LPN School in New Jersey - NJ
Practical nursing programs are available at vocational schools throughout the state. Most practical nursing programs take about one year to complete, and include courses in anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of nursing, contemporary health issues, vocational adjustment, nutrition and diet therapy, growth and development, introduction to pharmacology, psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing, and maternal and child health. Clinical hours are also included in curriculums for practical nursing programs. Other schools in which students earn nursing diplomas, and more advanced nursing degrees such as bachelor's degrees that are approved by the state are also available online.
Once licensed as a practical nurse in New Jersey, licenses are renewed every two years. LPNs must pay a renewal fee and complete 30 approved contact hours of continuing education every two years. Approved continuing education hours included those sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the NJ Department of Education, or other state Boards of Nursing . Continuing education courses should be chosen by LPNs keeping in mind the attempt to maintain current, competent and safe nursing practice. Licenses can be renewed online at www.newjersey.mylicense.com.