Admission Process

Before Applying

Please complete the following prior to applying to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program:

  • Complete the general application process for Dallas College. Applicants to the ADN program must meet Dallas College admission requirements.
  • 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 and math requirements met), before they will be eligible to apply to the program. Students should consult with the Mountain View Advising O​ffice to determine their TSI status prior to application to the program.
  • Complete the required five prerequisite courses (see below) with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Submit to the Nursing Admissions Office (Room H-18) course substitution requests and course descriptions by the published deadline. 
  • Complete the HESI-A2 admissions exam by the published deadline at any Dallas College campus 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 to the ADN program. (Students must provide their HESI-A2 score sheets with their application packets.) 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to the general admissions office of any Dallas College campus. The transcripts must be current, with the print date no older than three years. (Note: You may submit stamped copies from the admissions office of your official transcripts, or you may submit official transcripts with your application. Copies of transcripts without an admissions stamp will not be allowed.)
  • Schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor for pre-evaluation and transcript review.

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must complete the five prerequisite courses listed below with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in order to submit an application to the ADN program. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of C​ or better.

  • 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 c​alculus 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 and 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).

Other Considerations

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

  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, equipment calibrations and visualizing and interpreting monitors.
  3. Hearing ability with or without auditory aids to understand a 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 a 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 12​-hour shifts.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. This is needed for, but is not limited to, speaking clearly and understandably to members of a health care team, patients and families. The student must also possess the ability to use effective listening skills and to write legibly and professionally in a patient’s chart or legal documentation.
  6. Manual dexterity, strength and fine motor skills. This is needed for, but is not limited to, the utilization of sterile techniques, the preparation and administration of medications and performing other nursing procedures and/or skills.
  7. Reliable personal transportation and the ability to attend all classroom and clinical experiences, both on and off campus.
  8. A normal level of health and immunity, the ability to tolerate immunizations and the ability to work with a wide variety of potentially contagious patients.
  9. Ability 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 noncitizens from completing those clinical experiences.
  10. Ability to function safely and professionally under various stressful conditions.

Application Process

Place the following in a 9"x12" envelope and turn in your application packet to the Nursing Offices (Room H-18 or Room W-21) by the published deadline (refer to checklist):

  • Completed and dated Associate Degree 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 exam score report (within two years)
  • Copy of all immunizations
  • 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 attended

Notification of Admission

Applications are processed and files are managed through the ADN program's Admissions O​ffice. Admission decisions are made by the Mountain View ADN program's 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 or decline the offer of admission by replying to the offer. Only letters or emails 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 to the program, staff cannot provide individual explanations to those who are not admitted.