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.

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Rowan College at Gloucester County

Sewell, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,256

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Warren County Community College

Washington, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,107

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing

Teaneck, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate94.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate90.8%
Cost per annum$36,965

Programs offered

  • Diploma
  • LPN

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$22,421

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,681

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,367

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,718

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Thomas Edison State University (TECU) is a public university in Trenton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1972 as the Thomas Edison State College. After receiving university status in 2015, the college changed its name to reflect its new status. The campus is in downtown Trenton and continues to ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Felician University

Lodi, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,726

Felician University is a private university in Lodi, New Jersey. It was founded in 1923 as a private Roman Catholic university. Along with the campus in Lodi, there is a second campus in Rutherford, which is home to the Iviswold Castle. The castle was constructed in 1869 and is a historic ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,016

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was founded in 1942 in Teaneck, New Jersey. It is a private institution with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university currently offers more than 100 different degree programs and maintains four campuses. It is also the ...

Programs offered

  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Middlesex County College

Edison, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.5%
Cost per annum$7,659

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Salem Community College

Carneys Point, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,788

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,328

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Cumberland County College

Vineland, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,891

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

County College of Morris

Randolph, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,674

Programs offered

  • ADN

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,530

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution with both undergrad and graduate programs. It was founded in 1855, making it the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New Jersey. The university started as the Paterson City Normal School, offering ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,152

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,868

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$14,734

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,916

Programs offered

  • ADN

Eastern International College-Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate84.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,289

Programs offered

  • ADN

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$22,315

Programs offered

  • BSN

Essex County College

Newark, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate85.7%
Cost per annum$9,869

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Atlantic Cape Community College

Mays Landing, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,138

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,854

Programs offered

  • BSN

Rowan College at Burlington County

Pemberton, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,141

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate79.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$27,864

Seton Hall University was founded in 1856 in South Orange, New Jersey. It is a private institution with both undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university that consists of 11 different colleges and schools. The university has received several ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Jersey College

Teterboro, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate79.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate89.4%
Cost per annum$19,012

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate78.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$19,041

Caldwell University is a private Roman Catholic institution in Caldwell, New Jersey. The Sisters of St. Dominic founded the school in 1939 as the Caldwell College for Women. The university received university status in 2013 and changed its name to Caldwell University in 2014. The campus is in ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Rutgers University-Camden

Camden, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate78.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,894

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate74.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,771

Rutgers University-Newark is a public institution in Newark, New Jersey. It was founded in 1766 in New Brunswick, making it the eighth oldest college in the US. The university became a state university in 1945 and then merged with the former University of Newark. The campus is in the University ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Eastwick College-Ramsey

Ramsey, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate27.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate82.0%
Cost per annum$27,706

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,239

Programs offered

  • LPN

Monmouth County Vocational School District

Freehold, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate95.8%
Cost per annum$17,664

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus

Paramus, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.1%
Cost per annum$22,180

Programs offered

  • LPN

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate92.6%
Cost per annum$5,296

Programs offered

  • LPN

Best Care College

East Orange, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate90.8%
Cost per annum$12,409

Programs offered

  • LPN

Eastwick College-Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate90.8%
Cost per annum$18,371

Programs offered

  • LPN

Union County College

Cranford, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate89.0%
Cost per annum$3,364

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

Toms River, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate87.4%
Cost per annum$6,660

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown

Moorestown, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate86.5%
Cost per annum$25,096

Programs offered

  • LPN

Morris County Vocational School District

Denville, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate79.6%
Cost per annum$12,206

Programs offered

  • LPN

Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate70.5%
Cost per annum$28,000

Programs offered

  • LPN

Berkeley College-Woodland Park

Woodland Park, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate68.3%
Cost per annum$25,706

Programs offered

  • LPN

Prism Career Institute-West Atlantic City

West Atlantic City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate62.5%
Cost per annum$25,830

Programs offered

  • LPN

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,023

Programs offered

  • BSN

JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing

Plainfield, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Kean University

Union, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,164

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin

Iselin, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$25,007

Programs offered

  • LPN

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$5,449

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$29,622

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing

Montclair, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,211

Programs offered

  • ADN

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,067

Programs offered

  • BSN

Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

Trenton, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$29,037

Programs offered

  • BSN

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,614

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN

Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing

Bayonne, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Christ Hospital

Jersey City, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Capital Health System School of Nursing

Trenton, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

Atlantic County Vocational Technical School

Mays Landing, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School

Plainfield, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus

Trenton, NJ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

AVTECH Institute of Technology

South Plainfield, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Brooks Alternative Tech School

Runnemede, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cape May County Technical School

Cape May Court House, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Center for Advanced Training and Studies

Orange, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

J. Riggs Adult Education Center

Camden, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Mercer County Technical School Health Career Center

Trenton, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Merit Technical Institute

Harrison, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

New Community Corporation

Newark, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Passaic County Technical Institute

Toms River, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc

Toms River, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Sierra Allied Health Academy

Plainfield, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Universal Training Institute

Perth Amboy, NJ
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Vineland Adult Education Center

Vineland, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Stratford, NJ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Stratford (UMDNJ-Stratford) was a health sciences institution that was originally established in 1954. However, the university was dissolved in 2013. Most of the schools were merged with Rutgers University, creating the Rutgers School of ...

Programs offered

  • Accelerated BSN

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 Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
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