Free CNA Training in Mississippi

You can work in a rewarding career providing basic care services for patients and residents of healthcare facilities.  If you work as a CNA, you will assist patients with activities of daily living and help to answer their call bells and monitor vital signs.  You must attend a state approved training program and pass the examination for certification before becoming a CNA.  We’ve compiled a list of free training options below:

Nursing homes and geriatric care facilities in Mississippi frequently offer free cna training.  Not all places offer training but those who do often offer tuition free classes for individuals who will then work for the facility.  This is a good way to receive free training if you do not mind working for the facility for several months to a year (in most cases).  You can gain the training and experience you need for a continued career as a certified nursing assistant.

If you work in a geriatric care facility or nursing home in some other position in Mississippi, you might be able to receive free cna training.  Talk to your employer to let them know that you are interested in changing jobs.  Discuss your interest in training to become a certified nursing assistant.  If you have been a good worker with a compassionate personality, the employer might be willing to pay for your training for a new career.

There are programs available to help you train for a new career.  It is often possible to receive training assistance if you are out of work or have a very low income.

Direct Free Training Options

Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC (Added March 2013)
They have a trainee position that’s just opened up. Basically, you get trained while you’re being paid by the company. Upon completion of the training period, you’re supposed to appear for the certification exam. Once you pass you become a full time employee. While being trained, you get paid $7.30 which is pretty good if you ask me. High school qualifications required. Position is in Brandon, MS. More details at:

NorthEast Mississippi Community College (Low Cost Classes)
The NorthEast Mississippi Community College offers one of the lowest prices CNA courses in the state. The classes cost just $350 and include almost everything necessary. You get your books for free as well as a CPR certification(which is necessary for gaining employment as a CNA). They have centers in Boonville, Corinth and Ripley. You will be required to pay for the state certification exam which costs $101.

Finch-Henry Job Corps Center

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

Finch-Henry Job Corps Center is committed to bettering the lives of eligible participants ranging in age from 16 years old to 24 years old who would like to gain more specialized vocational skills or continue their higher education in order to increase their employability within today’s competitive job market.  For those who meet the requirements, Finch-Henry Job Corps Center allows participants to be fully supported, from free housing to free meals, while they move forward in their training so they can quickly acquire the needed skills to transition into reliable, well-paying employment opportunities.  Vocational training programs are available in the fields of Bricklaying, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Office Administration and Welding.

Nursing Related Scholarships in Mississippicnanotes2

Northeast Mississippi Community College Foundation Scholarships – Clifton B. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship

The Clifton B. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from Alcorn County High School. Preference is given to applicants in Allied Health programs (ex. LPN). In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Complete general scholarship application

Make sure and submit the application by March 15th in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Itawamba Community College (ICC) – Dana Grissom Cockrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Dana Grissom Cockrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in the medical field (ex. LPN). In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a resident of Itawamba County
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Complete Private Donor application

Submit completed application by April 1st.

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) – Kaiser Permanente Scholarship

The Kaiser Permanente Scholarship is offered to African American students pursing a career as a nurse. The amount awarded is up to $2000. in order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in a nursing program (LPN, Diploma, AD or BSN)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have at least one full year of school remaining
  • Be a member of NBNA and a local chapter if one exists in your area

Make sure and submit completed application along with all requested documents by April 15th.

Nursing homes in Mississippi that could give you Free CNA training

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility. This list is simply a list of the most popular facilities in Mississippi. Those with active vacancies might hire you as trainees. 

Brookwood Manor Nursing Center – Mcleod Avenue   Leakesville, Mississippi 39451

Bruce Nursing Center Inc – Highway 9 S Box 1280   Bruce, Mississippi 38915

Care Center Of Aberdeen – 505 Jackson St   Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730

Care Center Of Clinton – 1251 Pinehaven Road   Clinton, Mississippi 39056

Care Center Of Laurel – 935 West Dr   Laurel, Mississippi 39440

Care Center Of Louisville – 543 East Main Street   Louisville, Mississippi 39339

Carrington Nursing Center – 307 Reed Rd   Starkville, Mississippi 39760

Carthage Health Care Center – 1101 East Franklin Street   Carthage, Mississippi 39051

Heritage Manor Of Rolling Fork – 431 West Race Street   Rolling Fork, Mississippi 39159

Highland Home – 638 Highland Colony Parkway   Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Hilltop Manor Inc – 101 Kirkland Street   Union, Mississippi 39365

Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation – 3454 Albermarle Rd   Jackson, Mississippi 39213

Holly Springs Health & Rehab C – 960 Highway 4 East   Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635

Landmark Nursing And Rehab Ctr – 100 Lauren Drive   Booneville, Mississippi 38829

Landmark Of Desoto – 3068 Nail Road West   Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637

Laurelwood Comm Living Center – 1036 West Drive   Laurel, Mississippi 39440

Lawrence Co Nursing Center – 700 Jefferson Street   Monticello, Mississippi 39654

The Nichols Center – 7521 Old Canton Rd   Madison, Mississippi 39110

Other state listings:

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17 Responses to Free CNA Training in Mississippi

  1. merle conner May 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    I am interested in working and training at your Horn Lake, MS Facility. Call me @901-281-3609. Merle Conner.

