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.
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.