All the CNA school programs that are located in Tupelo, Mississippi, and are available for enrollment as of the making of this post are listed below. When you complete a training course that has been state approved you will become eligible to schedule a date to take the license exams.
Baldwyn-Pontotoc Nurse Aide Training Center
830 South Gloster Street,
Tupelo, MS 38801
Community Eldercare Training Center
2844 Traceland Drive,
Tupelo, MS 38803
Itawamba Community College
2176 South Eason Blvd.,
Tupelo, MS 38804
(Night classes are also being offered)
Mississippi Methodist Senior Services Training Center
2800 West Main Street,
Tupelo, MS 38801
Tupelo Training Center
144 South Thomas Street, Spanish Village, Suite 204-205,
Tupelo, MS 38801
In order to become a nurse aide, you will need to get a CNA certification in Mississippi. This will require you to take the license exams, as well as comply with the different requirements in order to take the exams. The exams are composed of two parts, a written/oral and a skills exam. You will need to pass all the tests to get your certification/license.
For example, to be eligible to apply, you must first enroll in state-certified CNA training classes. To be accepted in one, you must be at least 18 years old and be physically capable of taking care of the patients. You will need to get a negative result on the TB test and have a complete immunization record. You must also be able to pass the criminal background checks, which are done at both Federal and State levels. To pass, you must not have any records of abuse or theft. It will take you 6 weeks to complete your training.
After completing the course, you will then be able to apply for the license exams. Those who graduated from nursing may also apply for the exams if they wish to pursue this line of work. When applying, you are also required to send in proof of your training and the payment for the testing fees, which is $101 for both the written and the skills evaluation exam. To schedule an exam you can contact Pearson Vue by calling 1-888-204-6213.
The state allows those who have previously been certified but have become inactive to apply for reciprocity. This can also apply to those who are currently certified and come from another state. To qualify you must meet the qualifications, send in a completed form and pay a reciprocity fee of $26.00 and a test fee of $101.00. Applicants for reciprocity receive one chance to pass both parts of the exam. Those who fail to pass one or both of the parts will need to retake a training programs to proceed. You can also get additional information about accepted nurse aide programs and the most recent requirements by calling the Mississippi State Department of Health at 601-364-1100.
The city of Tupelo is both the county seat and the biggest city of Lee County. With a total area of 51.4 square miles and an estimated total population of 34,546 people, it ranks as the 7th biggest in the state. Founded in 1870, this city was first known as “Gum Pond”. This city is famous for being the birthplace of the famous Elvis Presley.
Healthcare centers that are found in the city include IMA Tupelo Physician Office, Renal Care Group, Good Samaritan Health Services Inc., North Mississippi Allergy, Fresenius Medical Care, North Mississippi Ambulatory, and Elite Medical Tupelo. photo attribution: AnoLobb.@healthyrx