Becoming an LPN in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi strives to protect public health by regulating nursing practice, ensuring the delivery of safe, quality care to patients. While Mississippi is part of the Nurses Licensure Compact (NLC), allowing nurses licensed in NLC states to work in other NLC states without additional licensure, nurses from states outside the compact area can still apply for an MS license by endorsement. Licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs are on the rise—the Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a 8% increase in per year in Mississippi by 2024.

  • LPN Programs in Mississippi

    Coahoma Community College
    3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, MS 38614
    (662) 627-2571 Visit Homepage
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    East Central Community College
    275 W Broad St, Decatur, MS 39327
    (601) 635-2111 Visit Homepage
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    East Mississippi Community College
    1512 Kemper St, Scooba, MS 39358
    (662) 476-8442 Visit Homepage
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    Hinds Community College
    3925 Sunset Dr, Jackson, MS 39213
    (601) 987-8107 Visit Homepage
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    Holmes Community College
    1 Hill St, Goodman, MS 39079
    (662) 472-2312 Visit Homepage
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    Itawamba Community College
    602 W Hill St, Fulton, MS 38843
    (662) 862-8000 Visit Homepage
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    Jones County Junior College
    900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437
    (601) 477-4000 Visit Homepage
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    Meridian Community College
    910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307
    (601) 483-8241 Visit Homepage
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    Mississippi Delta Community College
    Hwy 3 & Cherry St., Moorhead, MS 38761
    (662) 246-6322 Visit Homepage
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    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
    Old Highway 49, Perkinston, MS 39573
    (601) 928-5211 Visit Homepage
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    Northeast Mississippi Community College
    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, MS 38829
    (662) 728-7751 Visit Homepage
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    Northwest Mississippi Community College
    4975 Hwy 51, Senatobia, MS 38668
    (662) 562-3200 Visit Homepage
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    Pearl River Community College
    5448 Highway 49 South, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
    (601) 554-5555 Visit Homepage
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    Southwest Mississippi Community College
    1156 College Dr, Summit, MS 39666
    (601) 276-2000 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Mississippi LPN Licensing Requirements

    Mississippi requires individuals interested in becoming and LPN in the state to complete an intensive, state-approved nursing program that meets both education and hands-on training requirements. After the course is complete, the graduate must schedule, sit for, and pass the state-required testing—the NCLEX.

    In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

    • Official transcript from state-approved school showing graduation date and degree earned.
    • NCLEX registration—authorization to test for the NCLEX.
    • Criminal background check.

    Licensure Applications and Forms (

    Often physical requirements are requested by LPN's working in hospitals, clinics, etc in the state of Mississippi. The applicant must be able to move patients and machinery and able to stay on his or her feet for an extended period of time.

    Mississippi participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC - This allows the licensed nurse to determine his or her primary state of residence, but allows them to work in other NLC states without requiring addition licensing. LPNs for other states outside of the compact area can still apply for a license by endorsement by providing a notarized application and the following:

    • Proof of valid license in another state equivalent to the state of Mississippi.
    • Verification of licensure.
    • Headshot (passport style) photograph—signed and dated.
    • Official transcript from state approved nursing program.
    • Notarized Authorization to Release information.

    Foreign-educated LPN's will not only have to meet the requirement above, he or she will also have to sit and pass the NCLEX if it was not already a requirement for licensing. Other requirements include a full course-by-course review of official transcripts by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS - and proof of a valid social security number.

    Learn more about Mississippi LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional MS Nursing Resources

    Mississippi Board of Nursing

    1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
    Jackson, MS 39216-5014
    Phone: (601) 987-4188
    Fax: (601) 364-2352

    1. Mississippi Nurses Association (

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Mississippi LPN to RN programs page.