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Jersey College has solely offered nursing programs since 2004 and has graduated over 2,000 licensed professionals.

Professional Nursing Program (RN)
LPN to RN Bridge Track (RN)
Generic Track (RN) Practical Nursing Program (LPN) Nurse Residency Track

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Our New Jersey and Florida Campuses are located near major metropolitan areas easily accessible for the commuting student.

Ewing, New Jersey (NJ/PA)
Teterboro, New Jersey (NJ/NY)
Jacksonville, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Largo, Florida

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Each campus is accredited and approved by The Department of Education to offer Federal Financial Assistance to our students.  

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Begin you nursing education at Jersey College by requesting an application.  One of our admission representatives will contact you shortly.

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Teterboro, NJ(201) 489-5836
Fort Lauderdale, FL(954) 321-8890
Jacksonville, FL(904) 733-3588

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Nursing School Guide – How to become an LPN

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) can be a great opportunity to start a career in the healthcare field. Enrolling in the PN program does not require any previous nursing experience or training. During the program, students learn about the skills and responsibilities required for LPNs. If you are interested in learning more about how to become an LPN, Jersey College can provide more insight.

 

What are the job responsibilities for LPNs?

Some of the responsibilities for LPNs may include providing basic medical and nursing care, such as checking blood pressure and inserting catheters, helping patients bath and dress, reporting status of patients to RNs and the doctor.

What is the demand for LPN jobs?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment rate for LPNs is projected to grow 11 percent between 2018 and 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. In 2018, 728,900 people were employed as LPNs in the United States. The need for LPNs as well as the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase as the baby-boomer population ages.

What’s a typical salary for an LPN?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $46,240 in 2018. Some factors that may play a role in salary can include the employer, type of industry, location, and experience level.

How long does it take to become an LPN?

  • LPN training programs typically take around one year.
  • Jersey College offers a day PN program that is approximately 12-months long and an evening PN program that is approximately 18-months long.

Where do LPNs work?

LPN positions may be found in many different settings such as nursing homes and extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, schools, hospitals, and private homes.

What steps does one need to take to become an LPN?

  • Choose a nursing school with a practical nursing program
    • Once have earned your high school diploma or GED, the first step is searching for a nursing school.
    • Consider the following criteria when going on your search:
      • Location
      • Schedule Options
      • Is the school accredited?
      • What is the school’s PN NCLEX pass rate?
    • Visit schools you are considering to see what the campus feels like first hand.
      • Tour the campus to see what kind of student resources are offered
      • Visit the Simulation Lab to see hands-on learning environments offered
  • Take the entrance exam
    • Typically, LPN programs require an in order for qualified students to enroll.
  • Enrollment into Nursing School
  • Complete the LPN program
    • Students will learn about the ins and outs of providing patient care in various healthcare settings.
    • Some colleges will provide NCLEX preparation built into curriculum
    • Jersey College provides NCLEX preparation within their curriculum
  • Take the NCLEX exam
    • After graduating your PN program, you’ll need to take an NCLEX.
    • The NCLEX exam is a licensing exam that will allow you to become an LPN once successfully completed
    • You cannot become an LPN without a license
  • Find an LPN job
    • After graduating and passing your NCLEX, start seeking positions and submitting your resume.
      • Jersey College offers Career Services for students and alumni to prepare for careers in nursing
    • You could use connections you’ve made through clinical and volunteer opportunities as a starting pointing for your job search.
    • Some of the top employers for LPNs include:
      • Residential Care Facilities
      • Physicians’ Offices
      • Home Healthcare Services

If you are interested in becoming an LPN, learn more about Jersey College’s PN program.

Watch this video from a PN grad who shares her experience and has a message for anyone considering becoming a nurse!