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The New York City suburbs of New Jersey include the counties of Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic. With a diversity of residents from various backgrounds and socioeconomic standings, the region provides a challenging and fulfilling experience for its nursing staff.

New Jersey’s nursing profession has three critical roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and registered nurse (RN). Nursing assistants address patients’ basic daily needs so they can rest and recuperate in dignity. CNAs qualify for licensure by completing a brief training program and passing the state certification exam. LPNs perform a broader range of medical procedures like dressing wounds, collecting samples, and measuring vital signs. Practical nurses must complete a 12- to 18-month certificate program and pass a national licensure exam. Registered nurses assume a leadership role on the nursing staff, administer treatments and medications, and perform complex diagnostic tests. New Jersey’s RNs must complete an accredited degree or diploma program and pass a national licensure exam.

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The New York City suburbs of New Jersey have many excellent healthcare providers, including Atlantic Health System and the Veterans Health Administration. Local nurses can also commute to New York and access the city’s vast job market. Nursing compensation in the New York metro area is very high. Local CNAs earn a median annual salary of $34,210. LPNs are paid a median salary of $52,110, while RNs earn $83,910 per year.

To assist New Jersey’s nursing students, we’ve identified all of the nursing schools and programs in the state’s NYC suburbs. You’ll find them profiled in depth below.

Featured Schools

New York City suburbs nursing schools by NCLEX score

Eastwick College - Hackensack
250 Moore Street | Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual): 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
690 Teaneck Road | Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
  • Diploma in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
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)
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard | Paterson, New Jersey 07505
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 96.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Felician University
262 South Main Street | Lodi, New Jersey 07644
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • 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
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road | Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road | Paramus, New Jersey 07652
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Dover Business College - Clifton
600 Getty Avenue | Clifton, New Jersey 07011
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road | Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Jersey College
546 US Highway 46 | Teterboro, New Jersey 07608
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road | Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 80.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
240 Bergen Town Center | Paramus, New Jersey 07652
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 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
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Ten South Franklin Turnpike | Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 78.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 63.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through Q1-2 2013)
Merit Technical Institute
620 Essex Street, Second Floor | Harrison, New Jersey 07029
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 74.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
Passaic County Technical Institute
197 Hamburg Turnpike West | Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 72.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
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
Eastwick College - Hackensack Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual) 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Certificate in Practical Nursing 92.9% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Diploma in Nursing 100.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.4% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Hudson County Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
Passaic County Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 96.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Felician University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
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
Ramapo College of New Jersey Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.2% 2013 to 2017
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Master's Certificates
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Bergen Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Dover Business College - Clifton Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Nursing Assistant Certificate
William Paterson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 83.3% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Jersey College Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.0% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fairleigh Dickinson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 80.5% 2013 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.7% 2009 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
Eastwick College - Ramsey Certificate in Practical Nursing 78.7% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Associate's Degree in Nursing 63.0% 2011 to Q1-2 2013
Merit Technical Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 74.5% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Passaic County Technical Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 72.2% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
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