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An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program is one of several ways to qualify as a registered nurse (RN). New Jersey boasts nearly twenty ADN programs offered by schools large and small, public and private alike. The commonality across all these programs is that they prepare students for the NCLEX-RN, the national licensure examination.

Most associate’s degree programs are relatively short. They typically run from two to three years in length, giving students a fast track into the nursing profession. Moreover, many ADN programs have flexible class schedules tailored to accommodate part-time students. In fact, some campuses even offer the opportunity for students to schedule classes in the evening, allowing them to work a full day job if necessary while attending the program.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for RNs is anticipated to increase nearly twenty percent over the next decade. Across the state of New Jersey, RNs report a median annual salary of $77,380. The middle fifty percent of salaries for RNs range between $66,240 and $89,430 per year. In addition to attractive compensation, RNs can expect engaging and challenging careers at the state’s major healthcare employers, including Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Atlantic Health System.

Interested in New Jersey’s ADN programs but don’t know where to start? You might find the list below, organized by major city, a good springboard from which to launch your search.

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Atlantic City

Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Atlantic Cape Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.3% 2013 to 2018

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Salem Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.0% 2013 to 2018
Salem Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.2% 2013 to 2018
Rowan College at Burlington County
Associate's Degree in Nursing 76.4% 2013 to 2018

Edison / New Brunswick area

Middlesex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Ocean County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Brookdale Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Middlesex County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.0% 2013 to 2018
Ocean County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.7% 2013 to 2018
Brookdale Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.8% 2013 to 2018

New York City suburbs

Eastern International College - Jersey City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
Passaic County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Bergen Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Jersey College - Teterboro
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2018)
Hudson County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastern International College - Jersey City
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2018 to 2018
Passaic County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.2% 2013 to 2018
Bergen Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.5% 2013 to 2018
Jersey College - Teterboro
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.7% 2014 to 2018
Hudson County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.4% 2013 to 2018

Newark

County College of Morris
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Eastern International College - Belleville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Raritan Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Essex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
County College of Morris
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.0% 2013 to 2018
Eastern International College - Belleville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.4% 2013 to 2018
Raritan Valley Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.1% 2013 to 2018
Essex County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.0% 2013 to 2018

Trenton

Jersey College - Ewing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2018)
Mercer County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Jersey College - Ewing
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.6% 2014 to 2018
Mercer County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.0% 2013 to 2018

Other New Jersey cities

Warren County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Cumberland County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Warren County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.4% 2013 to 2018
Cumberland County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.8% 2013 to 2018