Associate Degree Nursing Department
RNSG 2213 - Mental Health Nursing

RRC Theory Course Spring 2016


  • Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
  • Time and Place: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., after mastery check off, RRC 3339.00
  • What to bring:
    1. Hardcopy of syllabi signature page for RNSG 2213 and 2160. (Print from Blackboard.)
    2. Hardcopy of class material for orientation day. (Check Blackboard announcements.)
    3. Copy of course calendar.
    4. Psychiatric Nursing textbook (Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Halter, M.J., 7th edition, 2014).

Calendar – Fall 2016

Theory Lecture:

  • When: Mondays from 8:30a - 11:20p
    • Occasionally, class time will vary due to labs. Refer to the final version of calendar on Blackboard and check BB announcements each week before class.
  • Where: RRC Room 3339.00


  • Review sessions will be offered prior to each unit exam and the final exam
  • Tests will be given in the RRC nursing computer lab. (3 unit exams and one final exam)
  • See course calendar for specific dates and times for exams.


  • Labs follow immediately after theory in same classroom. Labs are required.

RNSG 2160 Clinical

  • Where: Austin State Hospital, Rock Springs Hospital or Shoal Creek Hospital
  • Times and Dates: Groups A, B, and C: Each rotation is 5 weeks. Wednesday/Thursday days/evening or Thursday/Friday days/evenings. See Blackboard for specific clinical schedule. Community Project counts for 4 hours of clinical time.

Semester Requirements:

  • Prior to attending clinical, students must provide documentation of:
    • Clinical Clearance Ticket

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret O'Sullivan at