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When you are considering whether or not to attend a particular nursing program, it is always important to consider the twin questions of prestige and class size. It is here that private colleges shine.

Prestige, of course, means that the degree you earn will be more recognizable and more highly regarded. In practice, this may provide you an advantage in the job market, since employers are always looking for candidates whom they can trust to do an outstanding job from day one.

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Class sizes, too, are where private schools stand out. Nursing programs at private colleges tend to be smaller, providing students more individualized attention. This means that not only are their question and issues addressed more promptly, but also they have more hands-on experience during classroom learning activities. These two factors may push you to consider a private nursing school over a public one.

New Jersey has a wealth of private nursing schools that warrant consideration, including Monmouth University and Felician College. Both schools offer five distinct nursing programs with different specializations and levels. Graduates from New Jersey’s private nursing schools can find employment at numerous healthcare employers throughout the state, including Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, and The HealthCare Initiative.

If you are intrigued by the benefits of private nursing education and are considering enrolling, you may find helpful the below list we’ve compiled of New Jersey’s top private nursing schools.

Featured Schools

Atlantic City

Prism Career Institute - West Atlantic City
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Prism Career Institute - West Atlantic City West Atlantic City
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Brooks Alternative Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Brooks Alternative Technical School Runnemede
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown Moorestown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing Camden
  • Diploma in Nursing
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill Cherry Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Edison / New Brunswick area

Avtech Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Georgian Court University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monmouth University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Universal Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Avtech Institute of Technology South Plainfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Georgian Court University Lakewood
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison Edison
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monmouth University West Long Branch
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Toms River
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Universal Training Institute Perth Amboy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

New York City suburbs

Dover Business College - Clifton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastwick College - Hackensack
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Felician University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Jersey College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Merit Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Saint Peter's University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Dover Business College - Clifton Clifton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastwick College - Hackensack Hackensack
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual)
Eastwick College - Ramsey Ramsey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Felician University Lodi
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Teaneck
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Jersey College Teterboro
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus Paramus
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Merit Technical Institute Harrison
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City Jersey City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Saint Peter's University Jersey City
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Newark

Best Care Training Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bloomfield College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Caldwell University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Center For Advanced Training & Studies
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Dover Business College - Dover
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern International College - Belleville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Healthcare Training Institute
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
New Community Workforce Development Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Seton Hall University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sierra Allied Health Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Trinitas School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Best Care Training Institute East Orange
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bloomfield College Bloomfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Caldwell University Caldwell
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Center For Advanced Training & Studies Orange
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Dover Business College - Dover Dover
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern International College - Belleville Belleville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Healthcare Training Institute Union
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing Plainfield
  • Diploma in Nursing
New Community Workforce Development Center Newark
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Seton Hall University South Orange
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sierra Allied Health Academy Plainfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Trinitas School of Nursing Elizabeth
  • Diploma in Nursing

Trenton

Jersey College - Ewing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rider University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Jersey College - Ewing Ewing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rider University Lawrenceville
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Trenton
  • Diploma in Nursing
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