Nurse Assistant (Aide)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide. Classes are offered year-round.

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 (2019) 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Mon-Fri):

  • Jan. 14 to Feb. 7
  • Feb. 11 to Mar. 6
  • Mar. 18 to April 10
  • April 11 to May 7
  • May 8 to June 4
  • June 5 to June 28
  • July 1 to July 25
  • July 29 to Aug. 28
  • Aug. 29 to Sept. 24
  • Sept. 25 to Oct. 21
  • Oct. 22 to Nov. 14
  • Nov.18 to Dec. 12

Evening Class Dates (2019) 4-10 p.m. (Mon-Fri):

  • Jan. 14 to Feb. 18
  • Feb. 19 to April 1
  • April 2 to May 6
  • May 7 to June 11
  • June 12 to July 17
  • July 18 to Aug. 28
  • Aug. 29 to Oct. 3
  • Oct. 7 to Nov. 7

(NOTE: Clinical sites can be within a 45 mile radius of Longview.)

Course Information:

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 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 six months. Background checks of applicants that do not show up the first class day are discarded after six months.

2) Registration

  • Tuition:  $499 (due at sign-up). Nurse Aide classes are not eligible for Financial Aid.
  • Insurance: $15 (due at sign-up).
  • Textbook and Syllabus:  $64.50. 
  • Uniform: $100.  A watch with sweep second hand, white uniform, white shoes and a blue student apron. Uniform is required the first class day.  NOTE: Textbook, syllabus & uniform prices are estimates.

3) Attendance

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

4) Certification

Program completers are eligible to register online for state certification. Application fee is $104.50 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
(903) 236-2028
Adrienne D. Jackson
Support Specialist
Health Occupations
(903) 236-2036
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200