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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.

Featured Schools

Atlantic City

Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Atlantic Cape Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 98.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Salem Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Associate's Degree in Nursing 98.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Salem Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Rowan College at Burlington County
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Edison / New Brunswick area

Ocean County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Middlesex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Brookdale Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Ocean County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Middlesex County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Brookdale Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

New York City suburbs

Passaic County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Bergen Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 63.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through Q1-2 2013)
Jersey College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Passaic County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 96.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Bergen Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Associate's Degree in Nursing 63.0% 2011 to Q1-2 2013
Jersey College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Newark

Raritan Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Eastern International College - Belleville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
County College of Morris
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Essex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Raritan Valley Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Eastern International College - Belleville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.7% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
County College of Morris
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Essex County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 79.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Trenton

Mercer County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Jersey College - Ewing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mercer County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Jersey College - Ewing
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other New Jersey cities

Warren County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Cumberland County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Warren County Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Cumberland County College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.4% 2009 to Q1-2 2013