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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

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.

Featured Schools

Atlantic City

Atlantic County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 50.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Camden County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Salem Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 88.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 77.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 70.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Jerrothia Riggs Adult Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 57.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2010)
Brooks Alternative Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Camden County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.3% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Salem Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 88.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
Certificate in Practical Nursing 77.8% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Burlington County Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 70.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Jerrothia Riggs Adult Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 57.9% 2009 to 2010
Brooks Alternative Technical School
Certificate in Practical Nursing

Edison / New Brunswick area

Avtech Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Monmouth County Vocational School District
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Universal Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Avtech Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison
Certificate in Practical Nursing 88.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 84.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Certificate in Practical Nursing 80.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Universal Training Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
Certificate in Practical Nursing 66.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

New York City suburbs

Eastwick College - Hackensack
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual): 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Hudson County Community College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Dover Business College - Clifton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Jersey College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 78.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Merit Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Passaic County Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 72.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 35.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastwick College - Hackensack
Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual) 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Certificate in Practical Nursing 92.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Hudson County Community College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.4% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Dover Business College - Clifton
Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Jersey College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Certificate in Practical Nursing 78.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Merit Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Passaic County Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 72.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
Certificate in Practical Nursing 35.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013

Newark

Morris County School of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Essex County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Union County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Best Care Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Dover Business College - Dover
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 90.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Center For Advanced Training & Studies
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 57.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Sierra Allied Health Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 50.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
New Community Workforce Development Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 11.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Morris County School of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Essex County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Union County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Best Care Training Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Dover Business College - Dover
Certificate in Practical Nursing 90.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Center For Advanced Training & Studies
Certificate in Practical Nursing 57.1% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Sierra Allied Health Academy
Certificate in Practical Nursing 50.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
New Community Workforce Development Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 11.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Trenton

Mercer County Technical Schools, Health Careers Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Mercer County Technical Schools, Health Careers Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013

Other New Jersey cities

Cape May County Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Cumberland County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 75.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Warren County Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Vineland Adult Education Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Cape May County Technical Schools
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Cumberland County College
Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 75.7% 2009 to 2012
Warren County Technical School
Certificate in Practical Nursing 66.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Vineland Adult Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing 50.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013