Nurse Assistant (Aide)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide.

About the program:

Nurse Aides are a valuable part of the healthcare team.  Working under the supervision of a nurse, the nurse aide provides direct patient care.  After taking the nurse aide course, the student is eligible to take the State of Texas certification exam in order to become a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide).

Day Class Dates:

  • September 2 to September 23, 2014
  • September 25 to October 16, 2014
  • October 20 to November 10, 2014
  • November 12 to December 10, 2014

Evening Class Dates:

  • August 25 to September 25, 2014
  • September 29 to October 29, 2014
  • November 3 to December 10, 2014

Nurse Assistant

Application Checklist - How to Apply and What is Required

1) Get Started

You must obtain your criminal history background check on your own.   There are now three options to choose from:

  • Visit www.txdps.state.tx.us approximate cost:  $3.58.  Click on Crime Records, then click on Criminal History Search, then click on Criminal History Conviction Search.  This will bring you to New User Sign Up.  After payment is made and the information is entered you will receive immediate results.  You must be able to print this report to use this option.  Once printed bring a copy to the Kilgore College--Longview Campus at 300 S. High Street.
  • This option takes 2-3 business days to complete, www.certifiedbackground.com; place order; Package code is IL30 $40 (For certified background recheck’s use IL30r for a reduced fee).
  • This option takes 5-7 business days to complete, In person at DATCS at 450 E. Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605, $30,  Phone: (903) 500-2770.

Once your background check is completed you are eligible to come to the KC-Longview campus to register and pay for the next available class.  Your background check results are only good for three months. 

2) Registration

  • Tuition: $299 (due at sign up)
  • Insurance: $15 (due at sign up)
  • Textbook and Syllabus: $40 (approximately)
  • White Uniform, white shoes, and a blue KC-Longview student apron will be explained on your 1st class day by the instructor (wear street clothes to class)

3) Attendance

  • Day Classes meet 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday... and some Fridays (Clinicals begin at 6:45 a.m)
  • Evening Classes meet 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Clinicals begin at 4 p.m.)

4) Certification

Successful completers are eligible to register for the state certification by mail.  Application Fee is $95 (money order, or cashier’s check only).  A valid photo ID and a Social Security Card (with the same name) are required to register by mail.   Regional Test Sites and Test Schedules may be found here.

Nurse Aide Registry: (512) 438-2050 or 1-800-452-3934

Other Nursing Programs Offered at KC

For information about Nurse Assistant:

Barbara Brush, BSN, RN
Department Chair, Instructor
Vocational Nursing - Nurse Assistant
Phone:
(903) 236-2037
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LH), 200
Sonja Moore
Admin. Assistant/Office Support Staff
Phone:
(903) 236-2036
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LH), 200