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Associate Degree. Transfer.

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Would you like to know more about the RN Program at KC?

To more learn about our nursing program please join us for a general information session starting at 3:30 p.m.:

  • September 19, 2013
  • October 17, 2013
  • November 14, 2013
  • January 16, 2014
  • February 20, 2014
  • March 20, 2014
  • April 17, 2014

To sign up for the next available session please call (903) 983-8168.  We look forward to meeting you.

Most frequent asked questions:

  1. How do I apply?
  2. Why would I want to attend Kilgore College for nursing?
  3. What describes the accepted applicant?
  4. How many are accepted each year?
  5. What about LVN's?
  6. What method is used to select the accepted applicant?
  7. How good is "good enough"?
  8. How long will my application be considered?

How do I apply?

Please see the How to Apply web page.

Why would I want to attend Kilgore College for nursing?

  1. Individualized instruction: Highly educated, experienced instructors
  2. On-site instruction: Instructors in classroom and clinical settings
  3. Easy Transfer: Affiliation agreements with local universities
  4. Small classes: 50 students per class
  5. Value for $$ spent: Low tuition & fees
  6. 9-11 credit hours per semester.
    (Lecture ratio 1:1; 1 hour credit = 1 hour class time)
    (Clinical ratio 1:3; 1 hour credit = 3 hours clinical).
  7. Web support:
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What describes the accepted applicant?

The typical accepted applicant has completed CHEM 1306 (or, 1411), ENGL 1301, HECO 1322, PSYC 2301, BIOL 2301, BIOL 2302, and Microbiology, has a GPA of 2.5 or better in the completed courses, and has successfully completed the TEAS-V or HESI A2 exams with competitive scores.   The support courses are academic preparation for the nursing courses and it is strongly recommended that all four-science courses and any course that is not an RNSG course be completed.
Acceptance is based on a points system. Each student is give points for their TEAS-V testing score or HESI A2 scores, Nelson-Denny testing score, Science GPA (which includes CHEM, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and MICRO), and their cumulative GPA in the courses our program requires. Students are then ranked according to these points.

  • TEAS-V or HESI A2: Each student will receive 1/10th of a point for every point above the required reading score (TEAS-V 65 or the HESI A2 79). Ex: A score of 77 on the TEAS-V would give the student 1.2 points.
  • Nelson-Denny: Each student will receive 1 point for every point above the required 13th grade reading level. Ex: A score of 18 would give the student 5 points.
  • SGPA: Each student will receive points equal to their SGPA. Ex: An SGPA of 3.43 would give the student 3.4 points
  • GPA: Each student will receive points equal to their GPA. Ex: A GPA of 3.43 would give the student 3.4 points.
  • Example: TEAS-V: 77=1.2 points, Nelson-Denny: 18=5 points, SPGA: 3.43=3.4 points, GPA: 3.43=3.4 points
  • TOTAL POINTS: 13 points

**Additional 0.5  points per course will be given to applicants for completion of each the following CORE courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302, MATH 1342, Creative Arts, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305 & GOVT 2306. BCIS is required or a passing grade on the Computer literacy Exam ***

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How many are accepted each year?

The Associate Degree Nursing Program generally accepts 50 students for the spring class, and 50 students for the fall class. The State Board requires 1 instructor for every 10 students, so our enrollment is limited by the number of qualified faculty.

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What about LVN's?

LVNs must meet the same entrance requirements as an entering applicant.  The first semester will be a nine (9) week one (1) day a week transition course.  During the second semester the student will join the Level II class.

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How good is "good enough?"

Since the selection is based primarily on grades, students with grades of "B" or better are more likely to be accepted. This does not mean that students with an occasional grade of "C" will not be accepted.

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How long will my application be considered?

An application is valid for the application period only. If you apply for Fall admission, your application will be valid until the first class day of the fall semester. If you apply for Spring admission, your application is valid until the first class day of the spring semester. If you are not accepted, you need to re-apply to assure us of your continued interest in our program. We do not maintain a waiting list.

Kilgore College
1100 Broadway
Kilgore , Texas 75662
Attention: Ebony Dennis, Health Sciences Academic Advisor

For any questions please call: (903) 983-8184

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