Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation

The Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), established in 1909, has the following mission:

“Our mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the state of Texas is competent to practice safely.” 

Students who graduate from the Mountain View Associate Degree Nursing program must comply with all of the TBON requirements to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. This includes, but is not limited to, fingerprinting and passing a valid criminal background check. Students who may have an eligibility issue must contact the TBON prior to admission to the program in order to determine eligibility to apply for licensure.

Texas Administrative Code, TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS, PART 11 TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING, CHAPTER 213 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, RULE 213.28 Licensure of Persons with Criminal Offenses

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is the entity responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs. They support the interests of nursing education, nursing practice and the public through the function of accreditation.

Mountain View has received accreditation from ACEN for its Associate Degree Nursing program through spring 2024. The accreditation recognizes the program for its achievement of quality and excellence in nursing education.

Mountain View’s nursing program began in 2008, and it has grown to two cohorts of 50 students each that begin in both fall and spring semesters. The 60-hour, five-semester program allows students to earn an associate of applied science degree. Texas — and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in particular — is facing a glaring shortage in nurses. A study by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis found that, by 2030, Texas will have the second-largest shortage of nurses in the country, thanks to a large expected number of retirees.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding the Mountain View Associate Degree Nursing program, you may contact the Executive Dean of Allied Health/Nursing, Cherlyn Shultz-Ruth, at cshultz@dcccd.edu, and/or the ACEN at:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: ​404-975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org