Admission Ranking

Application Documents

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents have been received and that the application file is complete based on the checklist. Incomplete or inaccurate documents, including the physical exam, immunization records, etc., will not be considered for admission. Applicants are advised to retain photocopies of all materials submitted in their application packets.

Application Submission

Submission of a signed application is verification that the applicant has read the Mountain View Nursing program website content and understands the process for selection, including conditions for acceptance into the program.

Admission Process

Admission to the Mountain View Associate Degree Nursing program is competitive. The process for identifying the top applicants is outlined below. Those students deemed eligible to apply will be placed into an applicant pool for consideration based upon the following criteria:

  1. Prerequisites (grades of C or better in the following prerequisite courses):
    • College Algebra (MATH 1314 or Math 14141)
    • English Composition I (ENGL 13011)
    • Intro to Psychology (PSYC 23011)
    • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 24011, 3 or SCIT 14071, 2, 3)
    • Physical Education (PHED 11641)
  2. Support courses (grades of C or better in the following support courses):
    • Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIOL 24023 or SCIT 14082, 3)
    • Microbiology (BIOL 24203)
    • Pharmacology (RNSG 13013)
    • Pathophysiology (RNSG 13113)
    • Fine Arts elective (no points awarded) must be selected from the A.A.S. 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
  4. The HESI A2™ exam may be completed at any Dallas College campus or any state institution that offers the exam. The sections that must each be completed with a score of 75 or greater 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 exam score.
    • Score of less than 75 = ineligible to apply
    • Score of 75 = no points, meets eligibility to apply
    • Score of 76–88 = 1 point
    • Score of 89–100 = 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™ exam points + interview + writing sample = Total points.

1All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application.

2Effective Spring 2021: SCIT 1407 and SCIT 1408 will not be accepted.

3Five-year limit on all science and nursing courses (Anatomy and Physiology, SCIT, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology).

Admission Notification

Applications are processed and files are managed through the program. Admission decisions are made by the d​ean of Nursing. All admission decisions are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants who are offered or denied admission will receive either an acceptance or 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 program, please be advised that once an application is submitted, it will not be returned to the applicant.