New Jersey Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in New Jersey

The need for nurses in New Jersey is great due to the aging nurse personnel and the increasing healthcare needs of New Jerseyans, particularly amongst senior citizens age 65 and older whom are expected to make up 1.8 million of the population by 2020. Subsequently, the workforce projections for the state predict a shortage of more than 40,000 nurses by the year 2020. The median salary for nurses in New Jersey is $71,779 per year, which exceeds the national median, making New Jersey among the top five highest paying states in the nation. Some of the leading employers for registered nurses in New Jersey include Bergen Regional Medical Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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About New Jersey

In the 19th century, New Jersey drove the Industrial Revolution with the formation of factories across the state. In modern New Jersey, these industries in addition to pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, agriculture, and tourism contribute to the state’s prospering economy. The state boasts the second highest per capita gross state product out of all fifty states and has the largest concentration of millionaire households in the nation. The capital of “The Garden State” is Trenton, and the largest city is Newark. The relatively small state offers big opportunities for recreation with beautiful beaches across the state and on Long Beach Island, numerous national parks, rivers, casinos in Atlantic City, major sporting events, music, museums, theaters, historic landmarks and favorite American-passtimes, like diners and boardwalks.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

81,590

2020

90,640

$73,030

Avg. Salary

125

Number of nursing programs in state

73

Number of hospitals in state

66

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in New Jersey

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • Accelerated BS in Nursing
      • RN to BSN to MSN
      • MS in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Felician College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • ABSN
      • RN-BSN Fast Track Program

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • New Jersey City University +
    • Programs Offered

      • RN-BSN
      • ABSN

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey – Newark +
    • Programs Offered

      BSN Accelerated 2nd Degree BS RN to BS School Nurse Certificate MSN DNP PhD in Nursing  

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Seton Hall University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • BSN - Second Degree
      • BSN - Accelerated Program
      • Clinical Nurse Leader
      • RN-BSN (Online)
      • MSN Bridge Program
      • Case Management Certificate
      • Health Systems Administration Certificate
      • Post Masters Certificate
      • School Nurse Certification
           

      Accreditation

      CCNE