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A public college or university should be your first choice when looking for a nursing training program. Public colleges and universities are significantly funded by both the state and federal governments. This translates to lower tuition for in-state (or in-county) residents, plus a whole slate of additional benefits.

One of the wonderful things about attending a public university is the scale and scope of programs offered. Because these schools serve a large and diverse population, they tend to offer a much broader range of programs. As a result, they often provide better and more specialized facilities such as laboratories and clinics, which are especially important to those training for nursing-related professions. At the same time, they offer an engaging student experience because of their size and diversity.

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This does not mean compromising on quality education, however. One of New Jersey’s most notable nursing schools is a public university: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Rutgers is well known for its high-class education. Indeed, New Jersey’s public universities have educated a good number of the state’s 150,000 nursing staff who work with organizations such as Barnabas Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Aetna. With the lower cost of attending a public university, you may soon find yourself recouping the cost of your nursing education.

If that sounds like an appealing prospect, why not check out our comprehensive list below of New Jersey’s public nursing schools? We hope you will find it helpful in your search for the best nursing program to attend.

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Atlantic City

Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stockton University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Atlantic County Institute of Technology Mays Landing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stockton University Galloway
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Camden County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rowan University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salem Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Burlington County Institute of Technology Westampton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Camden County College Blackwood
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rowan College at Burlington County Pemberton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rowan College at Gloucester County Sewell
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rowan University Glassboro
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden Camden
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Salem Community College Carneys Point
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Edison / New Brunswick area

Brookdale Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Middlesex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monmouth County Vocational Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ocean County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Brookdale Community College Lincroft
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Middlesex County College Edison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools East Brunswick
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Monmouth County Vocational Schools Long Branch
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ocean County College Toms River
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Ocean County Vocational Technical School Toms River
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

New York City suburbs

Bergen Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hudson County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New Jersey City University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Passaic County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Passaic County Technical Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
William Paterson University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Bergen Community College Paramus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hudson County Community College Jersey City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
New Jersey City University Jersey City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Passaic County Community College Paterson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Passaic County Technical Institute Wayne
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
William Paterson University Wayne
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Newark

County College of Morris
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Essex County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kean University
  • Graduate Certificate: School Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Management with a Transcultural Focus
  • MSN: Community Health Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Montclair State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Morris County School of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Raritan Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Union County College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
County College of Morris Randolph
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Essex County College Newark
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kean University Union
  • Graduate Certificate: School Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Management with a Transcultural Focus
  • MSN: Community Health Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Montclair State University Montclair
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Morris County School of Technology Denville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Newark
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Union County College Plainfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Trenton

Mercer County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mercer County Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
The College of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Thomas Edison State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Informatics
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Mercer County Community College West Windsor
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mercer County Technical Schools Trenton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
The College of New Jersey Ewing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Thomas Edison State University Trenton
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Informatics
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other New Jersey cities

Cape May County Technical Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Cumberland County College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Warren County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Warren County Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Cape May County Technical Schools Cape May Court House
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Cumberland County College Vineland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Warren County Community College Washington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Warren County Technical School Washington
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing