Becoming an LPN in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey strives to improve health care standards while providing a collaborative work environment for its nurses. By promoting proactive leadership, continued education, and mutual respect, they ensure socially significant work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2024 the state of New Jersey will see a 15% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year. Individuals interested in a career as an LPN can apply for a New Jersey LPN license by passing the required exam or by endorsement if they’re licensed in another state.

  • LPN Programs in New Jersey

    ProgramDetails
    Atlantic County Vocational School District
    5080 Atlantic Avenue, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    (609) 625-2249 Visit Homepage
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    Avtech Institute of Technology
    50 Cragwood Rd Suite 350, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 222-2833 Visit Homepage
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    Berkeley College - Clifton
    600 Getty Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011
    (973) 278-5400 Visit Homepage
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    Berkeley College - Dover
    1 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801
    (973) 366-6700 Visit Homepage
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    Best Care Training Institute
    68 South Harrison Street, East Orange, NJ 07017
    (973) 673-3900 Visit Homepage
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    Brooks Alternative Tech School
    , , NJ
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    Burlington County Institute of Technology
    695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ 08060
    (609) 267-4226 Visit Homepage
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    Camden County College
    200 N. Broadway, Camden, NJ 08102
    (856) 338-1817 Visit Homepage
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    Cape May County Technical Schools
    188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (609) 465-2161 Visit Homepage
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    Cumberland County College
    3322 College Drive, Vineland , NJ 08360
    (856) 691-8600 Visit Homepage
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    Eastwick College - Hackensack
    250 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 00760
    (201) 488-9400 Visit Homepage
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    Eastwick College - Ramsey
    10 South Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446
    (201) 327-8877 Visit Homepage
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    Essex County College
    303 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 877-3000 Visit Homepage
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    Holy Name Medical Center
    718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
    (201) 833-3000 Visit Homepage
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    Hudson County Community College
    70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 714-7100 Visit Homepage
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    Jersey College
    546 US-46, Teterboro, NJ 07608
    (201) 489-5836 Visit Homepage
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    Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin
    675 U.S. 1 South, 2nd Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830
    (732) 548-8798 Visit Homepage
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    Lincoln Technical institute - Moorestown
    308 W. Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    (800) 556-4624 Visit Homepage
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    Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
    240 Bergen Town Ctr, Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 845-6868 Visit Homepage
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    Mercer County Technical Schools
    1085 Old Trenton Road, Trenton, NJ 08690
    (609) 586-2129 Visit Homepage
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    Merit Technical Institute - Harrison
    620 Essex St, Harrison, NJ 07029
    (201) 434-7878 Visit Homepage
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    Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools
    112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    (732) 257-3300 Visit Homepage
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    Monmouth County Vocational School District
    4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (732) 431-7942 Visit Homepage
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    Morris County Vocational School District
    400 East Main Street, Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 627-4600 Visit Homepage
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    Passaic County Technical Institute
    45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973) 790-6000 Visit Homepage
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    Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc.
    11 History Ln, Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 905-5057 Visit Homepage
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    Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
    3 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (888) 904-4768 Visit Homepage
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    Prism Career Institute - Egg Harbor
    8025 E Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
    (609) 407-7476 Visit Homepage
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    Salem Community College
    460 Hollywood Avenue, Carney's Point, NJ 08069
    (856) 299-2100 Visit Homepage
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    Sierra Allied Health Academy
    120 West Seventh Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 753-2400 Visit Homepage
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    Union County College
    1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
    (908) 709-7000 Visit Homepage
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    Universal Training Institute
    174 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
    (732) 826-0155 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • New Jersey LPN Licensing Requirements

    To become an LPN in New Jersey, education, testing, and an application process must be completed. The applicant must first attend a New Jersey Board of Nursing approved program. After graduation, the certification of program completion must be submitted directly to the Board, and he or she must sit for and pass the NCLEX-PN examination.

    The licensure application must be submitted to the New Jersey Board of Nursing, including an identifying photo (passport-style photo), certification and authorization form, as well as the fee of $200.

    New Jersey Board of Nursing Application (http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursing/nurse_app.pdf)

    Working as an LPN may require a level of physical strength to accomplish daily tasks such as standing or walking for extended periods of time, lifting patients, and moving complex machinery.

    Licensed LPNs from another state can apply for an LPN license in New Jersey by endorsement. These applicants must have completed their home state’s approved education program. The applicant must submit their application with verification of licensure and fee.

    Applicants educated aboard, looking to acquire an LPN license in the state can qualify to take the NCLEX by their official transcripts and passing an English proficiency exam. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) must perform a full course-by-course review and the applicant must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. These documents along with a criminal background check, Certification and Authorization form, and completed licensure application and fee must be submitted to the New Jersey Board of Nursing

    New Jersey LPN licenses expire every 2 years and require a minimum of 30 hours of board-approved continued education within that 2 year period to renew.

    Learn more about New Jersey LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    Additional NJ Nursing Resources

    New Jersey Board of Nursing

    P.O. Box 45010
    124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07101
    Phone: (973) 504-6586
    Fax: (973) 648-3481
    http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursing/

    1. New Jersey State Nurses Association (http://www.njsna.org/)

     

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our New Jersey LPN to RN programs page.