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Mississippi LPN Programs

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.

Founded in 1996 in response to allocations measures to build sustainability into Mississippi’s healthcare system, the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) lobbied for ratification of the Nursing Workforce Redevelopment Act, which authorized the Mississippi Board of Nursing (MBON) to establish a network of institutional resources through funding and partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Mississippi Legislature, as well as other key agencies.

MONW coordinates nursing and other healthcare resources with the:

■ Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA)
■ Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA)
■ Mississippi Board of Nursing (MBON)
■ Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)
■ MS Department of Employment Security (MDES)
■ Nursing Organization Liaison Committee (NOLC)
■ Mississippi Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing

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)

Coahoma Community College

3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 627-2574

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

30 Campus Dr
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 442-9111

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

P.O. Box 649
Wesson, MS 39191
Phone: (601) 643-5101

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

151 Co-Lin Drive
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601)849-5149

E Central Community College

P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327-0129
Phone: (601) 635-3237

East Mississippi Community College

P.O. Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
Phone: (662) 243-1900

East Mississippi Community College

P.O. Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358-0158
Phone: (662) 476-8442

Hinds Community College

Allied Health Center
1750 Chadwick Dr
Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: (601) 372-6507

Hinds Community College

755 Hwy 27 South
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 638-0600

Holmes Community College

1060 Avent St
Grenada, MS 38901
Phone: (662) 226-0830

Holmes Community College

412 W Ridgeland Ave
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 856-5400

Itawamba Community College

2176 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 620-5000

Jones County Junior College

900 S Court St
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4000

Meridian Community College

910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241

Mississippi Delta Community College

P.O. Box 668
Moorhead, MS 39761
Phone: (662) 246-6322

MS Gulf Coast Community College

George County Occupational Training Center
P.O. Box 77
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-4201

MS Gulf Coast Community College

Jackson County Campus
P.O. Box 100
Gautier, MS 39553
Phone: (228) 497-9602

MS Gulf Coast Community College

Jefferson Davis Campus
2226 Switzer Rd
Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone: (228) 896-3355

NE Mississippi Community College

101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (662) 728-7751

NW Mississippi Community College

Benton County Vocational Center
Rt 2 Box 42aa
Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-3108

NW MS Community College

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

NW MS Community College

4975 Hwy 51 N., Box 7045
Senatobia, MS 38668-1491
Phone: (662) 562-3200

NW MS Community College

Desoto Campus
5197 W. E. Ross Pkwy
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-1570

Pearl River Community College

101 Hwy 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: (601) 795-6801

Pearl River Community College

Forrest County Vocational Tech Center
5448 Us Hwy 49 S
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 544-7722

SW MS Community College

College Dr Voc Tech Bldg
Summit, MS 39666
Phone: (601) 276-2000

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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
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses