Berkeley College’s School of Health Studies is committed to excellence in nursing education and offers an LPN to BSN degree and Practical Nurse certificate programs. Both programs prepare students to enter this rewarding, in-demand healthcare field and to enhance their skills, and expand their career opportunities.

The LPN to BSN program affords licensed, experienced LPNs an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and prepare to participate in 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.

The Practical Nurse Certificate program combines a humanistic theory and lecture with clinical practice. Students learn to provide basic nursing care and perform administrative tasks. Graduates often begin careers in physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, or home healthcare settings.

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 Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants consent to have a criminal history background check performed and they must be of good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another state are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from state to state.

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