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.
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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
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.