CNA Training in Mississippi

You must complete a CNA training course and pass the CNA certification exam before working as a certified nursing assistant in Mississippi.  The state of Mississippi does allow individuals who were certified as a CNA in another state to apply for reciprocity in order to work in Mississippi.  However, it is not uncommon for these applications to be denied by the state of Mississippi.  If your application for reciprocity is denied, you will need to take the CNA certification exam again. Read school reviews below.

If you do not already hold your CNA certification, you will need to complete a nursing aide training course and then pass the certification exam.  Anyone who takes the nursing assistant competency exam, must pass both the written and skills testing sections of the exam.  Some states allow individuals to retake the test more than once.  However, Mississippi will require you to take a new training course if you fail the certification exam.  You will need to retake a training course and exam if you have allowed your certification to lapse as well.  It is necessary to attend a state approved training course.  The average salary for nursing assistants is a bit lower in Mississippi (about $19,000) than many other states.

Featured CNA Training Classes in Mississippi

East Mississippi Community College
8731 South Frontage Road, Mayhew, MS 39753
Telephone: 662-243-1929
The CNA course at East Mississippi lasts for 7 weeks with classes held twice a week. Actual classroom hours is 84 while 16 hours are for clinical sessions.(clinical sessions are held only on weekend and last for full shifts) You can choose between evening and morning classes. It costs $450 for tuition and textbooks so all you have to pay is the remaining $101 for the state exam. You will also get a CPR certification as part of the course.

Mississippi Methodist Senior Services CNA Training Center – Tupelo
2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
Phone: (662) 844-1441

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

Covenant Health and Rehabilitation of Vicksburg Nursing Assistant Training
2850 Porter’s Chapel Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Phone: (601) 638-9211

Heritage House Nursing Assistant Training Center – Vicksburg
3103 Wisconsin Avenue, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 638-1514

Carl Keen Vocational Center – Clarksdale
1050 Walnut Street, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Phone: (662) 627-8580

Coahoma Community College CNA Class – Clarksdale
3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 627 – 2571
The nurse aide course at Caohoma lasts for 90 hours and prepares you to take the State of Mississippi CNA exam. You need to have a high school diploma or a GED as well as a proper immunization record to be eligible for the course. Other requirements include a valid drivers license or other Photo ID, TB screen test, basic math and English test.  You must also pass a criminal background check prior to admission. The fees for the course is roughly $850 or less based on the per semester charges at Caohoma.

Brookwood Manor Nursing Center – Leakesville
1300 Melody Lane, Leakesville, MS 39451
Phone: (601) 394-2331

Greene Rural Health Center Nurse Aide Program- Leakesville
1017 Jackson Street, Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
Phone: (601) 394-2371

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

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

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

CNA Training Center
350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 3620  Jackson, Mississippi  39213
Phone: 601.364.1188
They have a 130 hour course that lasts for six weeks and costs $2800. You can opt for the morning or evening batch depending on what is convenient for you. Payment of fees entitles you to use their equipment free of cost. Their classroom is fully stocked with everything that you will need to perform the skills including gait belts, BP machines as well as stethoscopes. They have 6 classes every year.

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

Claiborne County Vo-Tech Complex – Port Gibson
161 Old Highway 18 #1, Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: (601) 437-3800

Also check out:
Free CNA training classes in Mississippi
CNA license transfer to Mississippi


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