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In this economy, it can be really hard for a person to stay optimistic about his or her financial future. However, the more education a person has, the more job opportunities that become available to him or her. One great career choice that can be achieved with just a small amount of extra education is becoming a CNA.

Becoming a CNA in Mississippi

In order to be eligible to take the Mississippi CNA certification exam, individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • He or she must have completed a state-approved facility-based nursing assistant training program and has never been certified as a CNA. The individual must pass both parts of the NNAAP exam within 4 months of the date that he or she was hired.
  • He or she must be currently enrolled in an LPN or RN program that is approved by the state of Mississippi.
  • He or she must have graduated from a state-approved LPN or RN program. He or she must submit their examination application, fees, and a copy of their LPN or RN training certificate or diploma.
  • He or she must have completed an LPN or RN program.
  • He or she may become a Mississippi CNA through the reciprocity process if he or she is listed on another state's CNA registry with an 'active' status. An individual in this situation may take the NNAAP exam, and if he or she passes, may begin working as CNA in Mississippi.
  • He or she must have a lapsed CNA certification. If the individual fails one portion of the exam on his or her first try, the individual must retake an approved CNA training course.

The written exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions that must be answered within 2 hours.

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Mississippi CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Mississippi, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Mississippi CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Mississippi CNA Certification

In Mississippi, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Mississippi CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Mississippi, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Mississippi CNA Licensing Resources

Care Center of Aberdeen

  • 505 Jackson St
    Aberdeen, MS 39730
    Programs: CNA

Humphreys County Nursing Home

  • 500 Ccc Rd
    Belzoni, MS 39038
    Programs: CNA

Biloxi High School Career Technology Center

  • 1845 Richard Drive
    Biloxi, MS 39532
    Programs: CNA

Brandon Court

  • 100 Burnham Road
    Brandon, MS 39042
    Programs: CNA

Brandon Nursing And Rehabilitation

  • 355 Crossgate Blvd
    Brandon, MS 39042
    Programs: CNA

Silver Cross Nursing Home

  • 503 Silver Cross Drive
    Brookhaven, MS 39601
    Programs: CNA

Trinity Mission H & R Great Oaks, LLC

  • 111 Chase St.
    Byhalia, MS 38611
    Programs: CNA

Leake County Vo-tech Center

  • 703 Northwest Street
    Carthage, MS 39051
    Programs: CNA

Wilkinson County Senior Care

  • 116 South Lafayette Street
    Centreville, MS 39631
    Programs: CNA

Choctaw Residential Center

  • 135 Hospital Circle
    Choctaw, MS 39350
    Programs: CNA

Coahoma Community College

Trinity Mission Health And Rehab Center

  • 102 Woodchase Park Drive
    Clinton, MS 39056
    Programs: CNA

Covington County Nursing Center

  • P. O. Box 1089
    Collins, MS 39428
    Programs: CNA

Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County 1

  • 3701 Joanne Drive
    Corinth, MS 38834
    Programs: CNA

Allied Health Institute

Copiah Living Center

Mississippi Job Corps Center

Jones County Junior College

Jones County Rest Home

  • 683 County Home Road
    Ellisville, MS 39437
    Programs: CNA

Jefferson County Vo-Tech Center

  • 205 Industrial Park Drive
    Fayette, MS 39069
    Programs: CNA

Itawamba Community College

Itawamba County Vocational Center

  • 200 Vo Tec Road
    Fulton, MS 38843
    Programs: CNA

Holmes Community College

  • No. 1 Hill Street
    Goodman, MS 39079
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Mississippi Delta Community College

  • 2900 Hwy 1 South
    Greenville, MS 38701
    Programs: CNA

Crystal Health And Rehab of Greenwood

  • 902 John Pittman Road
    Greenwood, MS 38930
    Programs: CNA

Mississippi Delta Community College

  • 2901 Highway 82 East
    Greenwood, MS 38930
    Programs: CNA

Holmes Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Boyington Training Center

  • 1530 Broad Avenue
    Gulfpot, MS 39501
    Programs: CNA

Pearl River Community College

Windham House of Hattiesburg

  • 37 Hillcrest Drive
    Hattiesburg, MS 39402
    Programs: CNA

Pine Crest Guest Home Inc

  • 133 Pine Street
    Hazlehurst, MS 39083
    Programs: CNA

Trinity Mission Health And Rehab Center

Keplere Institute of Technology

  • 612 North Sunflower Ext.
    Indianola, MS 38751
    Programs: CNA

CNA Training Center

  • 40100 Hwy 82 W
    Itta Bena, MS 38941
    Programs: CNA

CNA Training Center

  • 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive
    Jackson, MS 39213
    Programs: CNA

Healthcare Institute of Jackson

  • 405 Briarwood Drive
    Jackson, MS 39206
    Programs: CNA

Hinds Community College

Attala County Nursing Center

  • 326 Highway 12 West
    Kosciusko, MS 39090
    Programs: CNA

Kosciusko-Attala County Vocational Center

  • 450 Hwy 12 East
    Kosciusko, MS 39090
    Programs: CNA

A. P. Fatherree Vocational School

  • 2409 Moose Drive
    Laurel, MS 39440
    Programs: CNA

Care Center of Laurel

  • 935 West Dr
    Laurel, MS 39440
    Programs: CNA

Pine Belt Education Service Center

  • 923-B Sawmill Road
    Laurel, MS 39441
    Programs: CNA

Leakesville Rehabilitation And Nursing Home

Stepping Stones Career College

  • 311 West Main Street
    Louisville, MS 39339
    Programs: CNA

Tishomingo Manor

  • 230 Kaki Avenue
    Luka, MS 38852
    Programs: CNA

Madison Career & Tech Center

  • 142 Calhoun Parkway
    Madison, MS 39130
    Programs: CNA

Camellia Estates

  • 1714 White Street
    Mccomb, MS 39648
    Programs: CNA

Mccomb Nursing And Rehabilitation

  • 415 Marion Ave
    Mccomb, MS 39648
    Programs: CNA

Meadville Nursing Home

  • 300 Hwy 556/route 2 Box 66
    Meadville, MS 39653
    Programs: CNA
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