Licensed Practical Nursing

Please see entrance test requirements below and send results as soon as possible as seats are limited.

Note: Per clinical offsite guidelines, proof of current Covid-19 vaccination status is required for all students.

Upcoming Courses:

All classes meet Mondays through Fridays from 7:30am-2:30pm at Neptune Annex and clinical locations vary.

   Extended-paced, 15 month program: December  2023- Jan  2024

(No Classes: School Holidays and no classes Mid-July through August)

Adult Education-the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s Practical Nursing program is one of studies and practical experience to prepare students to meet the State requirements for licensure as a practical nurse in New Jersey.  Approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the New Jersey State Department of Education, and the Council on Occupation Education graduates are eligible to take the Practical Nursing Licensure Examination for the State of New Jersey.

* Application Process*

Remote entrance testing is available through Brookdale Community College. The link for the Brookdale Community College Remote Testing Process is Here: BCCinstructions. Please send the Monmouth County Vocational Director of Adult Education, Dana Schaed Ed.D., an email with a copy of your scores. A screenshot or copy of your scores should be sent via email to   Once we receive your scores you will get an email from us with next steps.

For questions about the LPN program and about what the passing scores are you should call the Neptune Annex school at 732-431-7245 ext 0.

Recently our LPN Program was ranked Number 2 in New Jersey!


Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

The Next LPN Class Starts December 2023.

Starting in 1958, the MCVSD Practical Nursing Program has graduated over 4,100 students. For the past five years in a row the Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate has remained at 100%. This course offers academic studies and clinical experience to prepare students to meet the state requirements for licensure as a practical nurse in New Jersey. It is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by Middle States. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX in New Jersey. Classes are admitted in September. Each class is assigned to an affiliating hospital/nursing home for clinical experience.

Tuition is $12,500 for the 2023/2024 school year payable in three payments. Financial aid and grants are available for qualified applicants. Approved by the Department of Education for veterans benefits and the Monmouth County Division of Employment & Training. Refunds will be honored based on board policy.

The following items are NOT included in tuition:

  •  Clinical Uniforms
  •  Classroom Uniforms
  • Clinical Watch
  • Student Medical Kit
  • Graduation Pin/Corsage
  • NCLEX review

Applicants must be 18 years of age upon entering the program, must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and pass a qualifying test ($65 fee). After passing the qualifying test the applicant must pay a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Not included in fees: a complete physical examination, a criminal background check, books, and a CPR certification.

Our dedicated nursing instructors: Mrs. Torelli, Mrs. Pritchard, and Mrs. Munson








The Monmouth County Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socio-economic status.


Phase I: Classroom and Clinical
Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Personal & Community Health, Pharmacology, Growth & Development, Personal & Professional Relationships, Fundamentals of Nursing and Vocational Aspects.

Phase II: Clinical and Classroom
Medical/Surgical Nursing I & II

Phase III: Clinical and Classroom
Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics & Psychiatric Nursing

Other expenses include physical exams, malpractice insurance, uniforms, textbooks, supplies, criminal background check, NJ State Board License fees, finger printing, NCLEX testing fees, and graduation fees (approx. $1,200).

  • Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Education annually.
  • Refunds made after the first class will be honored based on Board policy.
  • Financial Aid available for qualifying students
  • Program approved by the NJ Department of Education, NJ Board of Nursing, and the Monmouth County Division of Employment and Training.
  • Accredited by Middle States
  • Post Office boxes are not acceptable as proof of residents.

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age upon entering program
  • High School, GED, or equivalent diploma
  • Official High School or equivalent transcript
  • Qualifying Test (Entrance Exam: You must pre-register)
  • Physical Examination
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Orientation
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • CPR For Healthcare Provider Certification

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