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Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Mississippi (MS)

The economy has proven to be in a state where most jobs leave a level of uncertainty. One does not know what is in demand versus what is not anymore but the one thing that is always in demand no matter what happens with the economy is health care. Pursuing a job in this industry will position yourself nicely to take advantage of future job opportunities in the medical field. Many health care providers leave work everyday knowing that they have helped many people who were truly in need and that is an excellent feeling to have. Let us take a look at the career path of a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Preparation to Become an LPN

Prior to enrolling in an LPN program in Mississippi, prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED. The next step is to graduate from a state-approved practical nursing program and pass the NCLEX-PN examination. Another requirement for being a successful LPN is to have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.

Routine Activities/Work Duties of an LPN

In the course of their daily work LPNs will be asked to measure vital signs, take the pulse and blood pressure of each and every patient, perform routine laboratory testing, perform clerical tasks such as answering phones, updating/keeping medical records up to speed and scheduling appointments. LPNs might also be responsible for collecting blood and other samples for testing.

Future Job Outlook and Average Salary

* Mississippi has an expected growth rate of about 20.8% by year 2016 in this industry
* The average salary for an LPN in Mississippi is about $34,360 depending on where you are practicing

LPN’s have advancement opportunities by way of salary increases or becoming Registered Nurses (RNs). It is extremely important that as an LPN you like people; and one should really consider taking an Interest Exam or Profiler that will label your interests accordingly. If one takes an interest exam you are looking to score highest in social categories, because these types of people have no problem promoting learning and activities that will encourage patients to get better and participate in their recovery. Those with realistic interests are people that are hands-on and enjoy problem solving and finding solutions. This is a unique trait to have especially in the healthcare industry.

Becoming an LPN requires dedication on your part. You will usually have to go to school for one to two years, you will be required to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Doctor, and you will be required to complete lots of paperwork and be required to work long shifts.


LPN Training Classes in Mississippi

  • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.

Programs:

  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • And more...

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant Associate's Degree
  • Medical Assistant Diploma
Locations: Biloxi

List of LPN Schools in Mississippi (MS)

Complete list of Mississippi schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3240 FRIARS POINT ROAD
CLARKSDALE, MS 38614
(662) 627-2574

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

30 CAMPUS DR
NATCHEZ, MS 39120
(601) 442-9111

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

P O BOX 649
WESSON, MS 39191
(601) 643-5101

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

151 Co-Lin Drive
MENDENHALL, MS 39114
(601)849-5149

E CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

P O BOX 129
DECATUR, MS 39327-0129
(601) 635-3237

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

P O BOX 100
MAYHEW, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

P O BOX 158
SCOOBA, MS 39358-0158
(662) 476-8442

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ALLIED HEALTH CENTER
1750 CHADWICK DR
JACKSON, MS 39204
(601) 372-6507

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

755 HWY 27 SOUTH
VICKSBURG, MS 39180
(601) 638-0600

HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1060 AVENT ST
GRENADA, MS 38901
(662) 226-0830

HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

412 W RIDGELAND AVE
RIDGELAND, MS 39157
(601) 856-5400

ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2176 S EASON BLVD
TUPELO, MS 38801
(662) 620-5000

JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE

900 S COURT ST
ELLISVILLE, MS 39437
(601) 477-4000

MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

910 HWY 19 NORTH
MERIDIAN, MS 39307
(601) 483-8241

MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

P O BOX 668
MOORHEAD, MS 39761
(662) 246-6322

MS GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

GEORGE COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
P O BOX 77
LUCEDALE, MS 39452
(601) 947-4201

MS GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JACKSON COUNTY CAMPUS
P O BOX 100
GAUTIER, MS 39553
(228) 497-9602

MS GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JEFFERSON DAVIS CAMPUS
2226 SWITZER RD
GULFPORT, MS 39507
(228) 896-3355

NE MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

101 CUNNINGHAM BLVD
BOONEVILLE, MS 38829
(662) 728-7751

NW MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BENTON COUNTY VOCATIONAL CENTER
RT 2 BOX 42AA
ASHLAND, MS 38603
(662) 224-3108

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1310 BELK ST
OXFORD, MS 38655
(662) 236-2023

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

4975 HWY 51 N., BOX 7045
SENATOBIA, MS 38668-1491
(662) 562-3200

NW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DESOTO CAMPUS
5197 W. E. ROSS PKWY
SOUTHAVEN, MS 38671
(662) 342-1570

PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

101 HWY 11 NORTH
POPLARVILLE, MS 39470
(601) 795-6801

PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

FORREST COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECH CENTER
5448 US HWY 49 S
HATTIESBURG, MS 39401
(601) 544-7722

SW MS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COLLEGE DR VOC TECH BLDG
SUMMIT, MS 39666
(601) 276-2000

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