Nursing Schools in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is home to 78 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 45 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in New Jersey.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in New Jersey

Listed below are all nursing schools in New Jersey. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 78 nursing schools in the state of New Jersey. And according to our database 4 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Location: Sewell, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
98.6%
1
Warren County Community College
Location: Washington, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
96.8%
2
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma LPN
94.6% 90.8%
3
6
The College of New Jersey
Location: Ewing, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN LPN
94.3% 100.0%
4
1
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Location: Mahwah, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
94.1%
5
Stockton University
Location: Galloway, NJ
Programs offered: Masters RN to BSN BSN
93.1%
6
Bloomfield College
Location: Bloomfield, NJ
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
92.7%
7
Thomas Edison State University
Location: Trenton, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
92.6%
8
Felician University
Location: Lodi, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
91.7%
9
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN BSN
91.1%
10
Middlesex County College
Location: Edison, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
90.9% 93.5% 11
3
Salem Community College
Location: Carneys Point, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
90.2% 100.0% 12
1
Passaic County Community College
Location: Paterson, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
89.9% 13
Cumberland County College
Location: Vineland, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
89.4% 100.0% 14
1
County College of Morris
Location: Randolph, NJ
Programs offered: ADN
89.0% 15
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Location: Wayne, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
86.4% 16
Bergen Community College
Location: Paramus, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
85.9% 17
Ocean County College
Location: Toms River, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
85.9% 17
Saint Peter's University
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN ADN
85.6% 18
Brookdale Community College
Location: Lincroft, NJ
Programs offered: ADN
85.3% 19
Eastern International College-Jersey City
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: ADN
84.7% 20
Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood, NJ
Programs offered: BSN
84.6% 21
Essex County College
Location: Newark, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
84.2% 85.7% 22 11
Atlantic Cape Community College
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
83.2% 23
New Jersey City University
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: BSN
83.0% 24
Rowan College at Burlington County
Location: Pemberton, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
80.7% 25
Seton Hall University
Location: South Orange, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
79.9% 26
Jersey College
Location: Teterboro, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
79.8% 89.4% 27
7
Caldwell University
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
78.7% 28
Rutgers University-Camden
Location: Camden, NJ
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
78.0% 29
Rutgers University-Newark
Location: Newark, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
74.0% 30
Eastwick College-Ramsey
Location: Ramsey, NJ
Programs offered: LPN ADN
27.0% 82.0% 31 12
Hudson County Community College
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
100.0%
1
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Location: Freehold, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
95.8%
2
Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus
Location: Paramus, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
93.1%
4
Camden County College
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
92.6%
5
Best Care College
Location: East Orange, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
90.8%
6
Eastwick College-Hackensack
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
90.8%
6
Union County College
Location: Cranford, NJ
Programs offered: LPN LPN to ADN
89.0%
8
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
Location: Toms River, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
87.4%
9
Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown
Location: Moorestown, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
86.5%
10
Morris County Vocational School District
Location: Denville, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
79.6% 13
Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
70.5% 14
Berkeley College-Woodland Park
Location: Woodland Park, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
68.3% 15
Prism Career Institute-West Atlantic City
Location: West Atlantic City, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
62.5% 16
College of Saint Elizabeth
Location: Morristown, NJ
Programs offered: BSN
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing
Location: Plainfield, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Kean University
Location: Union, NJ
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin
Location: Iselin, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Mercer County Community College
Location: West Windsor, NJ
Programs offered: LPN to ADN ADN
Monmouth University
Location: West Long Branch, NJ
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral RN to BSN BSN
HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing
Location: Montclair, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Raritan Valley Community College
Location: Branchburg, NJ
Programs offered: ADN
Rowan University
Location: Glassboro, NJ
Programs offered: BSN
Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing
Location: Trenton, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Rider University
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Programs offered: BSN
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Programs offered: BSN ADN
Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Christ Hospital
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Capital Health System School of Nursing
Location: Trenton, NJ
Programs offered:
Atlantic County Vocational Technical School
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School
Location: Plainfield, NJ
Programs offered: Diploma
Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus
Location: Trenton, NJ
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
AVTECH Institute of Technology
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Brooks Alternative Tech School
Location: Runnemede, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Cape May County Technical School
Location: Cape May Court House, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Center for Advanced Training and Studies
Location: Orange, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
J. Riggs Adult Education Center
Location: Camden, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Mercer County Technical School Health Career Center
Location: Trenton, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Merit Technical Institute
Location: Harrison, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
New Community Corporation
Location: Newark, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Passaic County Technical Institute
Location: Toms River, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc
Location: Toms River, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Sierra Allied Health Academy
Location: Plainfield, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Universal Training Institute
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
Vineland Adult Education Center
Location: Vineland, NJ
Programs offered: LPN
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Location: Stratford, NJ
Programs offered: Accelerated BSN Masters Doctoral

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Dover Business College - Clifton (Closed in 2014)
LPN
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Closed in 2013)
BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN Doctoral
Somerset County Technology Institute (Closed in 2010)
LPN
Raritan Bay Medical Center (Closed in 2009)
Diploma

New Jersey's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


New Jersey's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average