Associate Degree Nursing Department
Level 1 CEC

RNSG 1341 - Common Concepts of Adult Health


There is no formal orientation to this course for those students who have successfully completed the first 8 weeks of the semester. Information about course requirements and assignments will be available prior to the end of the first 8 week course (RNSG 1413). Students entering in the second 8 weeks will receive information from the CEC level one coordinator prior to the start of the course, and will attend a short orientation session during the first week of the course.

Calendar: The calendar for both 1413 and 1341 is given out at the beginning of the semester. See link under RNSG 1413 tab.

Theory Class:

  • When: Usually Mon/Wed from 8:30 - 11:30am. Occasionally on Tues when there is no skills lab.
  • There are several classes during the semester scheduled from 8:00am - 3:00pm. See calendar.
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC) at Brackenridge. Check the room assignment board in the CEC entrance lobby.
  • What to wear: street clothes or ACC teal scrubs

Skills Labs:

  • When: Tuesdays, 8am - 12noon, or 10:30am - 2:30pm (as assigned)
  • Where: Clinical Education Center Labs on first floor
  • What to wear: ACC teal scrubs, closed toe shoes, hair pulled back
  • What to Bring: watch with second hand, lab packs (when assigned), stethoscope/scissors/penlights as assigned. Drug books and textbooks are also sometimes helpful.

There are no Course Mastery Skiills Check Offs in RNSG 1341.

Level Mastery Skills Check-Off:

  • Students entering in the second 8 weeks will be required to pass a Level 1 Mastery Skills Checks-Off covering RNSG 1105 and 1413 skills during the first week of the course.
  • You may be checked off on any 1105 skills and 1413 skills
    • 1105 skills: vital signs, bed making, hygiene (various bed baths), and various isolation precaution procedures.
    • 1413 skills: physical assessment, medication administration, enteral tubes, & urinary catheterization.
  • You must satisfactorily complete the assigned skills check-offs to continue in Level 1.
  • Download skills checklists from the ACC ADN homepage and watch the Taylor videos to help prepare.
  • Practice the skills over and over until you have mastered them, in preparation for the Level 1 Mastery Check-Off.

Dosage Calculation Test:

  • Students entering in the second 8 weeks will be required to take a dosage calculation test in the first week of the semester. Tutorials will be offered. Students who successfully passed RNSG 1413 in the current semester are exempt from the dosage exam.

RNSG 1161 Adult Health Clinical I

Clinical Schedule:

  • Students remain in the same clinical group as in RNSG 1160 and clinical start/end times and sites will remain the same as those in the first 8 weeks. For students entering in the second 8 weeks, placement in a clinical group will be determined on the first day of the semester.
  • You will have two clinical days per week, with 6-7 hours/day.
  • Clinical days/hours vary by clinical site and instructor. They will either be Thurs/Fri, or Wed/Thurs. Clinical hours can be days (6:30am-1:30pm) or evenings (1:30pm-8:30pm).
  • Additional time will be needed at the clinical site each week to gather information for clinical days

Clinical Preparation:

  • Students are expected to have their ACC ID badge, uniform, lab coat with ACC patch, and all required equipment prior to the first clinical day.
  • Daily/weekly clinical assignments will be at the discretion of each instructor. Amount of time needed for preparation will differ depending on the nature of the assignment.