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 has been extended to July 6, 2018, for the Spring 2019 program.

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. Beginning January 2, email adjackson@kilgore.edu to register for the exam. 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) Take the following courses (Mandatory):

  • VNSG 1216 (Nutrition)
  • VNSG 1420 (A&P) or BIOL 2401 and 2402
  • COLS 0300 (College Success Strategies)
  • EDUC 1300 (Learning Framework)
     

Students that are NOT college ready or TSI complete must take COLS 0300. Students that ARE college ready must  take EDUC 1300.

Students must take  COLS 0300 OR EDUC 1300  depending on their enrollment status. They are NOT required to take both. Students must earn a “C” or better in above courses to be considered for admission into the program. Taking the mandatory courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Classes must be taken within the last two years. Applicant must meet the college's admission requirements to take above courses.

6) 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 2019) (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:

After submitting a vocational nursing application, applicants will receive instructions for submitting fingerprints (you must use our Fast Pass). 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 https://www.bon.texas.gov/exam-eligibility.asp.

Application and Admission Requirements

LVN Application & Admission Requirements (August 2019):

Pre-Courses (Mandatory):

  1. Applicants must earn a “C” or better in the pre-courses to be considered for the program Applicants must take the following courses:
  • VNSG 1216 (Nutrition)
  • VNSG 1420 (A&P)

Students that are NOT college ready or TSI complete must take the following course:

  • COLS 0300 (College Success Strategies)
    Students that ARE college ready must take the following course:
  • EDUC 1300 (Learning Framework)

Students must take COLS 0300 OR EDUC 1300 depending on their enrollment status. They are NOT required to take both.


Testing:

View the Schedule of HESI-A2 Test Dates (pdf)

 Register for the HESI-A2 Entrance Exam.  Exam dates are limited, please register early.

  • Schedule will be available online January 2019 at www.kilgore.edu/lvn.  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# @go.kilgore.edu (Ex. Smitjohn1111@go.kilgore.edu)
  •  Please prepare for entrance exam.
  • The exam takes approximately 4 hours. (HESI-A2 may not be older than 5 years.) ü
  • HESI-A2 Exam ( beginning January 2019, schedule by contacting the Vocational Nursing Department: adjackson@kilgore.edu

 Minimum Passing Scores:

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

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


NOTE: If you are not enrolled in the pre-courses that begin Spring 2019, you will not be able to apply for the Fall 2019 program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Vocational Nursing:

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