The Mississippi nurse aide registry renewal form is used to report your nurse aide employment history in order to maintain your eligibility on the registry. To be eligible for recertification, a Mississippi nurse aide must perform nurse aide services for pay, for at least eight hours, during the twenty-four months before the certification renewal date. The aide may work in various health care settings during the previous 24 month certification period including: nursing homes (skilled nursing care facility, or distinct part/skilled nursing facility within an existing acute care hospital), hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, or intermediate care facilities. Renewal notices are mailed to nursing assistants listed on the Mississippi registry sixty days before the expiration of their certification.
Under Federal and Mississippi state laws, candidates employed as nurse aides in nursing homes that participate in Medicaid or Medicare programs are prohibited from paying for their own recertification. Your employer is required to complete the employer section of the renewal form. If you are working for an employment agency, and are placed in a nursing home (skilled nursing care facility, or distinct part/skilled nursing facility within an existing acute care hospital), you must have the facility fill out the employer section of the renewal form. An employment agency cannot fill out the employer section of the renewal form.
If you are not employed as a nurse aide at the time of recertification, your last nurse aide employer must complete the employer section of the renewal form, attesting to your employment within the last twenty-four months. This must be done before your certification expires. The processing of your completed renewal form might take two weeks.