New Jersey Nursing License

New Jersey Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the New Jersey Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

New Jersey Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$26,850$50,350$74,990 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in New Jersey can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about New Jersey nursing salary.

New Jersey Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in New Jersey. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in New JerseyScholarship Amount

Loan Repayment $120,000 over 4 years
Participants must serve in a state designated underserved area (SDUA) or health professional shortage area (HPSA) of the state; must serve full time (40 hours/week), contract a minimum of two (2) years

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is New Jersey a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in New Jersey. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in New Jersey, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of New Jersey nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in New Jersey, please let us know!


New Jersey Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing every two years. Advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses are required to complete 30 board-approved education units per renewal period.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in New Jersey

EducationMaster’s-Level Nursing Program, Including a Course in Pharmacology
ExaminationVaries for Different Certifications
Fees$100 Application Fee; $80/$160 Certificate Fee (Depending on the Expiration of Registered Professional Nurse License)
ExperienceVaries for Different Certifications
Certification RequiredNational Certification in Relevant Nursing Field, Which Must Include the Highest Level Certification Examination for That Field
RenewalRenewal fee is $160.
Additional InformationAn Active New Jersey Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.
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Registered Nurse (RN) in New Jersey

EducationCompletion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-RN
Fees$200 Application Fee; $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalRenewal fee is $80.
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $200 Application Fee and $70.25 Fingerprinting Fee.
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Jersey

EducationCompletion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program
ExaminationNCLEX-PN
Fees$200 Application Fee; $200 Examination Fee
ExperienceNone
RenewalRenewal fee is $80.
Additional InformationNone
EndorsementIndividuals with Equivalent Licensure in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to a $200 Application Fee and $70.25 Fingerprinting Fee.
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