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.

LPN-RN Programs

Program Name

Address

Length of Program

Approved/
Accredited by*

Degree/ Credits Earned

Estimated Cost
as of December 2018

Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits
$21,801.40
Berkley College – Woodland Park

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

4 year
  • NJBON
Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN)
120 credits
$100,192 all included
Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

5 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma & AAS Nursing
68 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

3 years
(9 semesters)
  • CCNE
  • NJBON (Provisional)
BSN
122 credits
$675/credit
Total of $88,045
Cumberland County College

3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360

15 months
(4 Semesters)
  • NJBON
61 Credits Country Residents $120/credit
Out of County Residents $130/credit
Eastwick College – Ramsey Campus

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Day Program: 18 months
Evening Program: 24 months

  • NJBON
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degrees $35,315.00 & Fees
Essex County College

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

16 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
66 credits

Tuition & Fees $166.50/credit

58 credit hrs at $9657.00 cost

Additional 6 credits  after completion of 2 Bridge course for a total of 66 credits.

Additional $4500 in course fees

Overall cost $14,157.00 not including uniforms, book, supplies, health insurance, medical clearance & CBC

Holy Name School of Nursing

690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

5 semesters

National League for Nursing

  • CNEA
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree Transferable Credits St. Peters University Approx. $19,110 1st year
$17,745 2nd year Plus Fees
Jersey College

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

Day Program: 18 months
Evening Program: 24 months
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree $35,747.00 Tuition & Fees
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
Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

Currently not accepting applications. LPN-RN on hold for curriculum review
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Currently not accepting applications.
Ocean County College

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • CNEA
AAS Nursing
64 credits
In County $126/credit
Out of County $189/ credit
Out of State $252/credit
Passaic County Community College

One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ, 07505

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
70 credits
In County $126/credit
Out of County $189/ credit
Out of State $252/credit
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   AAS Nursing
65 credits
$10, 048.25
Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

1 year
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma from SFMC, AAS from Mercer County Community College.
70 credits
In County: $16,354
Out of County: $17,961
Out of State: $19,461
Trinitas School of Nursing

40 W Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

4 semesters
  • NJBON
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree
75 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)