New Jersey Nursing Guide - How to Become, Licensure, Requirements

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the New Jersey Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 1/28/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in New Jersey
Nursing Licenses in New Jersey Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Yes
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No

New Jersey Nursing Salaries

New Jersey Nursing Salaries
NJ Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Annual Mean Wage Atlantic City-Hammonton Annual Mean Wage Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $56,290 $55,640 $50,070 $55,360
Registered Nurse $82,750 $91,160 $80,000 $77,680
Nurse Practitioner $122,100 $126,570 $120,170 $106,690
Nurse Anesthetist $189,150 $193,600 Not Available $177,120
Nurse Midwife $113,980 $113,370 Not Available $98,480

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates New Jersey in January 2020.

There are many paths to becoming 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 Alabama, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

New Jersey is not yet a Nursing Licensure Compact state, but is awaiting implementation of the NLC.

Prescriptive Authority in New Jersey

According to the New Jersey Board of Nursing, advanced practice nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substances in collaboration with a physician. A $20 fee is required.

Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in New Jersey

APNs in New Jersey include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Education: Master’s-Level Nursing Program, Including a Course in Pharmacology

Examination: Varies for Different Certifications

Certification Required: National certification in relevant nursing field, which must include the highest level certification examination for that field.

Fees:

  • $100 Application Fee
  • $80/$160 Certificate Fee (Depending on the Expiration of Registered Professional Nurse License)
  • Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience: Varies for Different Certifications

Additional Information: An Active New Jersey Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $160.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in New Jersey

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $80 Application Fee
  • $120 License Fee
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $200 application fee and $58.69 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $120.

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Jersey

Education: Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $80 Application Fee
  • $120 License Fee
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $200 application fee and $58.69 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $125.

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers was retrieved from the New Jersey Board of Nursing, as of January 2020.

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