RNSG 1413 - Foundations of Nursing
- 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: Fall 2014
- NOTE: This calendar is subject to changes each semester. The final calendar will be distributed at orientation.
- 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
- 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
- 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 on the basis of geographic proximity between student addresses and the clinical sites.
- 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.
- 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.