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At the most basic level, nurses help their sick and injured patients to heal, both physically and emotionally. If that type of work sounds appealing, you should consider entering the nursing profession. The nurses in Jersey City, a major New Jersey suburb of New York City, fill three critical roles.

Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurses administer treatments and medications, perform diagnostic tests, operate medical equipment, and establish care plans for their patients. To gain licensure in New Jersey, aspiring RNs must pass a national examination after graduating from an accredited degree or diploma program. Registered nurses in the New York City metro area, of which Jersey City is a part, earn an impressive $84,000 annually.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
LPNs are more junior than RNs. They provide direct bedside care to patients and administer some medical procedures in collaboration with RNs. New Jersey’s LPNs must pass a national licensure exam after completing a state-approved certificate program. Jersey City-based LPNs earn roughly $52,000 per year.

Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
Nursing assistants ensure that patients’ everyday needs are met by helping them with critical tasks like reading, eating, and cleaning. CNAs in New Jersey need only complete a brief training course and pass the state certification exams. Jersey City’s CNAs typically earn $30,000-38,000 per year.

To help the future nurses of Jersey City, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s accredited nursing schools and programs. You’ll find them profiled below, including their students’ recent performance on national licensure exams.

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Jersey City nursing schools by NCLEX score

Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard | Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 79.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Peter's University
2641 Kennedy Boulevard | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 59.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
  • 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
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
910 Bergen Avenue, Third Floor | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 35.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Hudson County Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
New Jersey City University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 79.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Peter's University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 59.3% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
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
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City Certificate in Practical Nursing 35.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013