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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for registered nurses (RNs) is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022. Registered nurses are typically responsible for caring for patients and dispensing medication, although they might also work in schools, prisons, and other settings. To qualify for licensure in New Jersey, RNs must complete an accredited pre-licensure program such as an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and they must pass the NCLEX-RN qualifying exam.

The outlook for other nursing roles is similarly rosy. Home, hospice, and palliative care are also expected to grow, driving increased demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs).

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Just like RNs, LPNs and CNAs who want to work in New Jersey must complete an accredited program. They must also pass the relevant licensing examination: the national NCLEX-PN exam for LPNs, and a state examination for CNAs. While their duties have some overlap, LPNs typically focus on administering medical procedures while CNAs ensure that all of a patient’s essential needs (like food, water, and hygiene) are well-met.

New Jersey has attractive salaries for all three nursing roles. The state’s RNs earn $77,380 per year on average, its LPNs earn $52,810 annually, and the state’s CNAs bring home $27,410 per year. The outlook for nursing is bright across the state. The increasing complexity of the world – and of patient care – promise a challenging and rewarding career for nursing staff, in addition to one that genuinely meets people in their moment of need.

So what are you waiting for? With more than 150 different nursing-related programs available in the state of New Jersey, we have compiled a list below to help you get started.

Atlantic City

Atlantic Cape Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Prism Career Institute - West Atlantic City
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Camden / Philadelphia suburbs

Brooks Alternative Technical School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Burlington County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Burlington County Institute of Technology
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Camden County College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Gloucester County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Jerrothia Riggs Adult Education Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Rowan University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science
Salem Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Edison / New Brunswick area

Avtech Institute of Technology
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Brookdale Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Georgian Court University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Edison
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Middlesex County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Monmouth University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
New Jersey City University - Wall Township
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Ocean County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Universal Training Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

New York City suburbs

Bergen Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
CarePoint Health School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Dover Business College - Clifton
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Eastwick College - Hackensack
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Bilingual)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
Felician College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Holy Name Medical Center
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hudson County Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Jersey College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Merit Technical Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
New Jersey City University - Jersey City
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Passaic County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Passaic County Technical Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science
Saint Peter's University
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing

Newark

Best Care Training Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Bloomfield College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Caldwell College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Center For Advanced Training & Studies
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
College of Saint Elizabeth
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science
County College of Morris
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Dover Business College - Dover
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Eastern International College - Belleville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Essex County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Healthcare Training Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Kean University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Science
Morris County School of Technology
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Mountainside Hospital
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
New Community Workforce Development Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Raritan Valley Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Nursing Practice; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Seton Hall University
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
Sierra Allied Health Academy
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Trinitas School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Union County College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Trenton

Jersey College - Ewing
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Mercer County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Mercer County Technical Schools, Health Careers Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Saint Francis Medical Center
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
The College of New Jersey
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing

Other New Jersey cities

Cape May County Technical Schools
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Cumberland County College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Vineland Adult Education Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Warren County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Warren County Technical School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
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