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Many community colleges in Mississippi offer nursing programs that focus on vocational and career development. Given the short duration of these programs, aspiring nurses can use them to fast-track their careers. Those who qualify as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) can expect a median salary of $35,000, while those who achieve licensure as a registered nurse (RN) can anticipate a median salary of $55,000.

Licensed practical nurse pathways
An LPN position can be achieved in as little as one to two years. Most community college nursing students will attain a certificate in licensed practical nursing within 12-18 months of enrollment. Alternatively, two-year associate’s degrees, as offered by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, also qualify students for the NCLEX-PN national examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, students attain LPN licensure and may begin practice.

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Registered nurse pathways
An associate’s degree in nursing requires two to three years of study at a community college. Subsequent completion of the NCLEX-RN national examination grants students license to practice as an RN.

This period of study at a community college is significantly less than the four years required to earn a bachelor’s degree at a university. Furthermore, associate’s degrees are highly accessible in Mississippi since they are offered at community colleges across the state, including Hinds Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, and Itawamba Community College.

To assist those interested in a rapid path to nursing employment, we have compiled a list of community colleges offering state-approved nursing programs.

Featured Schools

Jackson

Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hinds Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Virginia College - Jackson
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hinds Community College Raymond
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Virginia College - Jackson Jackson
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Memphis suburbs

Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Mississippi cities

Coahoma Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
East Central Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Holmes Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Itawamba Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jones County Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Meridian Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mississippi Delta Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pearl River Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Mississippi Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Coahoma Community College Clarksdale
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
East Central Community College Decatur
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
East Mississippi Community College Scooba
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Holmes Community College Goodman
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Itawamba Community College Fulton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jones County Junior College Ellisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Meridian Community College Meridian
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pearl River Community College Poplarville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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