Associate Degree Nursing Department
Online Level 4

Graduation Information

Instructors:

Textbook:

  • Syllabus will be online on blackboard
  • Textbook: Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing-8th edition (2011)

Orientation:

  • Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
  • Time and Place: Round Rock Campus from 8:30 - 1:30
    • Orientation from 8:30 - 9:30 in room 3338
    • Lecture from 9:30 - 1:30 in room 3338.
  • What to bring: current calendar, clearance tickets and notes/handouts for RNSG 2432 module 1

Dosage Calculation Test

  • Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Time and Place: 1:30-2:30 (directly after lecture in classroom 3336)
  • What to bring: calculator (you may NOT use your phone as a calculator)

Calendar: To be posted in July / August

Class:

  • When: Mondays & Tuesdays (see calendar for exact times and room numbers)
  • Where: Round Rock Campus Room TBD

Labs:

  • When: see calendar for dates
  • Check Announcements and Blackboard for lab groups and expectations
  • What to Bring: lab pack, drug books, class notes and syllabus

Mastery Skills Check Off:

  • When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (8:00 - 1:30)
  • You will sign up for your check off time at orientation
  • Come prepared and having practiced!!!
  • There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check-off over previously learned skills including:
    • Injections (IM, sub-q, intradermal);
    • Catheterization (foley and In and Out);
    • IV's (IV push, hanging a piggy-back through a central line, saline lock or running IV, starting an IV, calculation of drop rate) and setting ml's per hour;
    • Trach care and suctioning;
    • Central Line dressing changes,
    • Inserting Dobhoff tubes and NG tubes.
    • Identifying IM sites
    • Administering insulins
  • You will be given a patient situation and have to complete several skills satisfactorily.
  • There will be open lab the week before the semester begins but not the first 2 weeks of classes (see lab schedule on ADN resources page) http://www.austincc.edu/health/skillslab/hours.php
  • Please go to http://www.austincc.edu/health/rnsg/taylor_skills/skills.php
    • Responsible for ALL skills, along with the Safety Preparation Measures for Skill Performances
  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See ADN student handbook for guidelines.
  • You must also complete the skills written quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor at the time of check off. Skills Written Quiz.

Dosage Calculation Test:

  • You will be required to take a dosage calculation during the first week of the semester. So review your dosage calculation! You may find this calculation website helpful as a review! It is a hand written test. You must show all of your work to receive credit. Be sure to practice!!

RNSG 2362 Clinical

This clinical component enables the student to apply the theories, concepts and knowledge as presented in RNSG 2432 to the practice setting, includes management components.

Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool - will be online on blackboard.

Final groups will not be determined until the week prior to the start of class. Groups will be posted on Blackboard. At that time you may contact classmates to arrange a trade. TRADES MUST BE AGREED UPON & COMPLETED BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST LECTURE. Please contact your instructor ASAP if you plan to trade. It is the responsibility of the student to find someone to trade with. Faculty will not participate in this process.

Clinical Schedule:

  • Kelle Howard - St. David's Medical Center tentative calendar
  • CLINICAL SITES/TIMES ARE TENTATIVE UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED
  • Nancy Jenkins - Seton Main Wednesday day / Thursday eve
  • Angela Stalbaum - University Medical Center Brackenridge (Thursday days / Friday days)
  • Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule the first week of clinical. All groups will complete 192 hours.

Requirements: See clinical focus & syllabus

A clinical case study presentation will be required - this will be discussed further by your clinical instructor.

RNCEU's - due on clinical orientation day.

  • Go to RNCEUS.com
  • Complete the following (see Blackboard announcements for further instructions)
    • Understanding Liver Function Tests
    • Understanding the CBC
    • Understanding Renal Function Tests
    • Understanding Coagulation Tests
  • Complete all 4 CEU's, print the post test and complete the post test, turn in to your clinical instructor at clinical orientation. (email Kelle Howard, khoward@austincc.edu, with any questions or concerns)
  • THIS IS MANDATORY: you will receive credit for 2 clinical hours for completing these CEU's
  • PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to pay for these. Just review the course and take the test and print. There is no charge unless you mail them in to receive CE credit (which we are not doing).