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Schools offering Nursing in New Jersey

Students looking for a fast-paced career in one of the country's major health care corridors can consider online nursing schools in New Jersey. The aging of the U.S. population and a focus on preventive medicine are fueling demand for nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS counted more than 2.6 million registered nurses nationally in 2010, and it expects that number to increase between 2008 and 2018.

New Jersey RNs earned a mean annual salary of $75,440 in 2010, which was higher than the mean yearly wage of $67,720 for RNs nationwide; the BLS reports that licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state earned $50,950 in 2010.

Traditional and online nursing schools in New Jersey

The ideal nursing student is someone who has a natural desire to help others and an aptitude for science and psychology. Programs offer bachelor's and associate degree programs with courses that delve into microbiology, psychology, chemistry and anatomy. Schooling typically takes two to four years, depending on the degree and any specialty training. All states require nurses to pass a national licensing test.

The state has 8.7 million residents and a wide variety of educational options, including campus-based schools such as Rutgers College in Newark and Seton Hall in South Orange. New Hampshire nursing schools online include Thomas Edison State College, which features distance learning programs for RNs.

Careers for grads of New Jersey nursing schools online

When job hunting, graduates have choices ranging from small clinics and medical offices to regional health care employers such as Virtua, based in Marlton. The company employs close to 10,000 clinical and administrative personnel and physicians in New Jersey's western sector.

The proximity to New York and Pennsylvania allows job seekers to expand their career search. Beyond the educational and employment options, many recreational opportunities also draw people to New Jersey.

Nursing Schools in New Jersey

This list also contains online schools that accept students from New Jersey

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