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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.

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New York City suburbs nursing schools by NCLEX score

Eastern International College - Jersey City
684 Newark Avenue | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
690 Teaneck Road | Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
  • Diploma in Nursing: 91.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road | Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Felician University
262 South Main Street | Lodi, New Jersey 07644
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • 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
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard | Paterson, New Jersey 07505
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Eastwick College - Ramsey
Ten South Franklin Turnpike | Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
240 Bergen Town Center | Paramus, New Jersey 07652
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Eastwick College - Hackensack
250 Moore Street | Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual): 85.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Jersey College - Teterboro
546 US Highway 46 | Teterboro, New Jersey 07608
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 85.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2018)
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road | Paramus, New Jersey 07652
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard | Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 82.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road | Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 81.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • 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
Merit Technical Institute
620 Essex Street, Second Floor | Harrison, New Jersey 07029
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
Berkeley College - Woodland Park
44 Rifle Camp Road | Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program: 78.6% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 77.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road | Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 78.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Peter's University
2641 Kennedy Boulevard | Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.1% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
  • 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
Passaic County Technical Institute
197 Hamburg Turnpike West | Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 65.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2018)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Eastern International College - Jersey City Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2018 to 2018
Hudson County Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.3% 2013 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.4% 2013 to 2018
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Diploma in Nursing 91.8% 2013 to 2018
Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.9% 2013 to 2018
Ramapo College of New Jersey Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.4% 2013 to 2018
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Master's Certificates
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Felician University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.1% 2013 to 2018
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
Passaic County Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.2% 2013 to 2018
Eastwick College - Ramsey Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.9% 2013 to 2018
Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.9% 2013 to 2018
Eastwick College - Hackensack Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.6% 2013 to 2018
Certificate in Practical Nursing (Bilingual) 85.4% 2013 to 2018
Jersey College - Teterboro Certificate in Practical Nursing 85.1% 2013 to 2018
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.7% 2014 to 2018
Bergen Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.5% 2013 to 2018
New Jersey City University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 82.2% 2013 to 2018
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fairleigh Dickinson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 81.6% 2013 to 2018
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
Merit Technical Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.1% 2013 to 2018
Berkeley College - Woodland Park LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program 78.6% 2018 to 2018
Certificate in Practical Nursing 77.1% 2013 to 2018
William Paterson University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 78.4% 2013 to 2018
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Peter's University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.1% 2013 to 2018
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
Passaic County Technical Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 65.5% 2013 to 2018