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Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi’s western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state’s capital and largest city. Source:  Wikipedia


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Mississippi Nursing News

According to Nurse.org Mississippi ranks number 50 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $57,700 and average hourly is $27.74. The number of RNs in Mississippi, as of 2019, is 28,760. (stats from Nurse.org).


Things to Do in Mississippi

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Nursing Careers & Jobs State Facts
Careers & Jobs in Mississippi Top 10 Travel Destinations
Mississippi Cities – Favorite Locations
and Resources – Google Maps
Discussions in Mississippi
Nursing License Renewal  
State List of Schools & Hospitals Fun Facts

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Click on the main page under Careers tab and select your nursing field or specialty and then the blue Job Search button

Choose from many nursing specialties including advanced practice, hospital, and community jobs in nursing.

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Medical Jobs in Mississippi

PCT or CNA Social Workers Information Technology Doctorate Nurse
LPNs Case Managers Nursing Informatics Nurse Manager
Nurse Techs Utilization Management Nurse Practitioners Nurse Director
RNs CDI Clinical Document Improvement Nurse Nurse Anesthetists Chief Nursing Officer

Most Popular Jobs in Mississippi

Retail Salespeople Waiters & Waitresses Tractor-trailer (truck) drivers Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing
Cashiers Janitors Secretaries Combined Food & Service Workers
Office Clerks Material Movers Elementary School Teachers  
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers Customer Service Reps General Managers  

Mississippi Cities – Favorite Locations & Resources – Google Maps


If you are looking to relocate or move, travel nurse to, get a new job in/near, or just travel/vacation, you will find the following Mississippi City Links helpful in your planning.

Jackson, MS Southaven, MS Meridian, MS Greenville, MS
Gulfport, MS Hattiesburg, MS Olive Branch, MS  
West Gulfport, MS Biloxi, MS Tupelo, MS  

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Online Nursing Resources in Mississippi

Mississippi Board of Nursing

  • CE not required. Paper applications are no longer accepted by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Link to the Nurse Gateway where applications are accepted.
  • RN RENEWAL: This application should be used by registered nurses who wish to renew their license during a current renewal period (September 1 through December 31 – even numbered years)
  • LPN RENEWAL: This application should be used by licensed practical nurses who wish to renew their license during a current renewal period (September 1 through December 31 – odd numbered years). Expanded Role LPNs (IV Therapy and/or Hemodialysis) must complete a LPN Expanded Role Renewal Application and submit it with the LPN Renewal Application. New LPN Expanded Role applicants should call 601-957-6300 for additional information before applying.
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  • LPN EXPANDED ROLE RENEWAL: This application should be used by licensed practical nurses who wish to renew their expanded role certification in IV Therapy or Hemodialysis and are required to complete a minimum of 10 contact hours directly related to the expanded role during a current renewal period (September 1 through December 31 – odd numbered years). 
  • INACTIVE LICENSE: This application should be used by RN or LPN who wish to renew license as inactive. A nurse holding an inactive license can not practice as a licensed nurse.

…The Mississippi Nurses Association index.dot – msnurses.org

MNA leads the nation with the largest percentage of nurses as members among the non-union states belonging to American Nurses Association. MNA is the voice of registered nurses in the state. You must choose the district for pricing information.

   Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners

Welcome to the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners, the only association in the state devoted entirely to nurse practitioners. We are also the only nurse practitioner association in the country with its own training facility. As of this post, it costs $25.00 per month to join.

Membership Purchase

NP (Annually)

$300.00   for 12 month membership 
Membership for a full-time practicing Nurse Practitioner paid annually.

NP (Monthy)

$25.00 monthly for 12 months (early cancelations will be responsible for the balance of term)

Membership for a full-time practicing Nurse Practitioner paid monthly for annual term.

NP, Retired (Annually)

$150.00 every 12 months
Membership for an individual who qualifies for Active Membership and has reached the age of 62 paid annually.

NP, Retired (Monthly)

$12.50 every month
Membership for an individual who qualifies for Active Membership and has reached the age of 62 paid monthly.

NP, Student (Annually- 12 months)

APPROVAL REQUIRED with proof of enrollment, NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENTLY LICENSED APRN who have re-entered the educational field for another certification. 

$100.00 every 12 months
Membership for students currently enrolled in a course of study which leads to licensure as a NP paid annually.

Looking for Websites offering Nursing CEUs and Continuing Education?

NetCE.com Continuing Education

Nurse.com offering online Continuing Education


Nursing Schools & Hospitals

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Nursing Schools in Mississippi

List of accredited nursing schools in Mississippi which offer campus based ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Mississippi Board Of Nursing.


Top National Travel Nursing Companies

Travel Nursing Central has several travel nurse companies that are highly ranked by 8500 ratings


Looking for a Hospital?

Hospitals in Mississippi

For a list of Mississippi hospitals and links to their web sites, visit The AgapeCenter.com


Vacation Hot Spots, State and National Parks in Mississippi

Top rated destinations, locations, vacation hot spots, state and national parks in the state of Mississippi

State Parks in Mississippi

Top rated State Parks in Mississippi – Google Maps

National Parks in Mississippi

Top rated National Parks in Mississippi – Google Maps

Vacation Hot Spots in Mississippi

Top rated Vacation Hot Spots in Mississippi – Google Maps

Top Beaches in Mississippi

Top Beaches in Mississippi – Google Maps


Mississippi State Facts

Established:  

Mississippi became the 20th state of the union in 1817. Source:  Britannica.com

State of Mississippi’s government website  


Top 10 Travel Destinations in Mississippi

  1. Oxford
  2. Biloxi
  3. Gulfport
  4. Jackson
  5. Natchez
  6. Arkabutla Lake
  7. Bay St Louis
  8. Canton
  9. Clarksdale
  10. Cleveland

Visit VacationIdea.com for more travel destinations in Mississippi


Mississippi fun facts

The musical style known as the blues started in Mississippi after the Civil War. Rooted in the songs sung by slaves working in the fields and African spirituals, the Blues offered an escape from oppression and a means of expression for many African Americans.

Mississippi produces some 60 percent of America’s farm-raised catfish. Commercial catfish production began in the state in the mid-1960s.

The world’s largest pecan nursery is located in Lumberton, Mississippi.

The magnolia is the official state flower of both Mississippi. Mississippi’s nickname is the “Magnolia State.”

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