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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 and support 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* **
  • 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
  • Physical Education PHED 1164 (no points awarded) course is a requirement for degree completion

          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.

**All science and nursing coursework must be completed within the past 5 years. Courses beyond 5 years must be retaken prior to application to receive admission points for the course.


2. HESI A2 Score: Composite score of reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, Anatomy & Physiology and Math. If your score is:

       <75 = ineligible to apply

         75 = no points, meets eligibility to apply

         76-88 = 1 point

         89 to 100 = 2 points

         NOTE: The HESI A2 test can be taken at any Dallas Community College District Campus that offers the HESI A2 exam.


3. 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 = 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. 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 as their application packet.

Admission Notification

Applications are processed and files managed through the MVC School of Nursing. Admission decisions are made by the Admissions Committee. 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 and mail. Applicants will have a deadline by which to accept or decline the offer of admission.