There are many LPN to RN bridge programs online, I would contact the school where you initial recieved your education about options they have. I would also look into your local community college. I also live in NJ and understand your frustration about not finding a job. But if you return to school I would strongly suggest you enroll in a BSN program. I have 16 years of critical care experience but now all hospitals are requiring BSN, or signing a waiver to ontain your BSN within 5 years of hire. I would also suggest looking into first responder experience, as an LPN with first responder experience (even if it is volunteer) may help get you a job as an ER tech. Good Luck !