Directory of state-approved LPN training classes
Practical Nurse Career in Mississippi (MS)
A State known for its high demand and nursing shortages, Mississippi is posed called “one of the most innovative state nursing workforce centers in the country”, according to the Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce (MONW). Insights into the general direction of evidence based practice on the administrative side of healthcare management in both the US and globally show that nursing policy and protocol is subject to an entire scope of longitudinal impacts influenced by the directives of clinical human resources and systemic resource allocations.
In Mississippi an example of administrative crisis in a single hospital critical care ward may be illustrated in strategic realignment of fiscal priorities with staff. Trend analyses reveal that chief executive nurses are hard pressed to meet monthly nursing schedules as cost of higher patient volume exceeds recommended nurse-patient ratios. Where large segments of patients are low to mid income with little to no insurance provision, the financial losses in correspondence with decreased patient revenues to actual nursing costs puts a significant strain on distribution of nurses per diem. Allocations to nurses including salary, compensatory benefits and training may far exceed those revenues. Human costs are of course immeasurable to both practitioners and patients.
MONW coordinates nursing and other healthcare resources with the:
■ Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA)
To be a practical nurse in Mississippi is to participate in one of the most vital healthcare systems in the United States. As standards in nurse-patient synergy are expanded to meet universal healthcare standards in quality assurance, Mississippi’s healthcare system will still face challenges in nursing and resource shortages, patient care and managed care provision. Solutions are found in integrated knowledge sharing networks and increased collaboration amongst nurses and medical professionals throughout the exchange. The MNOW and its partners are working toward better integration of the state with global health agendas. From policy to practice, Mississippi’s LPNs are part of this exciting transformation in institutional healthcare.
List of LPN Programs in Mississippi (MS)
Mississippi LPN Schools
Our directory lists all Mississippi schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Mississippi state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.
Required LPN Classes in Mississippi
The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.
How to Become an LPN in Mississippi
Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Mississippi as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.
Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Mississippi
When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Mississippi state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.
LPN Quick Reference Links
Mississippi Board of Nursing