How to Become an LPN in New Jersey
To become an LPN in New Jersey you will need to:
- Attend a practical nursing program in the United States.
- Complete and send an application package for licensure to the New Jersey Board of Nursing. You can get an application form at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursing/nurse_app.pdf. The application package should include a passport-size photo, the completed application form, and the certification and authorization forms, as well as a check for a total of $200 made out to the State of New Jersey. (This is a $75 application fee, $120 license fee, and $5 surcharge.)
- Pass the Criminal History Background Check clearance.
- Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
Did you know that LPNs in New Jersey earn a mean hourly wage of $23.83 or a mean annual wage of $49,570?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
New Jersey Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6430
Fax: (973) 648-3481