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CNA Training in Mississippi

Find local schools that offer nursing assistant programs

Complete approved CNA courses in Mississippi to work towards your CNA certification

In Mississippi, certified nurse aides, also known as nursing assistants or CNAs for short, are basic health care providers who work directly with patients under the general supervision of a doctor or nurse in medical care facilities. As with other types of care providers, ideal CNA candidates will be patient, compassionate, have great interpersonal and communication skills, and have a genuine desire to help others. There are a few more job titles that are commonly used to refer to certified nurse aides:

* Patient Care Technicians
* Health Care Assistants
* Orderlies
* Home Health Care Aides
* Home Health Aides

In order to secure a position as a CNA you must either have a high school diploma or the equivalent and have taken CNA training classes as part of a CNA training program and successfully passed the Nurse Aide competency evaluation test. This last part is very important because in order to work in any medical facility as a certified nursing assistant you must possess certification from the state in which you are practicing. The state board of nursing is responsible for oversight of CNA training programs and must ensure that students prepared to perform the skills required of a CNA.

People that are interested in becoming a CNA can receive training at community colleges, vocational schools, technical colleges, the American Red Cross, and even some high schools. You can expect most training courses to last for 3-6 months and cover topics such as…

* Patient/Resident Rights
* Medical Terminology
* Infection Control
* Emergency Treatments (CPR)
* Patient Care (bathing, checking vital signs, oral care, mobility assistance, etc)

Often you can find health care facilities like nursing homes that offer free CNA training and will even pay for the state test. In exchange for the free training, the facility usually requires that you become their employee for a minimum period of time after completing your training and certification. One advantage of these types of programs is that you have the opportunity to learn while you are getting paid to work. Another advantage is that the training typically lasts a short period of time (about 2-6 weeks). Additionally, you already have a job in place once you become certified.

After you conclude your training, contact Pearson Vue (exam administrators) so that they can send you an application. A completed application, along with the testing fee is ($89.00) is required before an exam date can be scheduled. Upon successfully passing the test, a certification number will be assigned and Pearson Vue will mail your certified nursing assistant license.

The CNA position is in great demand, but be advised that career advancement opportunities are limited without additional education. The average wage range for a certified nursing assistant is between $10- $15 an hour, but this can vary greatly depending on geographic location and experience. Nurse aide job duties typically include…

* Providing essential patient care
* Measuring and recording vital signs
* Assisting with patient exercise and movement
* Controlling the spread of infection
* Assisting doctors and nurses

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CNA Classes in Mississippi (MS)

A.P. Fatherree Vocational School – Laurel

2409 Moose Drive, Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: (601) 425-2378

Adams County Nursing Center – Natchez

587 John R. Junkin Drive, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 446-8426

Attala County Nursing Center – Kosciusko

326 Highway 12 West, Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: (662) 289-1200

Attala County Vo-Tech Center – Kosciusko

450 Highway 12 East, Kosciusko, Mississippi 39090
Phone: (662) 289-2689

Aurora Australis Lodge – Columbus

310 Emerald Drive, Columbus, Mississippi 39702
Phone: (662) 327-8021

Baldwyn-Pontotoc Nurse Aide Training Center – Tupelo

830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 377-3454

Batesville Job Corps Center

821 Highway 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: (662) 563-4656

Batesville Training Center

103-3 Woodland Road, Batesville, Mississippi 38606
Phone: (662) 578-2068

Billdora Senior Care – Tylertown

314 Enochs Street, Tylertown, Mississippi 39667
Phone: (601) 876-2173

Biloxi High School Career Technology Center

1845 Richard Drive, Biloxi, MS 39532
Phone: (228) 435-6105

Bolivar County Community Action Agency – Cleveland

810 East Sunflower Road, Suite 120, Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 846-1491

Brandon Court

100 Burnham Road, Brandon, MS 39042
Phone: (601) 664-2259

Brookwood Manor Nursing Center – Leakesville

1300 Melody Lane, Leakesville, MS 39451
Phone: (601) 394-2331

Camellia Estates – McComb

1714 White Street, McComb, MS 39648
Phone: (601) 250-0066

Carl Keen Vocational Center – Clarksdale

1050 Walnut Street, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Phone: (662) 627-8580

Choctaw Residential Center

135 Hospital Circle, One Lake Place, Choctaw, Mississippi 39350
Phone: (601) 656-2582

Claiborne County Vo-Tech Complex – Port Gibson

161 Old Highway 18 #1, Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: (601) 437-3800

Claiborne Senior Care – Port Gibson

2124 Old Highway 61 South, Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150
Phone: (601) 437-8737

Clarke County Vocational Center – Quitman

910 North Archusa Avenue, Quitman, Mississippi 39355
Phone: (601) 776-5219

CNA Training Center, Inc. – Jackson

350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 3620, Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: (601) 364-1188

