New Jersey LPN Programs

Directory of state-approved LPN training classes


Career as a Practical Nurse in New Jersey

Many health care careers require extensive training, high tuition and a long period of time to become licensed to work. As an entry-level health care position, the LPN designation is relatively cheap and accessible for most people. The LPN certification can be completed in about one year and costs can be minimized by attending a training program offered at a local community college. There are several community college LPN programs throughout the state of New Jersey.


After completing the practical nurse education program and passing the NCLEX-PN exam the individual is licensed and able to work as an LPN. The health care sector of the economy is amongst the strongest and fastest growing so LPN employment prospects are above average. Obtaining an LPN certificate should not become a fruitless pursuit, as the demand for qualified LPNs is very high amongst hospitals, long-term care facilities and medical treatment centers. LPNs can also seek employment in private home-care settings where they provide specialized individual care for one patient within that patient’s home. These scenarios often provide flexible scheduling and above average pay rates.

The actual work performed by practical nurses includes hundreds of minor tasks that all revolve around caring for the patient and addressing their most basic needs. The LPN remains in close daily contact with their patients and delivers care in a direct format by helping the patient with bathing, feeding, toileting, personal hygiene, and other basic necessities. This is not a position for the squeamish or faint of heart as LPNs will regularly be called upon to do the “dirty work” and should have a positive attitude about the care that they are providing.

If an LPN decides this is not the career for them they can either pursue something entirely different or take another step further into the nursing field. Outside of nursing, an LPN certificate is nearly worthless as the skills cannot be applied to positions outside of the health care field. To remain in health care and climb the ladder, an LPN can pursue an ADN degree, BSN degree or RN designation. The RN position carries more job responsibilities and higher average salaries, but is still highly focused on providing nursing care to patients.


List of LPN Programs in New Jersey (NJ)

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

5080 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-2249

AVTECH Institute of Technology

50 Cragwood Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07070
Phone: (908) 222-2833

Best Care Training Institute

68 South Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 673-3900

Burlington County Institute of Technology

695 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 267-4226

Camden County College

P.O. Box 200 College
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 227-7200

Camden County Technical School

343 Berlin Cross Keys Rd
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone: (856) 767-7000

Cape May County Technical School

188 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-4399

Center for Advanced Training and Studies

50 South Center Street, Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor
Orange, NJ 07050
Phone: (973) 414-0116

Cumberland County Technical Education Center

601 Bridgeton Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 451-9000

Dover Business College

600 Getty Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: (973) 546-0123

Dover Business College

15 East Blackwell Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-6700

Essex County College LPN Program

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 877-1868

Essex County Vocational School of Practical Nursing

50 South Clinton Street, 5th Floor
East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (973) 395-8550

HoHoKus Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences

250 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 488-9400

HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: (201) 327-8877

Holy Name Hospital School of Practical Nursing

690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 833-3008

Hudson County Community College LPN Program

25 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 714-7100

J. Riggs Adult Education Center – Camden

1656 Kaighns Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 966-2479

Lincoln Technical Institute

1697 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: (877) 606-6583

Lincoln Technical Institute LPN Program

160 East Route 4
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (877) 533-8199

Lincoln Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program

1000 Howard Blvd
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (856) 722-9333

Mercer County Tech. School Health Career Center

1070 Klockner Road
Trenton, NJ 08619
Phone: (609) 587-7640

Merit Technical Institute LPN Program

620 Essex St. # 204
Harrison, NJ 07029
Phone: (973) 484-0276

Metropolitan Learning Institute

910 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Fl
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 420-6020

Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School

21 Suttons Lane
Pisacataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 985-0717

Monmouth County Vocational School District

105 Neptune Blvd., Suite 307
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 774-2040

Morris County School of Technology

400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: (973) 627-4600

New Community Corporation LPN Program

201 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: (973) 639-5637

Ocean County Vocational – Technical School

1299 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 473-3100

Passaic County Technical Institute LPN Program

197 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 389-2020

Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health Inc.

11 History Lane
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: (732) 905-5057

PRISM Career Institute Practical Nursing Program

3 Executive Campus, Ste. 280
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: (856) 317-0100

Salem Community College LPN Program

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carney’s Point, NJ 08069
Phone: (856) 351-2648

Sierra Allied Heath Academy

120 W. 7th St. Suite 100-102
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 753-2400

Somerset County Technical Institute

North Bridge St. & Vogt Drive
P.O. Box 6350
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 526-8900

The Center for Allied Health & Nursing Education

387 Main Street, Lower Level
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 489-5836

Union County College Practical Nursing Program

232 E. Second Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 791-4947

Universal Training Institute, Inc

174 Jefferson Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 826-0155

Vineland Adult Education Center Practical Nursing

48 W. Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 794-6943

Warren County Technical School LPN Program

1500 Route 57
Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908) 835-2847


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New Jersey LPN Schools

Our directory lists all New Jersey schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The New Jersey state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in New Jersey

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in New Jersey

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of New Jersey as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in New Jersey

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the New Jersey state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

New Jersey Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses