RNSG 1413 - Foundations of Nursing
- When: on the Thursday before classes start. 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You will receive an email announcement.
- Where: Clinical Education Center (CEC) at Brackenridge Hospital. Check room assignment board in the CEC entrance lobby.
- What to wear: street clothes
- What to bring: paper and pen. Tape recorders are welcome.
- If you have not already done so, be sure to activate your ACC gmail account or you may miss important communications from your instructors.
Calendar: Fall 2015
- 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.
Level 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.
- Please practice the skills that you learned in RNSG 1105 over and over until you have mastered them in preparation for this Level 1 Mastery Check-Off
- 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 Level Mastery Skills Check-Off, there will be mastery skill check offs for other skills taught in Level 1.
Mastery Skills Check-Offs will cover:
- Physical Assessment
- Medication Administration including PO & injections (IM, sub-q)
- Enteral tubes
- Sterile Technique
- Urinary Catheterization
You must pass all check-offs satisfactorily to continue in the course. Failure to pass the Mastery Level Check-off on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Critical Skill Performance Mastery in the Student Handbook.
Dosage Calculation Test:
- You will be required to take a dosage calculation test during the first week of the semester.
- Review your dosage calculations!
- Failure to pass the dosage calculation test on the first attempt will be managed according to the policy for Dosage Calculations Proficiency in the Student Handbook.
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. Every effort will be made to accommodate student preference, but no guarantees are made.
- 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.