New Jersey Nursing Schools – Accredited Degree Programs for Student RNs and LPNs

Boost Your Career Potential with a Nursing Degree

When it comes to narrowing down your nursing school options in New Jersey, consider this: on the list below you’ll find well over 3 dozen schools, all accredited by either the CCNE or the NLNAC, and representative of just about any type of nursing degree you could imagine. PLUS you can pick and choose from urban or rural campus.

Tip: If you’re interested in a 2-year Associates degree or a Practical Nurse program you can generally follow this guideline--narrow down the list to community colleges and possibly the “county” colleges and hospital programs. Interested in a good old-fashioned diploma program then stick to the few hospital-based schools on the list; baccalaureate degrees, 4-year colleges; advanced degrees, graduate and post-grad nursing degrees, narrow down the list to the universities.

Opportunities for Nurse Grads in NJ

Over half of all working RNs work in the state’s hospitals, while the rest are scattered throughout various other patient care and non-patient care facilities. Good job opportunities are usually available in major hospitals, but don’t overlook regional community hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and public and community health centers in smaller cities and towns.

Students are often attracted to the busy hospitals—it may be where they did clinical rotations, the hospital may offer sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement benefits, even loan repayment incentives. The state can boast 2-Level I Trauma Centers and a handful of Level II, both of which make nursing more exciting. Nurses get the opportunity to gain access to a diverse patient load and experience a spectrum of nursing specialties before settling on any one.

Career and Educational Resources for Student Nurses

The New Jersey Board of Nursing will become a vital source as you progress through nursing school. Use it as your official source for nursing practice guidelines and laws, including:

  • RN and LPN Licensure and exam information
  • NJ APRN licensure and certification
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • Forensic Nurse Certification
  • NJ Approved Schools of Nursing
  • Current news and legislative issues affecting NJ nurses
  • and much more

List of Accredited Campus-Based Nursing Schools in NJ

  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Bayonne Medical Center
  • Bergen Community College
  • Bloomfield College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Burlington County College
  • Capital Health System
  • Christ Hospital
  • College of New Jersey
  • College of St. Elizabeth
  • County College of Morris
  • Cumberland County College
  • Essex County College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Felician College
  • Gloucester County College
  • Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden County
  • Holy Name Hospital
  • Kean University
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Merit LLC-Mountainside Hospital
  • Monmouth University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Ocean County College
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Rutgers-State University of New Jersey-Camden
  • Rutgers-State University of New Jersey-Newark
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Saint Peter’s College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Solaris Health System
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Trinitas Hospital
  • Union County College
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Warren County Community College
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey

Explore Your Nursing Degree Options Today!