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 January 1, 2014

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,462 Jefferson 1,172 Saratoga 3,383
Allegany 548 Kings 18,097 Schenectady 2,456
Bronx 8,470 Lewis 275 Schoharie 299
Broome 2,804 Livingston 910 Schuyler 209
Cattaraugus 822 Madison 1,043 Seneca 357
Cayuga 1,074 Monroe 10,373 Steuben 1,239
Chautauqua 1,387 Montgomery 732 St. Lawrence 1,509
Chemung 1,275 Nassau 22,253 Suffolk 20,254
Chenango 484 New York 9,838 Sullivan 987
Clinton 1,242 Niagara 3,015 Tioga 750
Columbia 902 Oneida 3,615 Tompkins 860
Cortland 542 Onondaga 7,599 Ulster 2,182
Delaware 487 Ontario 1,795 Warren 1,046
Dutchess 4,593 Orange 5,369 Washington 678
Erie 14,056 Orleans 411 Wayne 1,145
Essex 472 Oswego 1,300 Westchester 12,372
Franklin 724 Otsego 986 Wyoming 525
Fulton 622 Putnam 1,592 Yates 349
Genesee 914 Queens 20,314 NYS TOTAL 224,326
Greene 817 Rensselaer 2,446 OTHER US 52,957
Hamilton 64 Richmond 7,211 NON-US 5,078
Herkimer 824 Rockland 5,795 TOTAL 282,361

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,208 Jefferson 813 Saratoga 986
Allegany  281 Kings 5,252 Schenectady 911
Bronx 3,318 Lewis 272 Schoharie 168
Broome 750 Livingston 354 Schuyler 89
Cattaraugus 510 Madison 493 Seneca 187
Cayuga 542 Monroe 3,508 Steuben 646
Chautauqua 817 Montgomery 337 St. Lawrence 623
Chemung 543 Nassau 3,487 Suffolk 5,603
Chenango 386 New York 931 Sullivan 380
Clinton 405 Niagara 1,201 Tioga 234
Columbia 327 Oneida 1,588 Tompkins 189
Cortland 278 Onondaga 2,936 Ulster 965
Delaware 344 Ontario 619 Warren 377
Dutchess 1,548 Orange 1,271 Washington 457
Erie 4,445 Orleans 255 Wayne 693
Essex 233 Oswego 919 Westchester 2,354
Franklin 353 Otsego 473 Wyoming 341
Fulton 296 Putnam 364 Yates 126
Genesee 402 Queens 4,823 NYS TOTAL 66,366
Greene 291 Rensselaer 919 OTHER US 6,314
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,144 NON-US 74
Herkimer 666 Rockland 1,124 TOTAL 72,754

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 294 Jefferson 94 Saratoga 189
Allegany 37 Kings 1,219 Schenectady 107
Bronx 472 Lewis      13 Schoharie 22
Broome 256 Livingston 52 Schuyler 6
Cattaraugus  41 Madison 75 Seneca 18
Cayuga 82 Monroe 1,111 Steuben 71
Chautauqua 75 Montgomery 24 St. Lawrence 81
Chemung 97 Nassau 1,632 Suffolk 1,772
Chenango 20 New York 1,389 Sullivan 45
Clinton 69 Niagara

149

Tioga 51
Columbia

49

Oneida 269 Tompkins

103

Cortland 52 Onondaga 868 Ulster 116
Delaware 36 Ontario 168 Warren 58
Dutchess 263 Orange 301 Washington 17
Erie 1,113 Orleans 22 Wayne 75
Essex 14 Oswego 102 Westchester 1069
Franklin 36 Otsego 96 Wyoming 20
Fulton 28 Putnam 108 Yates

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Genesee 71 Queens 1,090 NYS TOTAL 16,773
Greene 26 Rensselaer 142 OTHER US 2,771
Hamilton 3 Richmond 424 NON-US 52
Herkimer 43 Rockland 394 TOTAL 19,596

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 491 197 5 693
Adult Health 4,880 770 10 5.660
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 67 13 0 80
Family Health 6,442 956 22 7,420
Gerontology 602 116 0 718
Holistic Nursing 40 19 1 60
Neonatology 225 61 2 288
Obstetrics & Gynecology 303 44 1 348
Oncology 25 6 0 31
Palliative Care 28 9 1 38
Pediatrics 1,586 255 3 1,844
Perinatology 25 2 0 27
Psychiatry 1,306

206

4 1,516
School Health 10 1 0 11
Women's Health 743 116 3 862
TOTAL 16,773 2,771 52 19,596

* 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: February 13, 2014