Nursing Program Information

Nursing is a long-respected profession in our communities. Nursing is also an applied profession, meaning that nurses use scientific principles, mathematical concepts and ethical behaviors to provide professional, compassionate and holistic care to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and critical thinking in order to become a professional nurse are invited to complete the  program application packet.

The nursing faculty of Mountain View believes that professional nursing is a vibrant, dynamic, interactive and intentional process that treats the patient, family and community holistically. Furthermore, the faculty believes that nursing is an art and a science that is patient-centered and designed to help individuals achieve and maintain maximum functioning throughout their lives. Nursing cares for patients and families within ethical and legal guidelines and provides an environment that supports individuality, cultural diversity, mutual respect and dignity. Nursing incorporates the roles of patient-centered care provider, patient safety advocate and health care team member.

Since January 2008, Mountain View has served as an approved and accredited satellite campus 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 the National League for Nursing (NLN), we continued that program through the graduation of the second class in December of 2010.

In June 2011, Mountain View received approval from SACS to offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing approved the program, and the admission of 40 students each fall semester, in July 2011.

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