Admission Ranking

Admission Process

Admission to the Mountain View College School of Nursing is competitive. A process to identify the top applicants is outlined below. Those deemed eligible will be placed into an applicant pool for consideration based upon the following items:

1.     Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in the following prerequisite courses:

  • College Algebra MATH 1314 or Math 1414 *
  • English Composition I ENGL 1301 *
  • Intro to Psychology PSYC 2301 *
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 BIOL 2401 *   ***

or SCIT 1407 *   **  ***

  • Physical Education PHED 1164 *

2.     Support Courses: Grade of C or better in the following support courses:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 BIOL 2402 ***

or SCIT 1408 **  ***

  • Microbiology BIOL 2420 ***
  • Pharmacology RNSG 1301 ***
  • Pathophysiology RNSG 1311 ***
  • Fine Arts elective (no points awarded) must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts

3.     Points earned for each completed course are given by the grade awarded:

          A = 3 points

          B = 2 points

          C = 1 point

*All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application.

**Effective Spring 2021 - SCIT 1407 and SCIT 1408 will not be accepted.

*** Five-year limit on all science and nursing courses (Anatomy and Physiology, SCIT, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology).

4.     The HESI A2™ may be completed at any Dallas Community College District Campus (DCCCD), or any State Institution that offers the exam. The sections that must be completed with a 75% or greater on each section for the HESI A2™ exam are Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Math, Vocabulary/General Knowledge, and Anatomy/Physiology (combined "English" sections). The Learning styles and Personality Profile section are required but are not calculated with the HESI A2™ exam score.

             <75 = ineligible to apply

            75 = no points, meets eligibility to apply

            76-88 = 1 point

89 to 100 = 2 points

5.     Applicants with the highest total points will be selected to interview and asked to complete a professional writing sample.

Total points are calculated and then ranked numerically using the following formula:

Points for Prerequisite and Support Course Grades + HESI A2 points + Interview + writing sample= Total Points


Application Submission

Submission and signature on the application is verification that the applicant has read the Mountain View College Nursing Program website content and understands the process for selection including conditions for acceptance into the program.

Application Documents

Applicants are responsible to ensure all required documents have been received and that the application file is complete based on the check list. Incomplete or inaccurate documents, including physical exam, immunizations, etc., will not be considered for admission. Applicants are advised to retain a photocopy of all materials submitted in their application packet.

Admission Notification

Applications are processed and files managed through the MVC School of Nursing. Admission decisions are made by the dean of nursing. All admission decisions rendered are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants who are offered or denied admission will receive an acceptance or a regret letter by email from the dean. Applicants will have a deadline by which to accept or decline the offer of admission. If you are not accepted into the nursing program, please be advised that once application is submitted it will not be returned to the applicant.