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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) fill an important role in the healthcare system. While physicians and RNs typically direct a patient’s care, LPNs step in to provide much-needed bedside care, technical support in performing medical procedures, and another caring hand for patients. Indeed, LPNs work in a wide range of settings both in and outside of hospitals, providing crucial care for patients especially in rehabilitation or hospice care.

In order to gain licensure as a licensed practical nurse in New Jersey, you must first graduate from an accredited program. The state boasts at least forty such programs, offered at institutions like Holy Name Medical Center and numerous community colleges. These courses typically run 12 to 18 months in length, and they focus on preparing students for LPN licensure through classroom and practical teaching. Then you must pass the national licensure exam, the NCLEX-PN. Gaining licensure qualifies you to work as an LPN in the state of New Jersey.

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According to official statistics, LPNs in New Jersey earn a median salary of $52,810. They find employment in a variety of settings with a good range of local employers like Lutheran Social Ministries, Kennedy Health System, and Princeton University Health System. In short, New Jersey’s LPNs are likely to find employment that challenges and meets their needs in a healthcare setting that they appreciate.

Are you looking for an LPN training program in New Jersey? You won’t go wrong with the list of accredited programs we’ve compiled below.

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Atlantic City

Atlantic County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Prism Career Institute - Egg Harbor Township
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 70.2% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.7% 2013 to 2018
Prism Career Institute - Egg Harbor Township
Certificate in Practical Nursing 70.2% 2015 to 2018

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Salem Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Camden County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 78.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 76.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Salem Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.0% 2013 to 2018
Camden County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.3% 2013 to 2018
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.1% 2013 to 2018
Burlington County Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 78.9% 2013 to 2018
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
Certificate in Practical Nursing 76.9% 2013 to 2018

Edison / New Brunswick area

Monmouth County Vocational Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 90.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Universal Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Avtech Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 67.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 67.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Monmouth County Vocational Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.3% 2013 to 2018
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
Certificate in Practical Nursing 90.7% 2013 to 2018
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 90.2% 2013 to 2018
Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.4% 2013 to 2018
Universal Training Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.6% 2013 to 2018
Avtech Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 67.6% 2013 to 2018
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
Certificate in Practical Nursing 67.3% 2013 to 2018

New York City suburbs

Hudson County Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Eastwick College - Hackensack
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual): 85.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Jersey College - Teterboro
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 85.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Merit Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Berkeley College - Woodland Park
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 77.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Passaic County Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 65.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Hudson County Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.3% 2013 to 2018
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.9% 2013 to 2018
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.9% 2013 to 2018
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.9% 2013 to 2018
Eastwick College - Hackensack
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.6% 2013 to 2018
Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual) 85.4% 2013 to 2018
Jersey College - Teterboro
Certificate in Practical Nursing 85.1% 2013 to 2018
Merit Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.1% 2013 to 2018
Berkeley College - Woodland Park
Certificate in Practical Nursing 77.1% 2013 to 2018
Passaic County Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 65.5% 2013 to 2018

Newark

Union County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 89.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Best Care College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Morris County School of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Essex County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Union County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 89.1% 2013 to 2018
Best Care College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.6% 2013 to 2018
Morris County School of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.1% 2013 to 2018
Essex County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 84.4% 2013 to 2018

Trenton

Jersey College - Ewing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.3% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2018)
Mercer County Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Jersey College - Ewing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.3% 2016 to 2018
Mercer County Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.2% 2013 to 2018

Other New Jersey cities

Cumberland County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Cape May County Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 75.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Warren County Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 66.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Cumberland County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2013 to 2018
Cape May County Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 75.8% 2013 to 2018
Warren County Technical School
Certificate in Practical Nursing 66.4% 2013 to 2018