Associate Degree Nursing Department
Level 3 EVC Spring 2017

RNSG 1412- Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family


  • Date: January 17, 2017
  • Time and Place: 11:00 a.m. - RRC room 3339.00 - Orientation will follow lecture from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • What to bring: Bring a copy of the course calendar as posted below and the signature pages for the RNSG 1412 (lecture) and 1262 (clinical) syllabus located in the BlackBoard site. Clinical ticket.

Calendar: Spring 2017


  • McKinney, E.,; James, S.; Murray, S.; Bindler; Ashwell, J., Maternal - Child Nursing fourth ed. 2014. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Zerwekh, JoAnn, Garmeau, Ashley Zerwekh. Nursing Today, Transition and Trends. Eighth ed (2015). Elsevier.


  • When: Tuesday from 0830-1230
  • Refer to course calendar weekl for additional scheduled labs or class time extension
  • Where: RRC Room 3339.00


  • Four semester tests and a comprehensive final exam
  • Tests administered in the RRC nursing computer lab.
  • See calendar for specific dates

Labs: All labs are mandatory attendance

  • MANDATORY Pediatric and Obstetric Labs and Comprehensive simulation. See calendar for dates.
  • All students must purchase EHR for use in class, lab, and simulations.

Mastery Skills Check Off: January 17, 2017. 12:30-16:30 in RRC nursing skills lab.

Please meet in room 3229.00. Please bring your lab packs with skills equipment and wear appropriate attire (scrubs--does not have to be ADN-- and and closed toe shoes).

  • There will be a comprehensive skills check off over previously learned skills to include a sterile procedure, medication administration and documentation. Criteria for performance -- Any of the following may be included for mastery:
    • Medication administration - must follow the 8 Rights of Medication Administration -- Must be able to apply the 8 Rights when going through checks such as Right Patient -- Mr. Doe. Right time -- 0900 a.m. Will include administration via all routes and including site location.
    • Insertion of Foley Catheter
    • Intravenous medications (piggy-back administration, IV push, calculaton of infusion rate in mL/hr)administration)

    • Tracheostomy care or Tracheostomy suctioning
    • Phlebotomy from Central Line, Central line dressing change and cap change
    • Documentation required - may be written or verbalized
  • Each student will receive a patient situation and complete the skills performance in 30 minutes, including documentation.
  • Each student must successfully complete mastery skills check off to continue in any Level 3 course.
  • Please utilize the available open lab times for practice.
    • Open lab time is available the week before the semester. Plan time to practice. The calendar indicating availability is posted on the BB site for Skills Lab.
    • Please do NOT wait until the last minute to practice -- the lab will be closed on the Friday before the semester begins.
    • Reference the BladkBoard site for this course frequently for updates.

Dosage and Calculation Exam:

  • All students must take a dosage and calculation exam.
  • Students must successfully pass this exam with a score of 90% or higher to administer medications in the clinical setting and to continue in any level 3 course. You have 3 opportuntiies to demonstrate proficiency on the dosage and calculations exam..

HESI OB/Pedi Specialty Test:

  • The HESI specialty exam is a mandatory course requirement. You will need to print the payment HESI Form (located here) and take it to the any ACC casher's office and bring the payment receipt for admission to the HESI exam. See the course calendar for date and time.

RNSG 1262 Childbearing and Childrearing Clinical

  • Clinical experience consists of two five-week rotations. Those of you that are simultaneously enrolled in the Mental Health course will have three 5-week rotations.
  • Changes to clinical rotation placement will NOT be allowed.
  • Refer to clinical rotation schedule posted in BlackBoard for clinical sites, days and faculty.
  • The first day for OB and pediatric rotation will be two simulation days (Wednesday and Thursday). See calendar for first week schedule.

Pediatric Rotation:

Preparation: PLEASE COMPLETE the COMPASS TRAINING PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE PEDIATRIC ROTATION. If you have questions, contact Professor Marlene Meador at

  • Where: Dell Children's Medical Center
  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12-hour clinical days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Specific groups assigned week before semester begins.

Obstetric Rotation:

  • Where:
    • Seton Main Medical Center
    • North Austin Medical Center
    • St. David's Main Medical Center
  • See clinical rotation schedule on Blackboard for specific information.

If you have any questions, please contact any of your instructors.