or Kelle Howard ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

Level Mastery Skills Check-off

  • When:
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Wed., Thu., Fri. clinical groups)
    • Saturday, September 3, 2022,  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Saturday clinical groups)
  • There will be a comprehensive Mastery Skills Check-off over 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. 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 have to complete several skills satisfactorily. Documentation will be required. Check-offs will be held on campus in the Skills Lab.
  • You must also complete the Skills Check-off Assessment Quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor on your skills check-off day. You will receive clinical time for completing this.
  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See the Professional Nursing Student Handbook for guidelines.
  • You will sign up for your Mastery Check-off time at clinical orientation.

Clinical Schedule

  • When: May vary. Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule during the first week of clinical. All groups will complete 192 hours.
  • 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.
  • Groups will be posted on Blackboard. At that time, you may contact classmates to arrange a trade. Trades must be agreed upon and completed before the start of the first lecture. Contact your instructor ASAP if you plan to trade. Please note, not all trades can be accommodated. Trades will be dependent on the needs of the college, clinical site, instructor, and students.
  • A clinical case study presentation will be required. This will be discussed further by your clinical instructor.
  • The Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool can be found on Blackboard.

Recommendations for Success

  • The Nursing Skills Lab will be open the week before the semester begins if you want to practice. You are encouraged to take advantage of this learning opportunity. Due to COVID-19, please check the Skills Lab website for open times.

Contacts

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