We've organized a comprehensive list of New Jersey nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major New Jersey city.

The nursing profession is projected to grow substantially over the coming decades, and it seems more appealing than ever to enter this rewarding field. However, in a tough economic climate, it’s important to understand all the elements of financing an education. School enrollment carriers a number of important costs, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and day-to-day living expenses.

For our 2021 rankings of prelicensure BSN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Aspiring registered nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may commence practice. Thus, student performance on the NCLEX-RN exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of bachelor’s degree programs.

When you are considering whether or not to attend a particular nursing program, it is always important to consider the twin questions of prestige and class size. It is here that private colleges shine.

Prestige, of course, means that the degree you earn will be more recognizable and more highly regarded. In practice, this may provide you an advantage in the job market, since employers are always looking for candidates whom they can trust to do an outstanding job from day one.

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.