Nurse Assistant (Aide)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide. There’s still time to register for fall 2017 classes.

About the program:

In order to meet the rising demand for trained personnel in the health care industry, Kilgore College offers Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses for fast-track training that produces successful graduates sought after for entry-level positions in the field.  The CNA program will provide the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. You will learn about resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.

NOTE: For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with a faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.


Day Class Dates, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Mon-Fri):

  • Jan. 16 – Feb. 8
  • Feb. 12 – March 7
  • March 19 – April 11
  • April 12 – May 8
  • May 9 – June 5
  • June 6 – June 28

Evening Class Dates, 4-10 p.m. (Mon-Fri):

  • Feb. 19 – March 29
  • April 2 – May  3
  • May 7 – June 11

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 two 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.
  • DATCS, in person, at 450 E. Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605, phone number, (903) 500-2770, cost: $30. This option takes 5-7 business days to complete.

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). Nurse Aide classes are not eligible for Financial Aid.
  • Insurance: $15 (due at sign up).
  • Textbook and Syllabus:  $40. 
  • Uniform: $100.  A watch with sweep second hand, white uniform, white shoes, and a blue student apron. Uniform not required the first class day. Instructor will explain the uniform the first class day (textbook, syllabus & uniform prices are estimates).

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

Program completers are eligible to register online for state certification starting July 8, 2015. Application fee is $95 and can be paid using a debit, credit card, or electronic voucher.  A valid photo ID and a Social Security Card (with the same name) are required to test. Regional Test Sites and Test Schedules can 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:

Nurse Aide Information Line
Phone:
(903) 236-2028
Adrienne D. Jackson
Support Specialist
Health Occupations
Phone:
(903) 236-2036
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200