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See what the future holds for those who want to get LPN training in Mississippi with our free guide. We show the top options for training and the exact steps for certification specific to the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi is proud member and is part of the eNLC or also known as the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact. This allows all licensees in the member states to work under one license in all other member states if one meets the requirements. Healthcare career growth across Mississippi is amazing and cannot be understated and we show you more details below.

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How to become a LPN in Mississippi

In order to become eligible to work as an LPN in Mississippi, you have to first finish a Mississippi Nursing Board and MS Board of Community Colleges accredited course, pass the NCLEX-PN national licensing test, and own an active license awarded by the state board. We take an in-depth look below.

The certification process for becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Mississippi

The process for becoming an LPN in Mississippi is shown in the following five steps.

Step 1 – Complete the standard prerequisites for LPN training in Mississippi

Make sure you see what the enrollment qualifications are for each of the accredited LPN programs in Mississippi before you choose your educational program.

Step 2 – Pick the type of Mississippi LPN credential you want to go for

In Mississippi there are two levels of practical nursing education and they are certificates and associate degrees. If you want to see more in depth detailed information on them, see our resource here.

Step 3 – Enroll in an approved LPN training course in the state of Mississippi

LPN education in Mississippi is managed by the Mississippi Nursing Board and the Mississippi Board of Community Colleges. You have to complete a program sanctioned by them in order to become approved to challenge the NCLEX-PN in the state.

What to search for in a Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurse class

Choosing the best school in Mississippi can be easier than you may think it is if you choose to use our easy method. Take all the factors that matter to you and your education and sort all the accredited training courses by those factors. Then in most cases, the best program will just present itself to you.

All the Approved LPN Programs in Mississippi

Below is the complete list of Mississippi Board of Nursing approved LPN courses.

COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3240 FRIARS POINT ROAD
CLARKSDALE, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 627-2574
www.coahomacc.edu/

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
30 CAMPUS DR
NATCHEZ, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 442-9111
www.colin.edu

COPIAH-LINCOLN COM COLLEGE
P O BOX 649
WESSON, MS 39191
Phone: (601) 643-5101
www.colin.edu

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
151 Co-Lin Drive
MENDENHALL, MS 39114
Phone: (601)849-5149
www.colin.edu

EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P O BOX 129
DECATUR, MS 39327-0129
Phone: (601) 635-3237
www.eccc.edu/

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P O BOX 100
MAYHEW, MS 39753
Phone: (662) 243-1900
www.eastms.edu/

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P O BOX 158
SCOOBA, MS 39358-0158
Phone: (662) 476-8442
www.eastms.edu/

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALLIED HEALTH CENTER
1750 CHADWICK DR
JACKSON, MS 39204
Phone: (601) 372-6507
www.hindscc.edu/

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
755 HWY 27 SOUTH
VICKSBURG, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 638-0600
www.hindscc.edu/

HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1060 AVENT ST
GRENADA, MS 38901
Phone: (662) 226-0830
www.holmescc.edu/

Holmes Community College
620 West Jefferson St.
Kosciusko, MS 39090
www.holmescc.edu/

HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
412 W RIDGELAND AVE
RIDGELAND, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 856-5400
www.holmescc.edu/

ITAWAMBA COM COLLEGE
2176 S EASON BLVD
TUPELO, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 620-5000
www.iccms.edu/Home/portalid/0

JONES CO JUNIOR COLLEGE
900 S COURT ST
ELLISVILLE, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4000
www.jcjc.edu/

MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
910 HWY 19 NORTH
MERIDIAN, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241
www.meridiancc.edu/

MS DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
P O BOX 668
MOORHEAD, MS 39761
Phone: (662) 246-6322
msdelta.edu/

MS GULF COAST COM CCOLLEGE GEORGE CO OCCUP TNG CENTER
P O BOX 77
LUCEDALE, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-4201
mgccc.edu/

MS GULF COAST COM COLLEGE JACKSON CO CAMPUS
P O BOX 100
GAUTIER, MS 39553
Phone: (228) 497-9602
mgccc.edu/

MS GULF COAST COM COLLEGE
JEFFERSON DAVIS CAMPUS
2226 SWITZER RD
GULFPORT, MS 39507
Phone: (228) 896-3355
mgccc.edu/

NE MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
101 CUNNINGHAM BLVD
BOONEVILLE, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-7751
www.nemcc.edu/

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BENTON CO VOC CENTER
RT 2 BOX 42AA
ASHLAND, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-3108
www.nwcc.cc.ms.us/

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1310 BELK ST
OXFORD, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 236-2023
www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=9569

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4975 HWY 51 N., BOX 7045
SENATOBIA, MS 38668-1491
Phone: (662) 562-3200
www.nwcc.cc.ms.us

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DESOTO CAMPUS
5197 W. E. ROSS PKWY
SOUTHAVEN, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-1570
www.nwcc.cc.ms.us

PEARL RIVER COM COLLEGE
101 HWY 11 NORTH
POPLARVILLE, MS 39470
Phone: (601) 795-6801
www.prcc.edu/

PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FORREST COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL TECH CENTER
5448 US HWY 49 S
HATTIESBURG, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 544-7722
www.prcc.edu/forrest

SW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLEGE DR – VOC TECH BLDG
SUMMIT, MS 39666
Phone: (601) 276-2000
www.smcc.cc.ms.us

Antonelli College
2323 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39232
www.antonellicollege.edu

Step 4 – Sign up for and Take the NCLEX-PN exam in MS

In Mississippi, you’ll be required to pass the nationally-administered NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a LPN in Mississippi.

Things covered on the NCLEX-PN

The following link shows material that is on the NCLEX-PN assessment.

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and get started on the LPN Career Path in MS

The following link reflects material that is frequently included on the NCLEX-PN assessment, how to prepare forthe test and what to do on the day of the exam.

LPN salary in Mississippi

There is a very high demand for licensed practical or vocational nurses in Mississippi and the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 8% growth in the State of Mississippi through 2024. Below is a listing of the largest metropolitan areas in Mississippi using bls.gov statistics and more data on practical nursing pay by area and county.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Yearly$32,510 $44,090 $60,420
MississippiHourly$13.63$17.43$22.91
Yearly$28,360 $36,260 $47,650
Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSAHourly$15.55$20.15$24.46
Yearly$32,330 $41,910 $50,880
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSAHourly$15.29$18.63$23.62
Yearly$31,810 $38,740 $49,120
Northwest Mississippi BOSHourly$14.72$18.26$23.67
Yearly$30,620 $37,970 $49,230
Jackson, MS MSAHourly$14.33$17.90$23.21
Yearly$29,800 $37,230 $48,280
Southwest Mississippi BOSHourly$13.19$17.11$22.43
Yearly$27,440 $35,590 $46,640
Hattiesburg, MS MSAHourly$13.21$16.81$21.48
Yearly$27,480 $34,950 $44,670
Northeast Mississippi BOSHourly$13.41$16.78$21.58
Yearly$27,900 $34,910 $44,890
Southeast Mississippi BOSHourly$12.87$16.09$20.26
Yearly$26,780 $33,470 $42,150

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