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Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation

The Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) established in 1909 has the following mission:  

“Our mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely.”

Students who graduate from the Mountain View College Associate Degree Program must comply with all of the requirements of the TBON to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. This includes, but is not limited to, fingerprinting and a valid criminal background check. Students who may have an eligibility issue must contact the TBON prior to admission to the nursing program to determine eligibility to apply for licensure.

Texas Administrative Code, TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS PART 11 TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING CHAPTER 213 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE RULE 213.28 Licensure of Persons with Criminal Offenses

ACEN.jpg Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Mountain View College has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring, 2024  for its nursing associate degree program, and the faculty, staff and students celebrated the accomplishment with a campus-wide event on Nov. 11. The accreditation, which is good through Spring 2024, recognizes Mountain View’s nursing program for its achievement of quality and excellence in nursing education. 

Mountain View’s nursing program began in 2008 and has grown to two cohorts of 50 students each that begin both fall and spring semesters. The 60-hour, five semester program allows students to earn an associate of applied science degree. Texas – and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in particular – is facing a glaring shortage in nurses. A study by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis said that, by 2030, Texas will have the second-largest shortage of nurses in the country thanks to a large expected number of retirees.

ACEN is the entity responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs. They support the interests of nursing education, nursing practice and the public by the function of accreditation.

If you have any compliments or concerns regarding the Mountain View College Nursing Program, you may contact the Executive Dean of Allied Health/Nursing Cherlyn Shultz-Ruth at and/or the ACEN at:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020