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Mississippi Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Mississippi?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Mississippi, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Mississippi Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the Mississippi Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements as per Title 30, Mississippi Administrative Code, Part 2815:

  • 20 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 20 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 40 contact hours for APRN license renewal. 10 out of the 40 hours must be specific to controlled substances.

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Mississippi RN licenses expire between October 1 and December 31 in even-numbered years.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Mississippi LPN licenses expire between October 1 and December 31 in odd-numbered years.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Mississippi APRN licenses expire between October 1 and December 31 in even-numbered years.


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Mississippi nursing license renewal information as of January 2020.

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