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LPN Training in New Jersey

How to Become an LPN in New Jersey

To become an LPN in New Jersey you will need to:

  1. Attend a practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Complete and send an application package for licensure to the New Jersey Board of Nursing. You can get an application form here. 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.)
  3. Pass the Criminal History Background Check clearance.
  4. Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. 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


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