Nursing Schools in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is home to 68 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 42 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in New Jersey. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in New Jersey

Best Value LPN Programs in New Jersey

Complete List of Nursing Schools in New Jersey

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in New Jersey. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Rowan College at Gloucester County

Rowan College at Gloucester County

Sewell, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,141
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.8%
RN Programs best-value score99.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Warren County Community College

Warren County Community College

Washington, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,697
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.2%
RN Programs best-value score99.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing

Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing

Teaneck, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,877
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.2%
RN Programs best-value score55.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.1

Programs offered

  • Diploma
  • LPN
The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$22,894
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.5%
RN Programs best-value score70.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,568
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.4%
RN Programs best-value score82.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Bloomfield College

Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,988
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.5%
RN Programs best-value score75.7

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Stockton University

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,292
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.2%
RN Programs best-value score85.9

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Middlesex County College

Middlesex County College

Edison, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,163
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
RN Programs best-value score97.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,781
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.9%
RN Programs best-value score81.0

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

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Salem Community College

Salem Community College

Carneys Point, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,107
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score93.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Felician University

Felician University

Lodi, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,225
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.3%
RN Programs best-value score76.3

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
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
County College of Morris

County College of Morris

Randolph, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,952
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.9%
RN Programs best-value score97.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
Cumberland County College

Cumberland County College

Vineland, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,740
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.6%
RN Programs best-value score97.8
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,779
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.5%
RN Programs best-value score84.4

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Passaic County Community College

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,546
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
RN Programs best-value score92.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,933
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
RN Programs best-value score95.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Ocean County College

Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,850
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.6%
RN Programs best-value score91.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Essex County College

Essex County College

Newark, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,438
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score92.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate87.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score87.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Brookdale Community College

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,547
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.5%
RN Programs best-value score98.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College

Mays Landing, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,087
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.0%
RN Programs best-value score94.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Saint Peter's University

Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$13,377
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.9%
RN Programs best-value score86.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
Eastern International College-Jersey City

Eastern International College-Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,932
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.8%
RN Programs best-value score75.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,093
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.6%
RN Programs best-value score62.5

Programs offered

  • BSN
New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,267
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.8%
RN Programs best-value score88.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
Jersey College

Jersey College

Teterboro, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,201
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.1%
RN Programs best-value score63.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score65.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Rowan College at Burlington County

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,552
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.1%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,700
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.0%
RN Programs best-value score53.7

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • PhD
Caldwell University

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,857
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate79.6%
RN Programs best-value score76.0

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-Newark

Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,020
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.1%
RN Programs best-value score88.0

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Rutgers University-Camden

Rutgers University-Camden

Camden, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,399
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.6%
RN Programs best-value score87.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Eastwick College-Ramsey

Eastwick College-Ramsey

Ramsey, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,161
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate12.1%
RN Programs best-value score-160.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score60.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,416
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Monmouth County Vocational School District

Monmouth County Vocational School District

Freehold, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,406
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score82.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
Camden County College

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,573
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus

Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus

Paramus, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,078
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score63.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Best Care College

Best Care College

East Orange, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Union County College

Union County College

Cranford, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,404
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate87.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

Toms River, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,514
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown

Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown

Moorestown, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,674
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score59.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Merit Technical Institute

Merit Technical Institute

Harrison, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Morris County Vocational School District

Morris County Vocational School District

Denville, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,523
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cape May County Technical School

Cape May County Technical School

Cape May Court House, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill

Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,254
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate71.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score47.5

Programs offered

  • LPN
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc

Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc

Toms River, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Passaic County Technical Institute

Passaic County Technical Institute

Toms River, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Berkeley College-Woodland Park

Berkeley College-Woodland Park

Woodland Park, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,952
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate66.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score64.9

Programs offered

  • LPN
AVTECH Institute of Technology

AVTECH Institute of Technology

South Plainfield, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City

Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ
Campus size
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Prism Career Institute

Prism Career Institute

West Atlantic City, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,138
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate61.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score39.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
Brooks Alternative Tech School

Brooks Alternative Tech School

Runnemede, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Center for Advanced Training and Studies

Center for Advanced Training and Studies

Orange, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
College of Saint Elizabeth

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,902

Programs offered

  • BSN
Eastwick College-Hackensack

Eastwick College-Hackensack

Hackensack, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,533

Programs offered

  • LPN
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools

JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools

Plainfield, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,745

Programs offered

  • ADN
Kean University

Kean University

Union, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,839

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin

Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin

Iselin, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,813

Programs offered

  • LPN
Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,015

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN
Monmouth University

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,300

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing

HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing

Montclair, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,378

Programs offered

  • ADN
Rowan University

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,246

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to BSN
Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

Trenton, NJ
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Diploma
Rider University

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,028

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,016

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP
  • PhD
Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus

Mercer County Community College - James Kerney Campus

Trenton, NJ
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Vineland Adult Education Center

Vineland Adult Education Center

Vineland, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Stratford, NJ
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

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

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


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


New Jersey Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 80,560 20.104 $39 $80,910
Nurse Anesthetists 250 0.063 -- --
Nurse Midwives 210 0.053 $54 $112,290
Nurse Practitioners 4,840 1.209 $57 $118,010
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17,240 4.301 $27 $55,710
Nursing Assistants 56,660 14.138 $14 $28,560
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey