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Nursing Program Information

Nursing is a long respected profession by our communities. It is based upon scientific principles, includes mathematical concepts, ethical behaviors, the nursing process and skills. Nursing is an applied profession, meaning that nurses utilize science, math, ethics, nursing process and skills to provide professional, compassionate, holistic care to individuals of all ages, and ethnic backgrounds. Individuals seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and critical thinking to become a professional nurse are invited to complete the application packet.

The nursing faculty of Mountain View College believes that professional nursing is a vibrant, dynamic, interactive and intentional process which views the patient, family and community holistically. The faculty believes that nursing is an art and a science which is patient centered and designed to assist the individual to achieve and maintain maximum functioning throughout the life span. This is accomplished by utilizing the nursing process, assuming designated nursing roles, and applying theoretical knowledge to the practice setting. Nursing cares for patients and families within ethical/legal guidelines and provides an environment that supports individuality, cultural diversity, mutual respect, and dignity. Nursing incorporates the roles of provider of patient-centered care, patient-safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of a profession. (DEC, 2010)

Since January 2008 Mountain View College served as an approved and accredited satellite college for the Brookhaven Associate Degree Nursing Program. Approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and National League for Nursing (NLN) We continued that program through the graduation of the second class in December 2010.

Application for an independent nursing program was submitted for approval by the Texas Board of Nursing, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) substantive change. In June 2011 Mountain View College received approval from SACS to offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. In July 2011 the Texas Board of Nursing approved an Associate Degree Nursing program at Mountain View College and to admit 40 students each fall semester.

Mountain View College Nursing Program is a 60-credit hour, five semester block curriculum program that results in the awarding of an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Successful graduates of the program will be recommended to the Texas Board of Nursing by the nursing program for eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).