LPN Bridge Education Programs in New Jersey

If you are an LPN seeking to become an RN, you should know your options before you choose a school. New Jersey has many LPN-RN (also called LPN Bridge) programs, each of which offers different degrees and comes at a unique cost and program length. An LPN-RN program could lead to an Associate Degree, a combined Associate Degree and Diploma in Nursing, or a Baccalaureate Degree. Familiarize yourself with what New Jersey’s LPN-RN programs have to offer in the table below. Click on school names for more information about specific programs.

NCLEX-RN Pass rates for different programs can be found at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-RN.aspx.

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LPN-RN Programs

Program Name


Length of Program

Accredited by*

Degree/ Credits Earned

Estimated Cost
as of May 2023

Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

5 semesters
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing $24,339
Berkley College – Woodland Park

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

7 semesters.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
120 semester credits required for graduation
$25,300 per academic year
Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

5 semesters
  • ACEN
Diploma & AAS Nursing
64 credits. Offer dual admission with Georgian Court University and NJCU.

In county–$192/credit.

Out of county–$258.50/credit.

Out of state–$283.50/credit

Camden County College

 200 College Drive, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ

15 months, days, (Begins in May) Summer, fall, spring, summer
  • ACEN
AS in nursing, 60 credits Tuition and fees approximately $15,000
Capital Health School of Nursing

601 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08629

10 months
  • ACEN
Diploma from SFMC, Associate in Science from Mercer County Community College. 70 credits $11,920
Eastwick College – Ramsey Campus

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446

18 months for Associate Degree; 30 months for BSN
Diploma in nursing with Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing. OR Bachelor of Science in Nursing $36,430 for Associate Degree; $68,280 for BSN
Essex County College

303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

16 months
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
66 credits
Tuition $134.24/credit in- county; $268.49 out-county, not including general & student activity fees. 6 credits granted after completion of 2 Bridge courses for a total of 66 credits. Additional $4500 in course fees.
Holy Name School of Nursing

333 Hudson Terrace
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

3 semesters


  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree Transferable Credits St. Peters University Total cost and fees including all courses from St. Peter’s for AAS degree $38,168.  Total cost for tuition /fees only $24,460.
Hudson County College

70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

1.5 years Day, Eve, WK
  • ACEN
Associate in Science-Nursing 71 credits $149.00 Per credit in County and $550 per credit lab fee.
Jersey College

564 US-46
Teterboro, NJ 07608
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 7
Ewing Township, NJ  08638

Day Program: 15 months
Evening Program: 21 months
  • ACEN
AAS degree in nursing, 113 quarter credits $39,323 Total Program Cost, includes: Tuition, Fees, Books, Computer, and Uniforms
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Synder Schools

1200 Randolph Road
Plainfield, NJ 07060

3 semesters
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree
75 credits
$28,199.75 tuition, plus room & board
On Campus Resident: $12,767
Ocean County College

1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753

4 semesters
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
73 credits
In-county-$180.00/credit, Out-of-county –$198.00/credit, Out-of-state –$270.00/credit, plus additional course fee
Passaic County Community College

One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ, 07505

4 semesters
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
70 credits
2022-2023: In county $180/credit, Out of county $242/ credit, Out of state $310/credit. Course fees $275. for NUR-195 & NUR 203, $2580 for NUR-102, 201, 202.
Raritan Valley Community College

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

One summer session and 1 year (2 semesters)
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
65 credits
In county (Hunterdon and Somerset) $174 per credit and Out of county $254 per credit. Please see the following web site for additional financial information: https://www.raritanval.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees
Rowan College of South Jersey

1400 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080

1 year
  • ACEN
AAS Nursing
69 credits
In County: $114 per credit
Out of County: $142 per credit
Plus fees, uniforms, books, equipment, and traveling expenses.
Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

37 Weeks
  • ACEN
Associate in Applied Science Nursing, 60 credits In county $16,940. Includes 60 credits (General Education and Nursing Course), nursing fees, ATI, virtual simulation and lab kits. .
Trinitas School of Nursing

40 W Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

4 semesters
  • ACEN
Diploma in Nursing & AAS Degree
73 credits

Nursing Courses: $24,798

General Education Courses: $11,304

*Organizations that approve and/or accredit Practical Nursing Schools include:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (CNEA)
  • New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON)

Data was collected either directly from the school websites or via phone verification. NJCCN cannot ensure accuracy of information.