New Jersey Licensure & Registration Info

The New Jersey Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in New Jersey must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. New Jersey is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

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

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: 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

Exams 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

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: 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

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

Notes

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