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2022 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

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$33,389 Avg Salary
$12,393 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2019-2020, 86,912 practical nursing and nursing assistants students received a degree or certificate, making the major the #2 most popular in the country.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which nursing program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Nursing Degree Search has created the Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 112 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for nursing students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2022 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

Top 15% Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools

Our analysis found Eastern Center for Arts and Technology to be the best school for practical nursing and nursing assistants students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the Middle Atlantic Region . Eastern Center for Arts and Technology is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Willow Grove.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology carry an average student debtload of $21,620.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the large suburb of Harrison, Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing majors at Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program accumulate an average of around $15,701 in student debt.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the suburb of Hicksville, Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing is a public college with a fairly small student population.

Practical Nursing majors at Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing take out an average of $15,628 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the city of Brooklyn, AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing carry an average student debtload of $22,097.

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Out of the 112 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Area Career & Technology Center landed the # 5 spot on the list. Western Area Career & Technology Center is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of Canonsburg.

On average, practical nursing graduates from Western Area Career & Technology Center take out $20,452 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#6

Best Care College

East Orange, NJ

With a ranking of #6, Best Care College did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of East Orange, Best Care College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Franklin County Career and Technology Center did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Franklin County Career and Technology Center is a small public school located in the rural area of Chambersburg.

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#8

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Brentwood, NY

Eastern Suffolk BOCES came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Brentwood, Eastern Suffolk BOCES is a public college with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from Eastern Suffolk BOCES carry an average student debtload of $13,071.

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Chester County Intermediate Unit ranked #9 on this year’s Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Chester County Intermediate Unit is a small public school located in the large suburb of Downingtown.

Practical Nursing majors at Chester County Intermediate Unit take out an average of $18,232 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career is a small public school located in the distant town of Lewisburg.

On average, practical nursing graduates from Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career take out $10,849 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program is a public school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program carry an average student debtload of $13,905.

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Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. MSWSPN is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Geneva.

On average, practical nursing graduates from MSWSPN take out $19,610 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for practical nursing and nursing assistants students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the suburb of Lebanon, Lebanon County Career & Technology Center is a public college with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that practical nursing majors at Lebanon County Career & Technology Center take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $23,141.

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Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology is a small public school located in the distant town of Lewistown.

On average, practical nursing graduates from Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology take out $14,436 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#15

Jersey College

Teterboro, NJ

With a ranking of #15, Jersey College did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Jersey College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Teterboro.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from Jersey College carry an average student debtload of $23,153. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $85.

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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for practical nursing and nursing assistants students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County is a small public school located in the small city of Scranton.

Practical Nursing majors at Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County take out an average of $21,370 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Nursing & Nursing Assistants students in the Middle Atlantic Region that almost earned our Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
17 Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Goshen, NY
18 PITC Institute Wyncote, PA
19 Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing Lake Katrine, NY
20 Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Hudson Falls, NY
21 Monmouth County Vocational School District Freehold, NJ
22 Greene County Career and Technology Center Waynesburg, PA

Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Colleges by State

Explore the best practical nursing and nursing assistants colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New Jersey 1,690
Maryland 217
Delaware 159
Pennsylvania 2,029
New York 3,432

Practical Nursing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 45,594
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 36,349
Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 4,969

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 313,362

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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