License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Registered Professional Nurse 14,143 13,572 13,480 14,297 14,090
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,007 4,479 4,370 4,474 4,213
Nurse Practitioner 917 1,102 1,163 1,383 1,615

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2014

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,505 Jefferson 1,174 Saratoga 3,397
Allegany 540 Kings 18,154 Schenectady 2,443
Bronx 8,526 Lewis 275 Schoharie 290
Broome 2,789 Livingston 922 Schuyler 212
Cattaraugus 824 Madison 1,048 Seneca 363
Cayuga 1,079 Monroe 10,482 Steuben 1,229
Chautauqua 1,363 Montgomery 718 St. Lawrence 1,506
Chemung 1,256 Nassau 22,288 Suffolk 20,188
Chenango 491 New York 9,845 Sullivan 983
Clinton 1,222 Niagara 2,984 Tioga 738
Columbia 901 Oneida 3,582 Tompkins 852
Cortland 546 Onondaga 7,628 Ulster 2,185
Delaware 482 Ontario 1,805 Warren 1,041
Dutchess 4,599 Orange 5,364 Washington 690
Erie 14,095 Orleans 416 Wayne 1,161
Essex 467 Oswego 1,304 Westchester 12,367
Franklin 714 Otsego 974 Wyoming 528
Fulton 624 Putnam 1,594 Yates 348
Genesee 935 Queens 20,471 NYS TOTAL 224,730
Greene 821 Rensselaer 2,456 OTHER US 53,459
Hamilton 57 Richmond 7,299 NON-US 4,926
Herkimer 813 Rockland 5,777 TOTAL 283,115

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,209 Jefferson 810 Saratoga 977
Allegany  282 Kings 5,268 Schenectady 913
Bronx 3,340 Lewis 275 Schoharie 162
Broome 739 Livingston 351 Schuyler 86
Cattaraugus 501 Madison 488 Seneca 183
Cayuga 539 Monroe 3,509 Steuben 647
Chautauqua 806 Montgomery 336 St. Lawrence 624
Chemung 540 Nassau 3,470 Suffolk 5,621
Chenango 388 New York 946 Sullivan 381
Clinton 401 Niagara 1,191 Tioga 239
Columbia 325 Oneida 1,579 Tompkins 183
Cortland 279 Onondaga 2,943 Ulster 964
Delaware 342 Ontario 619 Warren 372
Dutchess 1,542 Orange 1,273 Washington 451
Erie 4,538 Orleans 251 Wayne 682
Essex 231 Oswego 922 Westchester 2,347
Franklin 362 Otsego 465 Wyoming 345
Fulton 298 Putnam 360 Yates 125
Genesee 406 Queens 4,805 NYS TOTAL 66,365
Greene 286 Rensselaer 925 OTHER US 6,341
Hamilton 10 Richmond 1,132 NON-US 68
Herkimer 650 Rockland 1,131 TOTAL 72,774

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 284 Jefferson 85 Saratoga 183
Allegany 36 Kings 1,274 Schenectady 114
Bronx 486 Lewis     16 Schoharie 22
Broome 250 Livingston 56 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 38 Madison 80 Seneca 20
Cayuga 83 Monroe 1,125 Steuben 68
Chautauqua 69 Montgomery 28 St. Lawrence 81
Chemung 91 Nassau 1,672 Suffolk 1,730
Chenango 20 New York 1,400 Sullivan 46
Clinton 67 Niagara

155

Tioga 52
Columbia

51

Oneida 274 Tompkins

100

Cortland 43 Onondaga 868 Ulster 111
Delaware 38 Ontario 171 Warren 62
Dutchess 254 Orange 304 Washington 16
Erie 1,108 Orleans 23 Wayne 81
Essex 13 Oswego 99 Westchester 1097
Franklin 35 Otsego 87 Wyoming 21
Fulton 27 Putnam 110 Yates

37

Genesee 69 Queens 1,136 NYS TOTAL 16,912
Greene 29 Rensselaer 143 OTHER US 2,850
Hamilton 3 Richmond 421 NON-US 60
Herkimer 43 Rockland 400 TOTAL 19,822

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 509 200 5 714
Adult Health 4,889 786 12 5.687
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 62 14 0 76
Family Health 6,588 997 27 7,612
Gerontology 604 123 0 727
Holistic Nursing 40 18 1 59
Neonatology 223 58 2 283
Obstetrics & Gynecology 298 41 1 340
Oncology 26 5 0 31
Palliative Care 25 10 1 36
Pediatrics 1,581 261 3 1,845
Perinatology 25 2 0 27
Psychiatry 1,310

216

5 1,531
School Health 11 0 0 11
Women's Health 724 119 3 843
TOTAL 16,912 2,850 60 19,822

* County of location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the State Education Department. This address may either be the licensee's home or practice address. Licensees must be registered in order to practice within New York State; being registered, however, does not necessarily mean the licensee is actively engaged in practice.

** An RN may hold certification in more than one specialty. All nurse practitioners must also maintain current registration of their registered professional nurse license.

Last Updated: August 25, 2014