Associate Degree Nursing Department
Level 3 CEC

RNSG 1412 - Theory Class Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family

RNSG 1262 - Childbearing/Childrearing Clinical

Level 3 CEC - Fall 2014


  • Professor Debbie Perez RN, MSN, CNS, CNE (CEC level lead)
  • Professor Ann Hearn RNC, MSN


  • Date: August 26, 2014
  • Time and Place: 0800 - 0830 CEC room C1.110
  • What to bring: A copy of the course calendar as posted below and RNSG 1412 course syllabus.

Calendar: Fall 2014

Textbook - McKinney, E..; James, S.; Murray, S.; Bindler, Ashwell, J.; Maternal - Child Nursing fourth ed. 2014: Saunders Elsevier, St.Louis, Missouri


  • When: Tuesday from 0800 - 1200 in classroom C1.110.
  • Refer to course calendar weekly for additional scheduled labs or class time extension.
  • Where: CEC classroom location: as indicated on course calendar/check reader board in the CEC lobby daily for updates


  • Four exams and a comprehensive final exam
  • Tests administered in the CEC computer lab C2.127
  • See calendar for specific exam dates

Labs: All labs are mandatory

  • Pediatric and obstetric orientation lab. See calendar for dates.
  • Normal Labor lab scheduled September 16, 2014 from 1300-1400 in skills lab C1.3 and C1.4.
  • Simulation lab scheduled November 10, 2014 in CEC skills lab from 1300 - 1630.
  • Pediatric Growth and Development and medication lab scheduled on September 23, 2014 from 1330-1600.

Mastery Skills Check Off: August 25, 2014 1300 - 1700 CEC Skills Lab C1.226, C1.227

  • There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check off to include a sterile procedure, medication administration and documentation. Any of the following may be included for mastery:
    • Medication administration all routes, including site location
    • Foley and urethral (straight catheter) catheterization
    • Intravenous medications (piggy-back, starting an IV, calculation of drip rate and IV push administration)
    • Tracheostomy care and suctioning
    • Sterile dressing change
  • Each student will receive a patient scenario and complete the skills performance in 20 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.
    • Reference the BlackBoard site for this course frequently for updates.

Dosage Calculation Exam:

  • All students must take a dosage and calculations exam on August 26, 2014 from 1330 - 1430, starting promptly at 1330 in the computer testing lab at CEC C2.127.
  • 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.
  • Bring ADN Clinical Clearance Ticket as your permit into this exam.

HESI OB/Pediatric Specialty Exam:

  • The HESI specialty exam 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 divided into a pediatric and an obstetric rotation.
  • Students who are co-enrolled in RNSG 2213 will also attend a five week mental health clinical rotation.
  • Changes to clinical rotation placement will not be allowed.
  • All CEC students will begin the semester in the Obstetric rotation, followed by Mental Health for rotation 2, and Pediatrics for rotation 3.

Pediatric Rotation:


  • Where: Dell Children's Medical Center
  • When: Pediatric clinical days consist of 12-hour clinical days/evenings on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday or a combination of days and evenings.

Obstetric Rotation:

  • Where:
    • Seton Main Medical Center
    • St. David's Main Medical Center
    • North Austin Medical Center
  • When: Wednesday or Thursday for 12 hours each week; or a combination of Wednesday and Thursday for a total of 12 hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the CEC level 3 lead Professor, Debbie Perez MSN, CNS, CNE at