  2. Tanya Randle June 3, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    I am interested in working and training at The Care Center of Clinton MS. I have worked as a EKG/Phlebotomist in Chicago,IL. in the past. I went into graphic printing and communications at Hindscc (Raymond Campus) since I’ve been in MS. but my passion has always been in the medical field. I sincerely hope you will consider me for a position within your company.

    Tanya Randle
    Submitted Sunday June 2nd 9:18 p.m.

  3. Shirley Wair July 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I am interested in taking the free CNA classes at The Nichols Center…. I will appreciate if you would call me in let me know when is the next class…. Thank you so much!!!! Looking forward to hearing from you….

  4. Teresa,Harris July 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Iam very interested in becoming a trainee in residental living facilities i have skills in psychatric aide worker and as a caregiver ,i pass the online patients care assessment test,iam very compassionate,caring,reliable,loyal,willing to relocat asap.i enjoy helping peoples.i just need opportunity chance… God bless.

  5. Teresa,Harris July 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Iam willing to pat $400 for cna training in Mississippi area. Or work as a trainee, thank you.

  6. Judy Mowery September 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    I am very interested in free CNA training in Tupelo or Pontotoc Mississippi. I have a degree in Medical Assistants. Would enjoy working as a trainee .

  7. Avri Brown October 10, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Hello! My name is Avri Brown and I am interested in working in training class in ridgeland,ms Highland Homes, Clinton,ms Care Center of Clinton and also Jackson, ms and hinds nursing and rehibilitation .. I would greatly appreciate it if someone would give me a call back at 601- 668-5776 or email me at

    Thank you and God Bless

  8. damon nelson October 26, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    To whom this may concern! My name is Damon Nelson and I’m truly hoping to gain an chance at becoming an asset to helping with care and expressing love to learning a new career. please consider my hand to learn a great career.thank you!

  9. Leanitra Clifton January 16, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    I am looking for free classes around the Cleveland, MS area. Can someone please help.

  10. Michelle January 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    I would like to take the free CNA classes from the care center in Louisville, MS
    If you would send me information to my email I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.


  11. Patricia Smith February 4, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    I am seeking help with free CNA classes and or training in the Clinton area. I saw you had a few places that offered the classes in my area. I am a honest, dependable, hardworking, caring individual that is seeking to move forward in a career with the desire to help other people and make someone else life worth living. Please give me a chance to prove to you that I am the candidate for such opportunity. Thanks in advance

    Patricia Smith.

  12. Catalina Rodriguez February 10, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    I am looking for free CNA classes in Jackson, MS. Please send me information ASAP. Thanks!

  13. Belinda Taylor March 19, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    I am very interested in becoming trained as a CNA in the Clinton and Jackson area. I have a degree in Biology and Healthcare Administration. Life has advanced me very rapidly in the Business and Sales world but my calling is within the medical field. I have a disabled mother and aunt with a combination of 25 years between their injuries. They heavily rely on me because I am versatile,energetic, compassionate, loyal, thorough, and a very fast learner. Please consider me for free CNA classes.

    Thanks for your time,
    Belinda Taylor

  14. Camille Rogers April 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    I would love to train as a CNA in Monticello, MS. Please contact me at my email address. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

  15. Michael mcneil May 28, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Hello my name is Michael Mcneil. I am very interested in being trained to be a CNA in the Clinton, Jackson, Ridgeland, and Madison areas.

  16. Paulette Shinard August 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Hello I am interested in training at Highland home in Ridgeland Ms.I completed medical assistants classes at Virginia College. But did not go to internship. I have a passion for patient care and would love to work in your facilities. I am a dedicated worker with a big heart, and in health care you have to be compassionate. Please contact me with the email provided. I look forward to hearing from you.

  17. Christopher Huggins August 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    My name is Christopher Huggins. On December 19 2003 I was admitted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center here in Jackson, MS’s ICU because of a four wheeler accident. I was in ICU for a week and a half before being transferred to the Children’s Hospital where I stayed for another six and a half weeks. I have since then graduated high school, gotten married, and have realized what I’m destined to do. I want to give back to the hospital and staff who, without them, I would not be here today. I want to be a nurse and be able to take care of the children at the Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately I cannot go back to school as of yet due to a delinquent student loan from my past. I am trying to get a sponsor for the CNA training at the least and sponsoring for Nursing School at the most. Any help or advice would be most appreciated.

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