New Jersey Licensure & Registration Info

The New Jersey State Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. New Jersey is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make New Jersey their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter

Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Minimum Passing Score for Each Module: 6.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Test Passing Score: 6.5; Minimum Passing Score for Each Module: 6.0

Notes

Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes