Mississippi Patient Care Technician

In Mississippi, Patient Care Technicians are required to be listed on the Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Mississippi:

To become a Nurse Aide, one must do the following:

  • Completing Nurse Aide training and passing both written and skills exams

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning

You must also obtain national certification as a Patient Care Technician. We highly recommend seeking certification through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Eligibility requirements to take an NHA certification exam:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have completed a training program or have one year work experience in the field
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Note: The current fee for taking the exam is $149. Check with your PCT training program to see if this is included in your tuition and fees.

Mississippi Contact Information:
MS Nurse Aide Registry
MS State Department of Health
Bureau of Health Facilities
Licensure & Certification
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS  39215
143B LeFleur’s Square
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-364-1100
Fax: 601-364-5052
Registry Managed by Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 888-204-6213
http://www.asisvcs.com/services/registry/search_generic.asp?CPCat=0725NURSE
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/30,0,83,74.html
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/profinfo/narinfo/aboutnar.html
http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCAT=0725NURSE
http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/072507.pdf


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