A nurse may apply to the Board for restoration of licensure or privilege to practice one (1) year after the date the Final Order is executed.  See Miss. Code Ann. § 73-15-31 (7).  The denial of an application to renew an existing license is treated in all respects as a revocation, which may be appealed.

Restoration applications are presented before a three-member Board hearing panel. The hearing panel, in its discretion, may restore or deny licensure or privilege to practice.  A licensee whose restoration application is denied may appeal from the three-member hearing panel to the Full Membership of the Board in accordance with Mississippi Code Annotated 73-15-31(9).

Restorations vs. Reinstatements

Restorations are required when a nursing license or privilege has been disciplined, revoked, or suspended.

Reinstatements are required when a license has expired or lapsed.

Restoration Application Instructions

Restoration Application

Affinity Instructions

Affinity Intake Information Form

Affinity Drug Screen Sample Protocol


Board Approved Education Courses

The Board provides a list of approved discipline courses at this link​. The Board provides this list as a courtesy and does not endorse any course. If you have questions about courses that do not appear on the list of approved courses, please contact the Board's Compliance Department at 601-957-6300.