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Mississippi RN Programs

Mississippi RN Programs

RN programs in Mississippi have a lot to offer for those who wish to begin an exciting and rewarding career as a registered nurse. Those who graduate from RN programs in Mississippi have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and help others on a daily basis.

Mississippi RN programs generally range in length from 2 to 4 years, giving individuals the option to choose the right option. Mississippi RN programs may be the first step in achieving the perfect career.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Mississippi

In order to become an RN in Mississippi by examination, one must submit the following to the Mississippi Board of Nursing:

  • Licensure application
  • Official transcript with graduation date and degree
  • NCLEX Registration
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Authorization to Test (ATT) for the NCLEX

The licensure exam used in Mississippi is the NCLEX. Individuals must pass this test before becoming licensed.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Mississippi

In order to become licensed by endorsement in Mississippi, one must hold a valid license in another state or jurisdiction. This state is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Nurses in compact states must register in the primary state of residence, but can obtain multi-state privilege without additional licensure in other compact states. Those who reside in Mississippi or a non-compact state can become licensed by endorsement in Mississippi.

Renewing an RN License

Licenses are valid for a 2 year period, and expire on December 31 of even numbered years.

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Mississippi

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Mississippi residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Mississippi RN Resources on

Mississippi Board of Nursing
1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
Jackson, MS 39216-5014
Phone: (601) 987-4188
Fax: (601) 364-2352

Mississippi Nurses Association

Other MS Schools with RN Programs

Alcorn State University
300 Franklin Street
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Coahoma Community College
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Copiah - Lincoln Community College
1028 JC Redd Dr.
Wesson, Mississippi 39191
Delta State University
Highway 8 West
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
East Central Community College
275 West Broad Street
Decatur, Mississippi 39327
Hinds Community College
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Holmes Community College
1060 Avent Drive
Grenada, Mississippi 38901
Itawamba Community College
2176 S. Eason Blvd.
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
Itawamba Community College
900 South Court Street
Fulton, Mississippi 39437
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Meridian Community College
910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, Mississippi 39307
Mississippi College
200 S. Capitol Street
Clinton, Mississippi 39058
Mississippi Delta Community College
Hwy 3 & Cherry Street
Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Highway 49
Perkinston, Mississippi 39573
Mississippi University - Women
1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd.
Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Northwest Mississippi Community College
4975 Hwy 51
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Pearl River Community College
101 Highway 11 North
Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
Southwest Mississippi Community College
1156 College Drive
Summit, Mississippi 39666
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
William Carey College
498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401