Nursing-Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Certificate. Classes at KC-Longview.

About the program:

Vocational nursing prepares the graduate to function as a member of the nursing team in performing basic nursing skills. Kilgore College's program is accredited by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the state examination for licensure. The 12-month program is taught in three semesters for a total of 47 credit hours. A certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of the program.

Vocational Nursing classes are offered at KC-Longview:

This program consists of a combination of classroom instruction at Kilgore College-Longview, and clinical training at local hospitals and medical facilities.  Two classes are admitted annually.  One in August and one in January.  A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of course requirements. Students will then be eligible to take the state board examination to receive their vocational nursing license.

  • 52-week program that varies from 35-38 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
  • All classes are at KC-Longview from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All clinicals are held at various area facilities. The days and hours at clinical sites will vary depending on the availability of clinical sites.
  • At this time, no weekend clinicals are required, but evening clinical rotations may be required after the first semester.

Course information:

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 your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Vocational Nursing

Application Checklist - How to Apply and What is Required

Application Checklist:

Application deadline for the January 2020 program is July 1, 2019.

Please follow these steps:

1) Apply for Admission to KC (FREE!)

2) Apply for Financial Aid

3) Request official transcripts (high school, GED and/or college/university).

Send transcripts to:
Kilgore College c/o Registrar's Office
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

4)  The HESI-A2 is the entrance exam we will use to determine the next class. Exam is $65. Exam takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Study guides are available for purchase online. Earning minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance into the program and may not be enough to earn placement in the program. Scores must not be older than 5 years. Applicants must earn the following minimum scores to be considered for the program:

  • Math: 75%
  • Reading: 75%
  • Grammar: 75%

5) Please print the LVN application by clicking on the link below. Turning in an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program:

Apply for the LVN Program (Spring 2020) (pdf)

Application Dates:

  • Application dates for the August VN Program: Jan. 1-March 1. Deadline date may vary.
  • Application dates for the January VN Program: May 1-July 6 Deadline date may vary.

Other Important Information:

Background Check:

After submitting a vocational nursing application, applicants will receive instructions for submitting fingerprints. Applicants that have clear backgrounds will receive a "blue" clearance card from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This will need to be submitted to the vocational nursing program in order to complete the application process.

If you have an eligibility issue, you will have to decline admission, file a petition for a Declatory Order with the BON, and re-apply once you receive your "Outcome Letter" from the BON.  This process can take three to six months.  For more information, see "Eligibility Issues" at

Prerequisite Courses:

The following courses are recommended prior to the start of the 12 month LVN program to help ensure student success. These courses may be taken during the program, although it is not advised.

  • VNSG 1420 (A&P)
  • VNSG 1216 (Nutrition)

Applicants must earn a “C” or better in recommended courses to earn points on their application or for program credit. BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 may be substituted for VNSG 1420 (A&P). BIOL 2401 & 2402 must be taken if substituting for VNSG 1420 (A&P).

Application and Admission Requirements

LVN Application & Admission Requirements (August 2019):


View the Schedule, instructions and dates for HESI-A2 Testing (pdf)

Register for the HESI-A2 Entrance Exam in person at the KC—Longview campus. Exam dates are limited, please register early.

  • Exam schedule is available online at  Applicants may only take the HESI-A2 twice per calendar year.
  • Please use your KC school email to register for the exam. Your school email will be the first four letters of your last name, the first four letters of your first name and the last four numbers of your KC-student ID# (Ex.
  • Please prepare for entrance exam.
  • The exam takes approximately 4 hours. (HESI-A2 exam scores may not be older than 5 years.)

 Minimum Passing Scores:

  • 75% Reading
  • 75% Math
  • 75% Grammar

HESI-A2 Study Guide/Workbook can be purchased online to prepare for the exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Vocational Nursing:

Michaelle Green, RN
Vocational Nursing
(903) 236-2037
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Adrienne D. Jackson
Support Specialist
Health Occupations
(903) 236-2036
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Amy Collins, BSN, RN, MBA
Department Chair, Instructor
Vocational Nursing - Nurse Assistant
(903) 236-2042
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Candice Dotson, BSN, RN
Vocational Nursing
(903) 236-2040
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Kay Hawthorne, BSN, RN
Vocational Nursing
(903) 236-2041
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Samantha Spiro
Vocational Nursing
(903) 236-2038
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200
Tami Yates RN, MSN, MBA-HC
Vocational Nursing
(903) 236-2039
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200