Associate Degree. Transfer.

About the program:

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Kilgore College is based on the belief that the individual is a unique product of their environment, culture, and life experiences.  The following concepts form the basis of the program design:  the role of the nurse, clinical judgement, and evidence-based practice.  Patient centered care, ethical & legal practice, professionalism, and communication are unifying threads that support the concepts and are integrated throughout the curriculum. 

The Kilgore College School of Nursing Program has been providing quality nursing education to this community for since 1969.  A large percentage of the nurses in practice are graduates of the KC nursing program. The program is accredited by:

Texas Board of Nursing (TBON)
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, Texas  78701
(512) 305-7400

The Associate Degree nursing program at Kilgore College at the Kilgore Campus located in Kilgore, Texas is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program

Program types:

Traditional ADN:

The KC ADN program is a 16 month fast-track program; a continuous full-time study. The program design is to integrate current evidence-based practice for the delivery of quality client care through therapeutic communication, compassion, respect, and cultural sensitivity for the provision of care while advocating for the diverse needs of clients and families.

Applications for the next class in Fall 2023:


Transition ADN - (LVN-to-RN and Paramedic-to-RN):

If you find yourself limited in your employment opportunities because of your level of education, consider returning to school to obtain your RN.  The Associate Degree Nursing Program values your previous education and experience, and gives you advanced placement. Applicants must have an unencumbered LVN license or Paramedic license and have practiced as an LVN or Paramedic for one year.  A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing.

Applications for the next Transition class is Spring 2024:

LVN Program:

The KC LVN program is a 12-month, continuous program which last for 3 semesters. LVNs monitor clients, gather and record information, provide basic care, as well as administering medications and treatments. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to take the NCLEX-LVN state licensure exam which credentials the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Applications for the next LVN class is Fall 2024:


Why attend Kilgore College for nursing?

  • Individualized instruction: Highly educated, experienced instructors
  • On-site instruction: Instructors in classroom and clinical settings
  • Easy Transfer: Affiliation agreements with local universities
  • Value for $$ spent: Low tuition & fees
  • (Lecture ratio 1:1; 1 hour credit = 1 hour class time)
  • (Clinical ratio 1:3; 1 hour credit = 3 hours clinical)

Continue your education from RN to BSN:

UT Tyler Roadmap to Success:

The Roadmap to Success was created by Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center to provide the details necessary for you to earn an associate degree or a bachelor of science degree in nursing in an efficient and affordable way, close to home.

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For information about Associate Degree Nursing:

Jennifer Bray, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Programs (CNA, LVN, ADN)
(903) 988-3751
Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC), 100
Crystal Pharr
Support Specialist
Associate Degree Nursing
(903) 983-8168
Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC), 100
(903) 983-8175
Sonja Moore
Administrative Assistant
(903) 983-8204
Woodruff Adult Education Center (AEC), 100
Judy Gumm
Administrative Assistant
Associate Degree Nursing
(903) 983-8168