Practical Nursing (LPN) Education Programs in New Jersey

Before choosing a school, potential Practical Nursing students should know that New Jersey has many programs, each of which offers different rewards (in addition to the LPN Certificate) and comes at a unique cost and program length. The three types of LPN programs are Community Colleges, Technical Schools, and private for-profit institutions. Familiarize yourself with what New Jersey’s LPN programs have to offer in the table below. Click on school names for more information about specific programs.

Technical Schools are unique among Practical Nursing Educational Programs because they are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Education, rather than by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

NCLEX-PN Pass rates for different programs can be found at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-PN.aspx.

Community Colleges

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Camden County College 200 College Drive, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012 1 Academic Year + Summer Session (46 Weeks) Day Program
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
42 College Credits
Approximate Cost: $11,500
Other: Books
Essex County College 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 1 Calendar Year
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
49 College Credits
Tuition: $10,000
Other: Books
Hudson County Community College 870 Bergen Avenue, F Building, Jersey City, NJ 07306 15 Month; cohorts fall and/or Spring
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate; 49 College Credits $16,319 (In-County), $23,173 (In-State), 29,705( Out of State)
Rowan College of South Jersey 3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ 08362  
  • NJBON
   
Salem Community College 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069 1 year 44-week program
  • NJBON
LPN Certificate;
36 College Credits
Tuition: $12,413 in county. Includes ATI, Virtual Simulation, Lab Supplies
Union County College 232 E. 2nd Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060 4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
LPN Certificate;
52-53 College Credits
Tuition (instate): $2,640.50 per semester
Tuition (out of state): $5,821 per semester

Technical Schools

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Atlantic County Institute of Technology 5080 Atlantic Avenue, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

11 Months (220 days)

3 Trimesters Full-time day program (M-F: 8:30-3:00)

  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
Diploma Program
No College Credits
Tuition (In County): $12,333
Tuition (out of county): $14,338
Pre-entrance exam: $91
Includes: Books, Uniforms and other fees
Burlington County Institute of Technology 695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 11 Month Program (220 days); 1540 hours; Full-time day program (M-F: 8:30-4:30); Clinicals 7:00-3:00)
  • NJDOE
  • Middle States Accreditation
LPN Diploma, No College Credits Tuition (In County): $13,386 Tuition (Out of County):$14,338 Excludes Books, Uniforms, and other fee; TEAS entrance test $102; Payment Plan and Financial Aid available.
Cape May County Technical School 188 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210      

Middlesex County Vocational Technical School 112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 15 Month Program Full-Time day program (M-F 8:45-3:30)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits
 Tuition (In County): $6,420
Tuition (Out of County): $8,430
Excludes books, uniforms, and fees.
Monmouth County Vocational School 105 Neptune Blvd., Neptune, NJ 07724 11 Month Program (3 Phases) Full-time day program (M-F 7:30-2:30) OR 15 month program
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • Monmouth County Div. of Employment & Training
  • Middle States
LPN Certificate; No College Credits/ There is an articulation with Brookdale Community College RN program to test our of Year One Tuition: $9,250
Registration Fees: $100
Books: $500 Entrance Exam Fee: $40
Morris County Vocational School 400 East Main Street, Denville, NJ 07834 11 Month Day Program. M-F 8:00-2:00
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate; No College Credits Tuition (Morris, Sussex, and Warren residents): $11.735 Tuition (all others): $12,879 Textbooks, Resources, and Uniforms: $1,500Application Fee: $50 Financial Aid Eligible
Ocean County Vocational Technical School 1299 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08753 10 Month Program; Day Program M-F 8:30-2:30
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
No College Credits Tuition (In County): $10,00.00
Tuition (Out of County): $12,00.00
Excludes: Books, Uniforms, and Other Fees
Passaic County Technical Institute 197 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470 12 Months Full-Time (day) M-F 7:45-3:15
or
24 Months Part-Time (evening) M-TH 6:00-10:00
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • NJDMAVA
LPN Certificate;
No College Credits
Tuition (In County): $6,550.00
Tuition (Out of County): $8,550 Textbooks approximate cost: $650.00
Uniforms approximate cost: $175.00
Other Fees: $245
Warren County Technical School 1500 Route 57 Washington, NJ 07882 11 Month Program (3 Semesters) Day Program (M-F 3:15PM-10:00PM)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
No College Credits (17 Optional Transferable College Credits via Rutgers University)
Diploma Program
750 Clinical Hours
Tuition: $20,000 Includes stethoscope, BP cuff, books, uniform tops, online resources through ATL, and nursing pin at time of graduation.

