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New Jersey RN Programs

Those who are looking for a challenging and rewarding career should look into registered nursing. RN programs in New Jersey allow people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue a career that has a positive growth outlook. While the recession has hurt many careers, RNs will always be needed to provide medical care.

One who thinks RN programs in New Jersey are suited to your goals would be pleased to know that this career path has a great salary potential and many opportunities for advancement and specialization. New Jersey RN programs range in length, so potential students can pick the program that best fits.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in New Jersey

In order to become licensed as an RN by examination in New Jersey, one must first complete an approved nursing education program. Once this requirement is met, he or she must register for and pass the NCLEX-RN and be cleared on a Criminal History Background Check. Then, one must submit an application to the New Jersey Board of Nursing, along with the following items:

  • Official Application for Licensure by Exam and $200 fee
  • One passport-type photo
  • Certification and Authorization Form
  • Official letter of completion sent directly from the individual's education program to the board

The process for licensure by examination is slightly different in New Jersey for those who were educated in a foreign country. For these individuals, the following criteria must be met:

  • Full Education course review by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Evidence of passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam
  • Completed licensure application and $225 fee
  • Criminal History Background Check clearance
  • Passing score on the NCLEX-RN
  • One passport-type photo
  • Certification and Authorization form

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in New Jersey

RNs licensed in a state other than New Jersey can be licensed by endorsement, so long as these individuals have completed an approved education program prior to initial licensure. An individual wishing to be licensed by endorsement must submit verification of licensure along with his or her application and licensing fee.

Renewing an RN License

New Jersey RN licenses must be renewed every 2 years. In order to be eligible to renew, one must complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education within the previous 2 years.

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The Best RN Schools in New Jersey

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps New Jersey residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

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2866 nursing students recently graduated from New Jersey nursing schools.

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

New Jersey State Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in New Jersey

Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing
29th St. & Avenue E.
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Bloomfield College
467 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Somerset County Technical Institute
118 Lamington Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08876
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing
1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Rutgers the State University
303 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carney, NJ 08069
Middlesex County College - Umdnj
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08818
Trinitas School of Nursing
225 Williamson St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Umdnj - Ramapo - Englewood Hospital
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
Richard Stockton College
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205
Christ Hospital School of Nursing
176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Saint Peter's College
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Felician College
262 South Main St.
Lodi, NJ 07644
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Essex County College
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Rutgers University
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
UMDNJ - School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505
Burlington County College Department of Nursing
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing
60 Washington Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
Park Avenue & Randolph Road
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Hohokus School of Business and Medical Sciences
10 S Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
Gloucester County College
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing
718 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Ocean County College
P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754
Capital Health Systems - Mercer Campus
446 Bellevue Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
Mercer County Community College
102 N. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
St Francis Medical Center School of Nursing
601 Hamilton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08629
Cumberland County College
College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08362
Warren County College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

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