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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a trend towards hiring nurses with “baccalaureate education” – in other words, nurses with at least a bachelor’s degree. This is hardly surprising. So what should a student who wants to obtain these advanced credentials do? It will require attending a four-year college or university – one that offers bachelor’s degree programs instead of only associate’s degree and certificate programs.

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.