LPN Programs in New Jersey - NJ

How to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in New Jersey

  1. Receive your high school diploma or GED. This is necessary in order to be able to get into nursing school.
  2. Find and enroll in a board-approved LPN program in New Jersey.

  1. Complete an application to become licensed as a nurse in the state of New Jersey. A $200 fee payable to the New Jersey Board of Nursing must accompany your application, as should a 2”x2” passport-sized recent photograph of yourself, a signed Certification and Authorization form to allow the state to conduct a Criminal History Background Check (along with a fee of $25.30 payable to the State of New Jersey), and a signed, notarized Affidavit. Applications are available at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nursing/nurse_app.pdf and must be mailed to:

    New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
    Division of Consumer Affairs
    New Jersey Board of Nursing
    124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
     P.O. Box 45010
    Newark, New Jersey 07101
    (973) 504-6430

  2. Apply to take the NCLEX-PN national examination for LPNs. Register online at www.pearsonvue.com and pay a $200 testing fee. The test is given at various locations across the United States, including the following locations in and around New Jersey: Trenton, Somerset, Horsham (PA), Philadelphia (PA), and Staten Island (NY).
  3. Have your nursing school send an Official Letter of Program Completion directly to the New Jersey Board of Nursing along with official transcripts.
  4. After passing the examination, you will be a licensed practical nurse permitted to practice in the state of New Jersey. Next, find a position as an LPN in the state. Potential employers of LPNs across New Jersey include Midwest Regional Home Care in Pennsville, New Jersey Firemen's Home in Boonton, The Chelsea at Bridgewater in Summit, and Mt. Olive Public Schools in Budd Lake.

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