Other Institutions

LPN Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Program Rewards

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Avtech Institute of Technology 50 Cragwood Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07070 12 Month (LPN-Day); 18 months, bilingual LPN Day; 21 month LPN evenings; 27 month bilingual LPN Evenings
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • NJDOL
LPN Certificate
No College Credits Total Hours: 1584
Tuition (Including all course books, supplies, online course study kit): $18,000
Administration Fees (Including application, background check fee and entrance exam (TEAS Fee): $150
($3,000 discount available if TEAS score is greater than or equal to 60%) Monthly payment installments available
Berkeley College – Woodland Park Campus   Day Program 4 semesters; Evening program 5 semesters begin in September, January, and April
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
Certificate
50 Semester Credits are required for graduation
Tuition: $37,000 Includes all course textbooks, background check, supplies, uniforms (2 sets), and the cost of the first licensure exam (Both NJBON and NCLEX fees). Program tuition will be reduced for students who transfer courses in to a certificate program.
Best Care Training Institute 68 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018 12.5 Months (50 Weeks) Day Program (M-Th *;30-2:30) Evening Program (M-Th 5:oo-10:30) 4 Levels/Sections
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
  • ACICS
  • NJDLWD
Certificate LPM Program (No College Credits) Tuition: $24,346
Fees: $50 Uniforms. Books, and Lab Fees: $2,000 Graduation, Registration, Licensing & Review: $1,345
Eastwick College 10 South Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446 and 250 Moore Street Hackensack, NJ 07601 12 Months (LPN Day) 18 Months, Bilingual LPN Day; 21 Months LPN Evenings; 27 Month Bilingual LPN Evenings
  • NJBON
  • ACICS
Diploma
No College Credits
$32,462+(2,081-bks)
Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Practical Nursing 690 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 14 (15 week) semesters, 12 Month program, Day
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
17 (transferable) credits to St. Peter’s Tuition: $27,652
Jersey College 564 US-46, Teterboro, NJ 07608
&
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 7, Ewing Township
Four 12 week terms (Day) 66 Week program (Evening)
  • NJBON
  • COE
Diploma
No College Credits
Tuition: $25,446, Books: $1,920 Supplies: $950 Uniform, Kit: $375
Lincoln Technical Institute

675 U.S. 1 South, 2nd Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830

240 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652

308 W. Route 38 Moorestown, NJ 08057

12 Months Full-Time (day)
or
24 Months Part-Time (evening); 575 Clinical Hours
  • NJBON
  • ACCSC
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
Tuition: $26,000
Merit Technical Institute 620 Essex Street, Harrison, NJ 07029 54 Instructional Weeks, Full-time Day Program (M-Th: 9:00-2:00); Evening Program (M-Th 6:00-10:00)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
Tuition: $18,000
Fees: $540
Pinelands School of Practical Nursing and Allied Health 1901 Lakewood Road, Suite 300 Toms Rover, NJ 08755 12 Months with two full-time programs: Day program (M-Th 9-2:30) Evening Program (M-Th 5-10:30)
  • NJBON
  • NJDOE
LPN Certificate
No College Credits
43 College Credits (non-transferable)
Tuition: $15,000
Fees: $1,000
Prism Career Institute – Cherry Hill 3 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 No Information Provided By School      
Prism Career Institute – West Atlantic City Bayport One Building 8025 Black Horse Pike West Atlantic City, NJ 08232 No Information Provided By School      
Universal Training Institute 174 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 No Information Provided By School

   

*Organizations that approve and/or accredit Practical Nursing Schools include:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
  • Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Middle States
  • Monmouth County Division of Employment & Training
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON)
  • New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD)
  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (NJDMAVA)

Data was collected either directly from the school websites or via phone verification. NJCCN cannot ensure accuracy of information.