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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Degree Plan: Associate Degree Nursing A.A.S. (MVC)

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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MVC.NURS.19

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a five-semester, 60 credit-hour program leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program prepares graduates to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Texas. The Mountain View Campus Nursing Program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; Phone: 512-305-7400; Fax: 512-305-7401) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The program combines classroom and skills laboratory experience with hospital clinical experience.

Applicants must:

  1. Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  2. Complete the designated assessment testing process and any required remediation, including the state TSI math requirement.
  3. Complete the five prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Psychology, Physical Education, and Math with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  4. Submit a completed admission application packet to the nursing admission office at Mountain View on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information sessions are available to further discuss the application process to the program.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport 1
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Prequisite Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR 3
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology (3)
SCIT 1408 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills 1 1
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills 2 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 1160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 2208 Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 60

A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better in ALL the courses for the Mountain View Nursing Program is required.

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.