License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Registered Professional Nurse 13,572 13,480 14,297 14,090 14,376
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,479 4,370 4,474 4,213 3616
Nurse Practitioner 1,102 1,163 1,383 1,615 1,678

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2015

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,643 Jefferson 1,219 Saratoga 3,461
Allegany 551 Kings 18,595 Schenectady 2,513
Bronx 8,686 Lewis 271 Schoharie 283
Broome 2,819 Livingston 959 Schuyler 218
Cattaraugus 832 Madison 1,083 Seneca 381
Cayuga 1,110 Monroe 10,833 Steuben 1,236
Chautauqua 1,368 Montgomery 724 St. Lawrence 1,529
Chemung 1,278 Nassau 22,856 Suffolk 20,606
Chenango 516 New York 9,940 Sullivan 997
Clinton 1,242 Niagara 3,048 Tioga 746
Columbia 911 Oneida 3,633 Tompkins 890
Cortland 553 Onondaga 7,824 Ulster 2,218
Delaware 492 Ontario 1,883 Warren 1,084
Dutchess 4,682 Orange 5,451 Washington 714
Erie 14,472 Orleans 434 Wayne 1,203
Essex 464 Oswego 1,344 Westchester 12,553
Franklin 717 Otsego 1,001 Wyoming 542
Fulton 649 Putnam 1,627 Yates 353
Genesee 950 Queens 21,106 NYS TOTAL 229,936
Greene 832 Rensselaer 2,522 OTHER US 54,964
Hamilton 58 Richmond 7,577 NON-US 4,743
Herkimer 814 Rockland 5,840 TOTAL 289,643

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,168 Jefferson 808 Saratoga 945
Allegany  275 Kings 5,137 Schenectady 895
Bronx 3,317 Lewis 271 Schoharie 162
Broome 729 Livingston 342 Schuyler 85
Cattaraugus 483 Madison 463 Seneca 172
Cayuga 531 Monroe 3,491 Steuben 620
Chautauqua 766 Montgomery 323 St. Lawrence 603
Chemung 530 Nassau 3,401 Suffolk 5,491
Chenango 372 New York 909 Sullivan 366
Clinton 385 Niagara 1,135 Tioga 236
Columbia 312 Oneida 1,493 Tompkins 172
Cortland 280 Onondaga 2,842 Ulster 939
Delaware 320 Ontario 575 Warren 361
Dutchess 1,547 Orange 1,277 Washington 436
Erie 4,436 Orleans 239 Wayne 667
Essex 216 Oswego 894 Westchester 2,289
Franklin 344 Otsego 445 Wyoming 325
Fulton 299 Putnam 347 Yates 116
Genesee 389 Queens 4,688 NYS TOTAL 64,685
Greene 267 Rensselaer 895 OTHER US 6,035
Hamilton 9 Richmond 1,120 NON-US 68
Herkimer 635 Rockland 1,100 TOTAL 70,788

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 288 Jefferson 93 Saratoga 195
Allegany 36 Kings 1,410 Schenectady 118
Bronx 537 Lewis     16 Schoharie 22
Broome 294 Livingston 57 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 45 Madison 83 Seneca 22
Cayuga 79 Monroe 1,155 Steuben 70
Chautauqua 71 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 77
Chemung 105 Nassau 1,784 Suffolk 1,817
Chenango 30 New York 1,534 Sullivan 49
Clinton 72 Niagara

164

Tioga 56
Columbia

52

Oneida 280 Tompkins

109

Cortland 42 Onondaga 896 Ulster 125
Delaware 42 Ontario 173 Warren 68
Dutchess 263 Orange 328 Washington 20
Erie 1,144 Orleans 21 Wayne 88
Essex 13 Oswego 104 Westchester 1,174
Franklin 34 Otsego 89 Wyoming 22
Fulton 27 Putnam 103 Yates

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Genesee 69 Queens 1,291 NYS TOTAL 18,036
Greene 29 Rensselaer 144 OTHER US 3,162
Hamilton 3 Richmond 456 NON-US 60
Herkimer 48 Rockland 432 TOTAL 21,258

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 583 233 4 820
Adult Health 5,165 863 9 6.037
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 65 15 0 80
Family Health 7,241 1,154 28 8,423
Gerontology 587 121 1 709
Holistic Nursing 38 18 1 57
Neonatology 227 61 2 290
Obstetrics & Gynecology 293 43 1 337
Oncology 27 7 0 34
Palliative Care 25 10 1 36
Pediatrics 1,617 274 5 1,896
Perinatology 23 3 0 26
Psychiatry 1,402

233

6 1,641
School Health 11 0 0 11
Women's Health 732 127 2 861
TOTAL 18,063 3,162 60 21,258

* 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: July 20, 2015