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Mississippi, MS | CNA Certification Training Programs

Depending on your goals and qualifications to meet the CNA requirements in Mississippi, MS you may want to answer a few basic questions before you proceed on the right education path. 

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CNAs are in high demand in Mississippi. With short and affordable training programs, becoming a CNA—known as Certified Nurse Aides in the state—is a quick and affordable way to enter one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. Certified Nursing Assistants in Mississippi are usually in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and home health care settings, as well as hospitals and clinics. Full time Certified Nursing Aides in Mississippi earn $33,000 per year on average, plus benefits, which is well above the national average, making Mississippi an attractive place to begin a career in the health sector as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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Mississippi CNA Training

CNA training in Mississippi is regulated by the State Department of Health and is widely available. Courses in the state comply with federal guidelines and consist of a minimum of 75 hours of training, with a minimum of 16 hours of supervised hands-on experience and a concurrent minimum of 16 hours of classroom instruction. However, training courses in the state sometimes run longer to ensure optimal training is achieved. Courses do not require a high school diploma or GED, and can cost as little as $350. Furthermore, some care facilities offer free training with a commitment to stay at that facility for an extended period of time after completion.

Certified Nursing Assistant License in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Health provides CNA licenses through Pearson Vue, who offer extensive information and practice tests for CNAs in the state. There are eight test sites throughout the state. After completing a state-approved training program, the Mississippi CNA test consists of a two-part test including a written examination and a skills demonstration test, which costs $89. Once one has successfully passed the CNA exam and registered with the Mississippi CNA registry, certification must be renewed every two years with proof of at least eight hours of employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant over the same time period and at a cost of $25.

CNA Courses in Mississippi

There are many CNA training courses in Mississippi in both collegiate and private settings. Below is a list of facilities that can serve as starting point to locating a Certified Nurse Aide course in your area.

CNA Training Center - Jackson Medical Mall
Hinds Community College - Jackson
Holmes Community College Nurse Aide Program - Goodman
Itawamba Community College CNA Course - Fulton
Meridian Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
MS Delta Community College CNA Program - Moorhead
Northeast MS CC - Booneville
Northwest MS CC Nurse Aide Training Program - Oxford
Northwest MS CC Nursing Assistant Program - Senatobia
Pearl River CC - Forrest
Southwest MS Community College Nurse Assistant Program - Summitt