Coahoma Community College – Clarksdale

3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 627 – 2571

Community Eldercare Training Center – Tupelo

2844 Traceland Drive, Tupelo, Mississippi 38803
Phone: (662) 680-3148

Copiah Living Center – Crystal Springs

806 West Georgetown Street, Crystal Springs, MS 39059
Phone: (601) 892-1880

Copiah-Lincoln Community College – Wesson

P.O. Box 649, Wesson, Mississippi 39191
Phone: (601) 849-0133 or (601) 643-8709

Corporate Management, Inc. – Diamondhead

5427 Gex Road, Diamondhead, MS 39525
Phone: (228) 255-4832

Cottage Grove Nursing Home – Jackson

1116 Forest Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Phone: (601) 366-6461

Covenant Health and Rehabilitation of Picayune

1620 Read Road, Picayune, Mississippi 39466
Phone: (601) 798-1811

Covenant Health and Rehabilitation of Vicksburg

2850 Porter’s Chapel Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Phone: (601) 638-9211

Covington County Nursing Center

P.O. Box 1089, Collins, MS 39428
Phone: (601) 765-8262

Crystal Health and Rehabilitation of Greenwood

902 Sgt. John Pittman Drive, Greenwood, Mississippi 38930
Phone: (662) 453-9173

Daniel Health Care, Inc. – Fulton

804 South Adams, Fulton, Mississippi 38843
Phone: (662) 862-2165

Delta Health Group Training Center – Gulfport

1530 Broad Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: (228) 864-6544

Driftwood Nursing Home – Gulfport

1500 Broad Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Phone: (228) 868-1314

East Central Community College – Decatur

P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: (601) 635-2111

East Mississippi Community College – Scooba

1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, MS 39358
Phone: (662) 476-5103

East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus – Mayhew

8731 South Frontage Road, Mayhew, MS 39753
Phone: (662) 243-1998

East Mississippi State Hospital – Meridian

4555 Highland Park Drive, Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 482-6186

Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc. Workforce Training Project – Belzoni

803 Martin Luther King Street, Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: (662) 247-4288

Glen Oaks Nursing Center – Lucedale

55 Susanne Street, Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-2783

Graceland Care Center of Pontotoc

278 West 8th Street, Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863
Phone: (662) 489-6411

Greene Rural Health Center – Leakesville

1017 Jackson Street, Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
Phone: (601) 394-2371

Grenada Living Center

1950 Grandview Drive, Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: (662) 226-9554

Healthcare Institute of Jackson

405 Briarwood Drive, Suite 110, Jackson, MS 39206
Phone: (601) 956-3940

Heritage House Nursing Center – Vicksburg

3103 Wisconsin Avenue, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 638-1514

Highland Home – Ridgeland

638 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Phone: (601) 853-0415

Hillcrest Nursing Center, LLC – Magee

1401 1st Avenue NE, Magee, MS 39111
Phone: (601) 849-0384

Hilltop Manor, Inc. – Union

101 Kirkland Street, Union, MS 39365
Phone: (601) 774-8233

Hinds Community College Nursing Allied Health Center – Jackson

1750 Chadwick Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Phone: (601) 371-3522

Holmes Community College – Goodman

P.O. Box 409, Goodman, Mississippi 39079
Phone: (662) 472-9105

Holmes Community College – Grenada

1060 Avent Drive, Grenada, Mississippi 38901
Phone: (662) 226-0830

Humphreys County Nursing Home – Belzoni

500 CCC Road, Belzoni, Mississippi 39038
Phone: (662) 247-1821

Itawamba Community College – Tupelo

2176 South Eason Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 620-5202

Itawamba Community College at Monroe County Vo-Tech Site

50057 Airport Road, Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: (662) 620-5202

Itawamba Community College Neon Project – Fulton

602 West Hill Street, Fulton, Mississippi 38843
Phone: (662) 868-8000

Itawamba County Vocational Center – Fulton

200 Vo-Tech Road, Fulton, MS 38843
Phone: (662) 862-3137

Jasper County Nursing Home – Bay Springs

15A South 6th Street, Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: (601) 764-2101

Jefferson County Vo-Tech Center – Fayette

205 Industrial Park Drive, Fayette, Mississippi 39069
Phone: (601) 786-3642

Jones County Junior College – Ellisville

900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4219

Jones County Rest Home – Ellisville

Route 4, Box 194, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone: (601) 477-3334

Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Booneville

100 Lauren Drive, Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 720-0972

Landmark of DeSoto – Horn Lake

3068 Nail Road West, Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone: (662) 280-1219

Lawrence County Nursing Center – Monticello

700 Jefferson Street, Monticello, Mississippi 39654
Phone: (601) 587-2593

Leake County Vo-Tech Center – Carthage

703 Northwest Street, Carthage, Mississippi 39051
Phone: (601) 267-8442

Liberty Community Living Center

323 Industrial Park Drive, Liberty, MS 39645
Phone: (601) 657-1000

McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

415 Marion Avenue, McComb, MS 39648
Phone: (601) 684-8700

Meadville Nursing Home

300 Highway 556 and Route 2, Meadville, MS 39653
Phone: (601) 384-5861

Meridian Community College

910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241 or (601) 484-8745

Mid-Delta Academy – Belzoni

405 Hayden Street, Belzoni, MS 39038
Phone: (662) 247-1254

Millsaps Career and Technology Center – Starkville

803 Louisville Road, Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Phone: (662) 324-4170

Mississippi Care Center of Alcorn County – Corinth

3701 Joanne Drive, Corinth, Mississippi 38834
Phone: (662) 287-8071

Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb

220 Willow Avenue, DeKalb, Mississippi 39328
Phone: (601) 743-5888

Mississippi Care Center of Morton

96 Old Highway 80 East, Morton, MS 39117
Phone: (601) 732-6361

Mississippi Delta Community College – Greenville

2900 Highway 1 South, Greenville, Mississippi 38701
Phone: (662) 246-6417

Mississippi Delta Community College – Greenwood

2901 Highway 82 East, Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: (662) 453-6323

Mississippi Delta Community College – Moorhead

P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761
Phone: (662) 246-6432

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Gulfport

10298 Express Drive, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
Phone: (228) 897-4379

Mississippi Job Corps Center – Crystal Springs

400 Harmony Road, Crystal Springs, MS 39059
Phone: (601) 892-3348

Mississippi Methodist Senior Services Training Center – Tupelo

2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
Phone: (662) 844-1441

Mississippi State Hospital – Whitfield

P.O. Box 157-A, Whitfield, Mississippi 39193
Phone: (601) 351-8000

Northeast Mississippi Community College – Booneville

101 Cunningham Boulevard, Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Phone: (662) 720-7249

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Senatobia

4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: (662) 562-3361

Northwest Mississippi Community College Lafayette-Yalobusha Center

1310 Belk Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 236-2023

Oasis Health and Rehabilitation of Yazoo City

925 Calhoun Avenue, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
Phone: (601) 746-7770

Pearl River Community College – Hattiesburg

5448 US Highway 49 South, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
Phone: (601) 554-5537

Perry County Nursing Center – Richton

206 Bay Avenue, Richton, MS 39476
Phone: (601) 788-2490

Pine Belt Educational Service Center – Laurel

923-B Sawmill Road, Laurel, Mississippi 39441
Phone: (601) 649-4141

Plaza Nursing Center – Pascagoula

4403 Hospital Road, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567
Phone: (228) 762-8960

Queen City Nursing Center – Meridian

1201 28th Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301
Phone: (601) 483-1467

Rolling Acres Retirement Center – Raleigh

309 Magnolia Drive, Highway 35 South, Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: (601) 782-4244

Sardis Community Nursing Home

613 East Lee Street, Sardis, MS 38666
Phone: (662) 487-2720

Senatobia Convalescent Center

402 Getwell Drive, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Phone: (662) 562-5664

Silver Cross Nursing Home – Brookhaven

503 Silver Cross Drive, Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601
Phone: (601) 833-2361

Southeastern Career Training Center American Red Cross Partnership – Jackson

2246 Flowood Drive, Jackson, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 267-8381

Southwest Mississippi Community College – Summit

College Drive, Summit, Mississippi 39666
Phone: (601) 276-3864

Superior Healthcare Services, Inc. – Cleveland

201 West Sunflower Road, Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
Phone: (662) 843-0030

Tippah County Nursing Home – Ripley

P.O. Box 499, Ripley, Mississippi 38663
Phone: (662) 837-9221

Tishomingo Manor – Iuka

230 Kaki Avenue, Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 423-9112

Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation – Clinton

102 Woodchase Park Drive, Clinton, Mississippi 39056
Phone: (601) 924-7043

Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation Great Oaks, LLC – Byhalia

111 Chase Street, Byhalia, Mississippi 38611
Phone: (662) 838-3670

Tupelo Training Center

144 South Thomas Street, Spanish Village, Suite 204-205, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 841-6814

Wayne County Vo-Tech Center – Waynesboro

800 Collins Street, Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367
Phone: (601) 735-5036

Wilkinson County Senior Care – Centreville

116 South Lafayette Street, Centreville, MS 39631
Phone: (601) 645-5253

Windham House of Hattiesburg

37 Hillcrest Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-0058

Winona Public Schools Vo-Tech

300 North Applegate Street, Winona, MS 38967
Phone: (662) 283-3601

Yalobusha County Nursing Home – Water Valley

P.O. Box 728, Water Valley, Mississippi 38965
Phone: (662) 473-1411

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Mississippi CNA Schools

Browse our list of Mississippi schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be found by calling the facilities directly.

How to Become a CNA in Mississippi

Students can earn their CNA certification and start their career as a certified nursing assistant in less than six months. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. Each individual state sets its own required amount of credit hours necessary to become a CNA. Typical programs take around 6-12 weeks to complete and must include a minimum of 75 hours of training. The average cost of a CNA course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Mississippi CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Mississippi CNA Certification Requirements

– graduate from an approved CNA training program
– pass the Mississippi CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
– pass the Mississippi CNA test within 24 months of completing the nurse aide education program

Mississippi CNA Helpful Links

Mississippi Board of Nursing
Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry

Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants