License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Registered Professional Nurse 13,480 14,297 14,090 14,376 15,425
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,370 4,474 4,213 3616 3,537
Nurse Practitioner 1,163 1,383 1,615 1,678 1,761

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2016

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,700 Jefferson 1,215 Saratoga 3,579
Allegany 546 Kings 18,904 Schenectady 2,510
Bronx 8,862 Lewis 266 Schoharie 280
Broome 2,803 Livingston 959 Schuyler 218
Cattaraugus 833 Madison 1,095 Seneca 377
Cayuga 1,139 Monroe 11,033 Steuben 1,226
Chautauqua 1,352 Montgomery 708 St. Lawrence 1,523
Chemung 1,279 Nassau 23,174 Suffolk 20,803
Chenango 511 New York 9,995 Sullivan 987
Clinton 1,223 Niagara 3,064 Tioga 755
Columbia 904 Oneida 3,624 Tompkins 896
Cortland 555 Onondaga 7,886 Ulster 2,247
Delaware 472 Ontario 1,912 Warren 1,101
Dutchess 4,674 Orange 5,455 Washington 739
Erie 14,634 Orleans 430 Wayne 1,215
Essex 473 Oswego 1,348 Westchester 12,682
Franklin 708 Otsego 996 Wyoming 536
Fulton 646 Putnam 1,607 Yates 353
Genesee 949 Queens 21,518 NYS TOTAL 232,315
Greene 828 Rensselaer 2,586 OTHER US 56,124
Hamilton 52 Richmond 7,702 NON-US 4,832
Herkimer 815 Rockland 5,853 TOTAL 293,271

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,206 Jefferson 823 Saratoga 927
Allegany  266 Kings 5,085 Schenectady 902
Bronx 3,373 Lewis 267 Schoharie 156
Broome 728 Livingston 336 Schuyler 88
Cattaraugus 470 Madison 455 Seneca 169
Cayuga 518 Monroe 3,495 Steuben 613
Chautauqua 767 Montgomery 330 St. Lawrence 600
Chemung 541 Nassau 3,349 Suffolk 5,530
Chenango 369 New York 899 Sullivan 360
Clinton 381 Niagara 1,121 Tioga 237
Columbia 315 Oneida 1,480 Tompkins 171
Cortland 276 Onondaga 2,802 Ulster 926
Delaware 296 Ontario 561 Warren 348
Dutchess 1,563 Orange 1,286 Washington 432
Erie 4,469 Orleans 237 Wayne 665
Essex 204 Oswego 866 Westchester 2,288
Franklin 338 Otsego 430 Wyoming 315
Fulton 305 Putnam 335 Yates 118
Genesee 363 Queens 4,635 NYS TOTAL 64,360
Greene 257 Rensselaer 901 OTHER US 5,883
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,098 NON-US 65
Herkimer 632 Rockland 1,076 TOTAL 70,308

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 303 Jefferson 90 Saratoga 220
Allegany 37 Kings 1,513 Schenectady 122
Bronx 585 Lewis  14 Schoharie 21
Broome 284 Livingston 59 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 44 Madison 81 Seneca 22
Cayuga 79 Monroe 1,177 Steuben 67
Chautauqua 74 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 75
Chemung 103 Nassau 1,896 Suffolk 1,868
Chenango 28 New York 1,587 Sullivan 56
Clinton 75 Niagara

172

Tioga 56
Columbia

52

Oneida 289 Tompkins

106

Cortland 39 Onondaga 879 Ulster 127
Delaware 40 Ontario 186 Warren 76
Dutchess 265 Orange 347 Washington 22
Erie 1,191 Orleans 19 Wayne 89
Essex 14 Oswego 97 Westchester 1,224
Franklin 31 Otsego 92 Wyoming 21
Fulton 33 Putnam 113 Yates

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Genesee 68 Queens 1,422 NYS TOTAL 18,816*
Greene 30 Rensselaer 153 OTHER US 3,459
Hamilton 4 Richmond 492 NON-US 64
Herkimer 47 Rockland 473 TOTAL 22,339

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 625 243 5 872
Adult Health 5,302 946 11 6.259
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 63 14 0 77
Family Health 7,778 1,321 29 9,128
Gerontology 569 110 2 681
Holistic Nursing 35 19 1 55
Neonatology 230 63 1 294
Obstetrics & Gynecology 282 43 1 326
Oncology 25 9 0 34
Palliative Care 26 11 1 38
Pediatrics 1,637 286 6 1,929
Perinatology 25 3 0 28
Psychiatry 1,484

254

4 1,742
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 727 137 3 867
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 28, 2016