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

Registered nurses (RNs) fill the prototypical “nurse” role. They direct patient care in tandem with the medical staff, and many RNs progress into administrative or leadership roles. New Jersey’s RNs can follow four distinct education pathways: hospital diploma, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or direct-entry master’s degree. All candidates must pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam upon graduation. With RN programs offered at both public and private institutions in the Edison / New Brunswick area, local students have ample choice.

The other two critical nursing roles are licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA). LPNs address a range of bedside needs, including dressing wounds, recording vital signs, monitoring medical equipment, and collecting samples for testing. LPNs must complete a certificate program and pass the NCLEX-PN national exam to practice. CNAs attend to their patients’ basic quality of life by helping them eat, bathe, dress, or use the restroom. CNAs must complete a brief course and pass state certification exams.

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New Jersey’s nursing profession promises an engaging and challenging career, as well as attractive pay. RNs in the Edison / New Brunswick area earn over $77,000 annually. Local LPNs receive about $53,000 in annual pay, while CNAs take home almost $28,000 per year. The area has a healthy mix of big and small healthcare employers, including United HealthGroup, Aetna, and the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Memorial Hospital.

Want to learn more about joining the nursing profession in the Edison / New Brunswick area? We’ve compiled below a thorough list of the area’s accredited nursing schools and programs.

Featured Schools

Edison / New Brunswick area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Avtech Institute of Technology
50 Cragwood Road, Suite 350 | South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
New Jersey City University - Wall Township
800 Monmouth Boulevard | Wall Township, New Jersey 07719
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
137 Bey Lea Road | Toms River, New Jersey 08753
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ocean County College
One College Drive | Toms River, New Jersey 08754
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue | Edison, New Jersey 08818
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road | Lincroft, New Jersey 07738
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison
1697 Oak Tree Road | Edison, New Jersey 08820
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
112 Rues Lane | East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Monmouth County Vocational School District
255 West End Avenue | Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Universal Training Institute
174 Jefferson Street | Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue | Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through Q1-2 2013)
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
1333 State Route 9, Suites 4-6 | Toms River, New Jersey 08755
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue | West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764
  • 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
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Avtech Institute of Technology Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
New Jersey City University - Wall Township Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100.0% 2010 to 2012
Ocean County Vocational Technical School Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Nursing Assistant Certificate
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
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
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Universal Training Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Georgian Court University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 66.7% 2012 to Q1-2 2013
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Certificate in Practical Nursing 66.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
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