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The Northeastern state of New Jersey stands true to its motto ‘liberty and prosperity.’ Neighboring the US states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, it is the 4th smallest state while being ranked as the 11th in terms of its population. The Garden State is famous for its various museums, performing arts theaters, theme parks, and the Jersey Shore. It is home to many ground-breaking innovations in history such as the light bulb, the electric train, the transistors, the motion picture camera, the FM radio, the postcard, even the use of submarines in warfare, etc.


New Jersey enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the nation. For those waiting to join the healthcare industry, there are several nursing programs offered in New Jersey such as DNP programs widespread across the state in 4 different institutions. A Registered Nurse can expect a starting salary of $81,464 moving up to $116,378 per annum.


According to the Bureau of Labor statistics currently there are78,180 RN’s working in the state. However it should be noted that till 2020 there is a mega 43% shortfall of nurses in the state, demand is exceeding the supply considerably. The New Jersey Board of Nursing is responsible for all legal and license matters.


  • Registered Nurses: 78,180

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 14,690

  • Hourly Wage: $36.76

  • Hourly Wage: $24.65

  • Yearly Wage: $76,460

  • Yearly Wage: $51,270

new-jersey Nursing News

Jan 09, 2015

  Emily Webb’s new book, “Angels of Death” piles up stories about doctors and nurses who lurk the hospitals in disguise, working graveyard shifts, driven by an ulterior motive — the motive to kill.  Their closest weapon is the prescription drugs that are always at their immediate disposal and their victims include the weak, the Read more…

May 27, 2014

Harbor View Health Care Center in Jersey City is being sued by a women’s family when a woman died after staying there. Hudson Country jury awarded a family with a reward of $13.2M for suing a nursing home for its negligence after a female resident died a painful death. Mary Dwyr lived in that nursing Read more…

Jun 04, 2013

Healthcare is one industry that is closely connected to continuous research and study. In the 21st century, information technology is no longer a matter of choice for research in many fields including therapy and nursing care. With the passage of time, many long-term-nursing care centers are adopting the digital way to ensure quality care for Read more…

Apr 02, 2013

A New Jersey nursing and rehabilitation company hopes to set the Guinness World record for the largest gathering of centenarians; people aged 100 or over. The event is to be held on May 19 at the Regency Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation in Somerset.   Previously, the centenarian record was 28 which took place on the Read more…