Associate Degree Nursing Department
Level 3 Onsite

RNSG 1412- Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family

Level 3 Spring 2016


  • Date: August 30, 2016
  • Time and Place: 11:00am - RRC room 3339.00 - Orientation will follow lecture from 8:30-11:00 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: Fall 2016

Textbook -

  • 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 8:30 - 12:30.
  • Refer to course calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or classtime extension
  • Where: RRC RM3339.00


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


  • MANDATORY Pediatric and Obstetric Labs. See calendar for dates.
  • MANDATORY Simulations for this course currently scheduled for November 29, 2016 from 1300 - 1630. Conducted in RRC simulation labs (clinical attire required).


Mastery Skills Check-Off: August 29, 2016 0800-1100 in RRC nursing skills lab

Please meet in room 3222.00. Please bring your lab packs with skills equipment and wear appropriate attire (scrubs (does not have to be ADN scrubs) and closed toe shoes).

  • There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check-off over previously learned skills to include 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. Will include administration via all routes and including site location.
    • Catheterization (Foley cath)
    • Intravenous medications (piggy-back administration, calculation of infusion rate and IV push administration)
    • Tracheostomy care and 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 BlackBoard site for this course frequently for updates.

Dosage and Calculation Exam:

  • All students must take a dosage and calculation exam.
  • You 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 opportunities to demonstrate proficiency on the dosage and calculatoins exam.

HESI  OB/Pediatric Specialty Exam:

  • The HESI specialty test is a mandatory course requirement. You will need to print the payment HESI Form.   Take it to any ACC cashier'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.
  First 5-week rotation Second 5-week rotation Third 5-week rotation
RRC Pedi Mental Health OB


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/evenings on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Specific groups assigned week before semester begins.

Obstetric Rotation:

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

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

Jeanie Ward, RN, MSN, CNE via email at

Nina Jackson, RN, MSN via e-mail at