Find Local or Online
Nursing Programs

Select a program:

Select your state:


Follow NurseGroups on Pinterest

New Jersey LPN Certification (NJ)

New Jersey LPN Certification Prerequisites

Applicants to New Jersey LPN programs are often required to hold a current license as a certified nurse assistant (CNA). Typically, LPN programs require applicants to possess a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many LPN programs have specific course prerequisites, such as nutrition, biology, and college-level English.

Required hours for New Jersey LPN Certification

In New Jersey, the licensed practical nursing education requirement is satisfied by completing a New Jersey LPN training program. Typically, LPN certificate courses are offered by a community college or vocational school. This program must be approved by the New Jersey Nursing Board. Upon course completion, the student is eligible to take the LPN licensing exam. Most LPN programs take 8 to 12 months (1 year) to complete, though 2 year LPN programs are also offered.

You should contact your educational institution of choice to learn more about the individual school's specific program application process, classroom course work & credit requirements. While preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam, students pursue both classroom course work and supervised clinical practice. LPN class subjects include biology, physiology, first aid, anatomy, nutrition, chemistry, obstetrics, and pediatrics. This website contains an ever-growing number of free online resources for finding an accredited LPN program in New Jersey

.

New Jersey LPN Certification Requirements

LPN students need a high school diploma or GED. You will also need to complete the required prep courses for New Jersey LPN Certification, as well as a criminal background check. The last yet most critical of the LPN requirements is having to pass the LPN Entrance Exam. This is commonly referred to as the NCLEX-PN exam.

Additionally, the majority of states require that LPNs meet several physical strength and health requirements. Among these LPN requirements are:

  • Ability to lift heavy weights (70 pounds or more)
  • Pulling and pushing of emergency carts and stretchers in routine shift of 8 hours or more.
  • The use of hands and shoulders to fill in insurance forms, entry forms and to reach to high up places to replace IVs and other appliances
  • Repeated standing, walking, squatting and running in the normal 8 hours shifts required for a normal LPN schedule
  • Operating and shifting heavy medical equipment like mobile X-rays devices, sonograph machines, IV stands, radiation shields, etc
  • Near perfect vision to be able to read fine prints on medication bottles and history charts
  • Carrying of incapacitated patients up to 45 pounds in weight
  • Helping patients to replace or attach new prostheses and carrying such prostheses for patients who cannot do so themselves

New Jersey LPN Certification Resources

 

Featured Schools Accepting Students in New Jersey


Attend Courses
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


Attend Courses
Online
Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs Offered

Attend Courses
Online
Earn your Master's degree online from Norwich University.

Programs Offered

Attend Courses
Online

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.


Nearby Campuses:
Washington, DC

Located on a beautiful campus in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America (CUA) is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Founded in 1887 as a center for graduate study, CUA has evolved into a modern American university, committed not only to graduate but also to undergraduate and professional education. The University is dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, seeking to discover, preserve and impart truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

Catholic University has more than 40 research centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary collaborative arrangements currently in place and is home to approximately 7,000 students from 50 states and 85 countries. The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and 97 percent of the full-time faculty has doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields. At CUA, you will find a supportive and friendly learning environment where students experience personal attention from dedicated faculty members and caring advisers who are committed to nurturing your potential for professional and personal success.

Star Career Academy - the career school of choice. What makes us unique, and unlike other trade schools, is the dedication of our staff to provide performance-based occupational training.


Programs Offered

Nearby Campuses:
South Plainfield, NJ
Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs Offered

Nearby Campuses:
Iselin, NJ
Turn your love of medicine into a rewarding career at Sanford-Brown Institute. Learn more today.

Nearby Campuses:
Toms River, NJ
Clifton, NJ
Get started on your career at American Institute.

Programs Offered