How to Become a CNA in Mississippi

Finding a clear description about how to become a CNA in Mississippi can be a difficult task. This article provides a basic guide to becoming a CNA in Mississippi. CNA stands for Certified Nurse Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant. There are a variety of titles for those that perform the tasks of a CNA. CNAs can also be referred to as Health Care Assistants, Patient Care Techs, Orderlies, Home Health Aides and other related titles.

The first step is to find a CNA or related training program in Mississippi that fits your needs and goals*. Research CNA programs in Mississippi. Once a CNA training program is completed and a completion certificate is issued by the training program instructor, contact Pearson Vue by telephone at 1-888-204-6213 or online at to request a Registration by Examination Application. Send this application and a copy of the completion certificate, along with the testing fee ($89.00) to Pearson Vue. A test date can then be scheduled. After successfully completing the exam, a certification number is assigned and a certified nursing assistant card will be mailed to you.

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The job outlook for CNAs in Mississippi is very good according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics due to the growing elderly population and the need for cost effective health care providers in hospitals, geriatric care facilities, nursing homes, mental health facilities and home health care. Career growth is limited. Management positions frequently require higher education as does advancing into a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse position.

Nurse Aide / Nursing Assistant Programs in Mississippi

Hind Community College
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, MS 39204
PH: 601-372-6507

Meridian Community College – Health Care Assistant Certificate
910 Hwy. 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
PH: 601-483-8241

Mississippi Delta Community College – Health Care Assistant Program (1-Semester)
P. O. Box 668
Moorhead, MS 38761
PH: 662- 246-6322
Program Offered at: GHEC in Greenville, Golden Age Nursing Home, and at Drew Center in Drew

Northeast MS Community College – Booneville location, Ripley and Corinth
101 Cunningham Blvd
Booneville, MS 38829
PH: 662-728-7751

Northwest MS Community College – Oxford and Senatobia locations offer Health Care Assistant Programs
1310 Belk Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
PH: 601-236-2023

Southwest Mississippi Community College – Nurse Assistant Program
Summitt, MS 39666
PH: 601-276-2000


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