Legal Statement

All applicants should be advised that according to the Mississippi Nursing Practice Laws and Rules and Regulations, an individual’s application to write the licensing exam may be refused. If the applicant has been convicted of a felony he or she is subject to the following:

Legal Restrictions for Student Notification
The Mississippi Board of Nursing may deny a license to persons when proof exists that such persons have committed certain acts. Following is a summary of those acts that may affect a new graduate seeking initial licensure. For the complete text; please refer to the Mississippi Board of Nursing Practice Law, Section 73-15-29.

  1. Fraudulently attempted to get a license;
  2. Been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude;
  3. Negligently acted in a manner inconsistent with the safety of persons under their care;
  4. Addicted to or dependent on alcohol or other habit-forming drugs;
  5. Has a physical, mental, or emotional condition that renders them unable to perform nursing duties with reasonable skill and safety;
  6. Has engaged in any conduct that would constitute a crime as defined in Title 97 of the Mississippi Code of 1972.
  7. Engages in conduct likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public;
  8. Has violated any provision of the Mississippi Nursing Law.