LPN Bridge Education Programs in New Jersey

If you are an LPN seeking to become an RN, you should know your options before you choose a school. New Jersey has many LPN-RN (also called LPN Bridge) programs, each of which offers different degrees and comes at a unique cost and program length. An LPN-RN program could lead to an Associate Degree, a combined Associate Degree and Diploma in Nursing, or a Baccalaureate Degree. Familiarize yourself with what New Jersey’s LPN-RN programs have to offer in the table below. Click on school names for more information about specific programs.

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

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LPN-RN Programs

Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Degree/ Credits Earned

Estimated Cost
as of December 2021

Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

No information provided by school      
Berkley College – Woodland Park

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

No Information provided by college.

 

   
Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

5 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma & AAS Nursing
64 credits. Offer dual admission with Georgian Court University and NJCU.

In county–$145/credit.

Out of county–$253.50/credit.

Out of state–$278.50/credit

Chamberlain University

630 U.S Highway1
North Brunswick NJ 08902

No Information provided by college.

 

   
Eastwick College – Ramsey Campus

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Day Program: 18 months
Weekend Program: 18 months

  • NJBON
  • ACCSC
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degrees $36, 909.00 and fees
Essex County College

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

16 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
66 credits
Tuition $129.03/credit; not including general & student activity fees. Additional 6 credits granted after completion of 2 Bridge courses for a total of 66 credits.  Additional $4500 in course fees.
Holy Name School of Nursing

333 Hudson Terrace
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

3 semesters

 

  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree Transferable Credits St. Peters University Total cost and fees including all courses from St. Peter’s for AS degree $37,878  Total cost for tuition /fees only $23,970                          
Jersey College

564 US-46
Teterboro, NJ 07608
AND
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 7
Ewing Township, NJ  08638

Day Program: 15 months
Evening Program: 21 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS degree in nursing, 113 quarter credits $33,226 Total Program Cost, includes: Tuition, Fees, Books, Computer, and Uniforms
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Synder Schools

1200 Randolph Road
Plainfield, NJ 07060

3 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree
75 credits
$27,721 tuition, plus room & board
On Campus Resident: $12,767
Ocean County College

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
64 credits
In-county-$175.00/credit, out-of-county –$193.00/credit, out-of-state –$270.00/credit, plus additional course fee
Passaic County Community College

One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ, 07505

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
70 credits
2020-2021:In county $180/credit, out of county $245/ credit, out of state $310/credit. Course fees $270. for NUR-195 & NUR 203, $2030. for NUR-102, 201, 202.
Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

One summer session and 1 year (2 semesters)
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
68 credits
In county (Hunterdon and Somerset): $153/credit
Out of county: $198/credit
Please see the following web site for additional financial information: https://www.raritanval.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees
Rowan College at Gloucester Count

1400 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080

1 year
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
69 credits
In County: $16,354
Out of County: $17,961
Out of State: $19,461
St. Francis Medical Center

601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08629

10 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma from SFMC, Associate in Science from Mercer County Community College. 70 credits $11,920
Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

1 year
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing, 60 credits In county $17,067.00, out of county  $18,687.00. Includes ATI, virtual simulation and lab kits.
Trinitas School of Nursing

40 W Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree
73 credits
$31,000 including all pre-requisites ($23,000 if completed)

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

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (CNEA)
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON)

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