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Accredited Nursing Schools in New Jersey

In New Jersey and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in New Jersey accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and New Jersey campus locations, then request free information from any or all New Jersey nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in New Jersey with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in New Jersey with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

New Jersey Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in New Jersey are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most New Jersey nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

New Jersey Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

New Jersey Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in New Jersey

RNs: For those individuals interested in pursuing nursing careers in New Jersey, there are three types of nursing educational programs to prepare for this career. Typically, candidates can pursue a diploma or certificate from a hospital-based or nursing school or earn an associate or bachelor degree in nursing. There are approximately 74,730 RNs practicing in New Jersey and while it is generally not a requirement, many major employers in the healthcare field prefer to hire nurses that have a bachelor degree in nursing. After completing their desired educational programs, candidates must also successfully complete an RN licensing exam and be licensed by the state in order to practice. In addition, RNs must take additional continuing educational requirements for license renewal.

LPNs: For those individuals interested in pursuing LPN careers in New Jersey, candidates must complete a nursing program. Accepted nursing programs include either through a nursing diploma program from an accredited nursing school, or earning an associate or bachelor degree in nursing. Typically, LPN programs take students about a year to complete. Interested candidates then must also pass a LPN licensing exam and become licensed to practice as an LPN. Like RNs, LPNs must also take additional continuing educational requirements for license renewal. There are approximately 15,530 LPNs practicing in the state of New Jersey.
 
The Best Cities in New Jersey for Nursing Jobs 

  • Newark. The largest city in New Jersey, Newark is home to one of the busiest airports in the U.S. and to four hospitals. With a population of over 277,000, New Jersey is an ethically diverse city divided into 4 major sections. In addition, New Jersey is a cultural hub on the East Coast known for a diverse food selection including cuisines from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Greece.       
    • RNs: Newark employs approximately 18,700 RNs, with the average salary coming to $77,970 annually.
    • LPNS: Newark employs approximately 3,310 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $50,660 annually.
  • Camden. Located across from the Delaware River, Camden was always recognized as a thriving center for manufacturing. The county seat of Camden County in New Jersey, Camden residents are largely employed by Campbell Soup Company, Cooper University Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, and Rutgers University-Camden. In addition, Camden is home to many attractions including children’s gardens and centers, arts centers, and memorials.  
    • RNs: Camden employs approximately 11,550 RNs, with the average salary coming to $72,640 annually.
    • LPNS: Camden employs approximately 3,040 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $50,550 annually.
  • New Brunswick. Home to Rutgers University and the Johnson & Johnson headquarters, New Brunswick is known as "the Healthcare City". New Brunswick has several medical facilities in the area including Robert Wood University Hospital, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The city is also known for its rich ethnic heritage with large populations of Latino, Hungarian, and Black residents.
    • RNs: New Brunswick employs approximately 18,840 RNs, with the average salary coming to $73,560 annually.
    • LPNS: New Brunswick employs approximately 4,550 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $51,040 annually.

Major Hospitals in New Brunswick

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Located in New Brunswick, this hospital is New Jersey’s only Trauma I hospital and academic center and provides a full range of services through its medical center. The hospital has ranked amongst U.S. News and World Report’s "America’s Best Hospitals" for four consecutive years and has been rated amongst the nation’s best cancer centers as well.
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  • Riverview Medical Center. Located in Red Bank, Riverview Medical Center has a reputation built on professionalism and the skills of the knowledgable employees that work in the hospital. The nursing staff at River Medical Center have been awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as the first hospital system in the nation to receive the honor.
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  • JFK Medical Center. Located in Edison, JFK Medical Center is a non-profit community hospital offering services in general and specialized care and surgery as well as cardiac care, maternity and pediatric care, and emergency care. Recognitions of the hospital include the #1 Rated Stroke Program in New Jersey, Top Hospital for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke Care, and 6 physicians being named top doctors in New Jersey Monthly in 2010.
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  • Community Medical Center. Located in the Township of Toms River, Community Medical Center is the largest non-teaching hospital in New Jersey. The hospital was ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide and maintains award-winning centers of excellence for patients of all ages. As part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care Systems, the hospital was named in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals in the metro area.
     
  • Somerset Medical Center. Located in Somerville, Somerset Medical Center provides a variety of medical and surgical rehabilitative and emergency services to its patients. The hospital is a major affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the nursing staff have been recognized by the most prestigious honor, the Magnet recognition, which is awarded to only 6% of hospitals nationwide.

Bloomfield College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1868
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bloomfield.edu

The College of New Jersey School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Ewing, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1855
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.tcnj.edu

College of Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Morristown, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1899
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.cse.edu

Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1942
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.fdu.edu

Felician College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lodi, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1942
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.felician.edu

Kean University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Kean, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1855
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.kean.edu

Monmouth University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: West Long Branch, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1933
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.monmouth.edu

New Jersey City University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1927
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.njcu.edu

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Nursing School Location: Pomona, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1969
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.stockton.edu

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Camden School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Camden, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1927
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.camden.rutgers.edu

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Newark School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Newark, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1956
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.rutgers.edu

Saint Peter’s College Nursing Programs
Nursing School Location: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1872
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.spc.edu

Seton Hall University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: South Orange, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1856
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.shu.edu

Thomas Edison State College Nursing Programs
Nursing School Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1983
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.tesc.edu

William Paterson University of New Jersey School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Wayne, New Jersey
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1855
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wpunj.edu