The Berkeley College School of Health Studies is committed to excellence in nursing education. Current programs prepare students to enter this rewarding, in-demand field and to enhance their skills and expand their career opportunities.
The Practical Nurse Certificate program prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, which is required to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Students learn to provide basic medical care and perform administrative tasks. Graduates often begin careers in physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, or home healthcare settings.
The LPN to B.S.N. program is the only on-site LPN to B.S.N. program in New Jersey. Licensed, experienced LPNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). With advanced skills and training, graduates can qualify for higher-level positions and pursue graduate degrees.
Berkeley College’s Nursing programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of New Jersey. Licensure, however, is not automatic. In addition to successfully passing the National Council Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants be of a good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another state are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from state to state.