Admission Process

Prior to Applying to the Nursing Program Please Complete the Following:

  • Apply and complete the general application process to any Dallas County Community College. Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing program must meet college admission requirements in the Dallas County Community College District as outlined in the official Mountain View College Admission website link: MVC Application Information.
  • Applicants must have earned either a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) in addition to complying with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements (reading, writing & math met) before they will be eligible to apply to the program. Students should consult the college advising office to determine their TSI status prior to application to the Nursing program. 
  • Complete a GED or High School Diploma. 
  • Complete the required five nursing prerequisites with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and a 'C' or better in each course (College Algebra, English Comp I, Gen Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology I, & Physical Education with physical fitness activity (see below regarding prerequisites).
  • Submit to the nursing admissions office (H18) - course substitution requests and course descriptions by the published deadline. 
  • Complete the HESI-A2 admissions examination by the published deadline at any Dallas Community College District Campus (DCCCD), or any State Institution that offers the exam. Students must earn a minimum score of 75 on each subject content area to be eligible to apply for the nursing program. (Must provide HESI-A2 score sheet with application packet) 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to the general admissions office of any Dallas County Community College. The transcripts must be current with the print date no earlier than three years. (Note: you can submit stamped copies from the admissions office of your official transcripts or you may submit official transcripts with your nursing application. Copies of transcripts without the admissions stamp will not be allowed in the nursing application envelope. 
  • Schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor for pre-evaluation and transcript review.

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must complete the following five prerequisite courses listed below with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher to submit an application to the nursing program. Each prerequisite course must be a 'C' or better grade. 

  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra (College Algebra is also recognized as the math prerequisite course and is calculated as a three-hour course for ranking purposes. Higher level math courses such as Calculus may be evaluated for possible substitution if a student did not complete a college algebra course)
  • ENGL 1301 - English Composition
  • PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
  • PHED 1164 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407 - Anatomy & Physiology I

Effective Spring 2021 - SCIT 1407 and 1408 will not be accepted. Five-year limit on all science and nursing courses (Anatomy and Physiology, SCIT, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology).

Place the following in a 9x12 envelope and turn in your application packet by the published deadline (refer to checklist):

  • Completed and dated Nursing Program Application
  • Signed Statement of Understanding
  • Signed Hepatitis B Acknowledgment Form
  • Texas Driver's License
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Medical Insurance
  • Group One Receipt
  • Copy of HESI-A2 score report (within two years)
  • Copy of all immunizations (link: Immunizations Information)
  • Copy of front and back of CPR card from the American Heart Association only
  • Stamped copies from the admissions office of transcripts, or official transcripts from all colleges/universities
  • Turn in the application packet in a 9x12 envelope to the nursing department offices H18 or W21 by the published deadline

Other Considerations for Admission:

In addition to completing the above requirements and application, the student should consider the rigorous physical and mental demands of a nursing career which are needed in order to accomplish the objectives of the nursing program.  The nursing applicant must possess: 

  1. A valid social security number.
  2. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses. This is needed for but is not limited to patient assessment, reading small print, visualizing and interpreting monitors, and equipment calibrations.
  3. Hearing ability with or without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face.  This is needed for but is not limited to hearing monitor alarms, emergency signals, and call bells from patients, and stethoscopic sounds originating from the patient’s blood vessels, heart, lungs, and abdomen.
  4. Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time and a reasonable ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.  This is needed for but is not limited to performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, safely lifting patients, moving from room to room, maneuvering in small spaces, and completing twelve-hour shifts.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in orally, aurally, and in writing.  This is needed for but is not limited to the ability to speak clearly and understandable to members of the health care team, patients, and families.  The student must possess the ability to write legibly and professionally in the patient’s chart or legal documentation and the ability to use effective listening skills.
  6. Manual dexterity, strength, and fine motor skills.  This is needed for but is not limited to utilization of sterile technique, the preparation and administration of medications, and performing other nursing procedures and/or skills.
  7. Reliable personal transportation and ability to attend all classroom and clinical experiences, both on and off campus.
  8. A normal level of health and immunity.  Has the ability to tolerate immunizations and to work with a wide variety of potentially contagious patients.
  9. Eligibility to meet the Texas Board of Nursing Licensure Requirements.  This includes but is not limited to passing a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.  (Please be aware that some criminal history or psychiatric illnesses may preclude an individual from licensure eligibility.)  Some clinical sites or health care facilities may have more stringent rules regarding citizenship, which may preclude non-citizens from completing those clinical experiences.
  10. Ability to function safely and professionally under various stressful conditions.

Notification of Admission

Applications are processed and files managed through the School of Nursing's Office of Admissions. Admission decisions are made by the Mountain View College Nursing Program administration. All admission decisions rendered are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants who are offered admission can expect to receive notification of their decision by email or mail. Applicants will have a deadline by which to accept and/or decline the offer of admission by replying to the admission offer. Only letters or email sent directly from the Executive Dean of Nursing may be considered official notifications of admission. Be sure to keep your email and mailing address current. Due to the large volume of applications, staff cannot provide individual explanations to those who are not admitted.