Associate Degree Nursing Department
CEC Level 1 Bulletin Board

RNSG 1413 - Foundations of Nursing

Orientation:

  • When: on the Thursday before classes start. You will receive an email announcement.
  • What to wear: street clothes
  • What to bring: paper and pen. Tape recorders are welcome.

Calendar: Spring 2015

  • NOTE: This calendar is subject to changes each semester. The final calendar will be distributed at orientation.

Theory Class:

  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays, usually from 8:30am - 11:30am
    • There are several classes during the semester that are scheduled from 8:00am - 3:00pm. See calendar
  • Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC) at Brackenridge. Check 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.

Mastery Skills Check Offs:

  • RNSG 1105 Mastery Skills Check off:
    • There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check-off over previously learned skills from 1105. You will be checked off on vital signs plus one other 1105 skill.
    • You must satisfactorily complete the RNSG 1105 check-off to continue in Level One.
    • The lab will be open the week before the semester begins. You are encouraged to take advantage of this practice opportunity.
  • RNSG 1413 Mastery skills check-offs: In addition to the 1105 Mastery Skills Check-Off, there will mastery skills check offs for other skills taught in Level 1. These include:
    • Physical Assessment
    • Medication Administration, including PO & injections (IM, sub-q)
    • Enteral tubes
    • Urinary Catheterization

Dosage Calculation Test:

  • You will be required to take a dosage calculation test during the first week of the semester. Review your dosage calculations!

RNSG 1160 Foundations Clinical

Clinical Schedule:

  • 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
  • Assignment to clinical groups will be made before orientation. Every effort will be made to accommodate student preference, but no guarantees are made.

Clinical Orientation:

  • Students will be oriented to the clinical site and to the course during the first week of RNSG 1160. Orientation will take place both on campus at CEC and/or at the clinical facility.

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.

Tips From Previous Level One CEC Students