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New Jersey Board of Nursing



(973) 504-6430
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Joanne Leone​
Executive Director

Deborah Zuccarelli, BSN, RN​
Deputy Executive Director

P.O. Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Registering with and reporting to the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS)

On January 5, 2021, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs issued Administrative Order 2021-04, which requires licensed health care providers who are authorized to administer vaccines to register and report to the NJIIS when administering a vaccine for COVID-19. Registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses should read and familiarize themselves with the requirements of this order.

The New Jersey Board of Nursing was established in 1912 to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jersey's residents by ensuring that those who practice nursing are qualified and competent to do so. This board licenses registered nurses and practical nurses, and regulates the nursing profession in New Jersey. The board certifies advanced practice nurses, sexual assault forensic nurses, and certified homemaker-home health aides. The board accredits nursing schools and approves clinical affiliates.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • regulate the practice of nursing;
  • approve nursing education programs and certified homemaker-home health aide certification programs;
  • license nurses;
  • certify homemaker-home health aides;
  • regulate the duties of certified homemaker-home health aides; and
  • ensure that nurses and certified homemaker-home health aides perform their duties in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • ensuring that nurses and certified homemaker- home health aides meet the requisite educational requirements for licensure or certification;
  • investigating and prosecuting nurses and certified homemaker-home health aides who do not perform their duties in compliance with State laws; and
  • adopting rules, regulations and policies governing the practice of nursing and certified homemaker-home health aides.

Last Modified: 1/7/2021 6:30 AM