License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Registered Professional Nurse 14,376 15,425 15,892 17,215 18,607
Licensed Practical Nurse 3616 3,537 3,170 3,132 3,163
Nurse Practitioner 1,678 1,761 2,016 2,132 2,583

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2019

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,987 Jefferson 1,217 Saratoga 3,769
Allegany 552 Kings 19,984 Schenectady 2,630
Bronx 9,357 Lewis 270 Schoharie 289
Broome 2,862 Livingston 997 Schuyler 224
Cattaraugus 879 Madison 1,126 Seneca 382
Cayuga 1,178 Monroe 11,610 Steuben 1,227
Chautauqua 1,383 Montgomery 714 St. Lawrence 1,530
Chemung 1,321 Nassau 24,680 Suffolk 22,114
Chenango 538 New York 10,224 Sullivan 977
Clinton 1,270 Niagara 3,125 Tioga 787
Columbia 936 Oneida 3,735 Tompkins 908
Cortland 569 Onondaga 8,307 Ulster 2,333
Delaware 464 Ontario 2,012 Warren 1,145
Dutchess 4,863 Orange 5,817 Washington 755
Erie 15,244 Orleans 450 Wayne 1,271
Essex 494 Oswego 1,405 Westchester 13,342
Franklin 744 Otsego 1,014 Wyoming 542
Fulton 643 Putnam 1,601 Yates 354
Genesee 981 Queens 23,062 NYS TOTAL 243,639
Greene 861 Rensselaer 2,603 OTHER US 63,793
Hamilton 57 Richmond 8,034 NON-US 6,110
Herkimer 894 Rockland 5,996 TOTAL 313,542

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,172 Jefferson 798 Saratoga 895
Allegany  256 Kings 4,759 Schenectady 911
Bronx 3,363 Lewis 253 Schoharie 157
Broome 744 Livingston 314 Schuyler 91
Cattaraugus 446 Madison 418 Seneca 168
Cayuga 532 Monroe 3,627 Steuben 591
Chautauqua 729 Montgomery 362 St. Lawrence 568
Chemung 539 Nassau 3,261 Suffolk 5,524
Chenango 320 New York 839 Sullivan 323
Clinton 382 Niagara 1,107 Tioga 227
Columbia 312 Oneida 1,415 Tompkins 164
Cortland 261 Onondaga 2,686 Ulster 876
Delaware 293 Ontario 556 Warren 335
Dutchess 1,550 Orange 1,368 Washington 438
Erie 4,524 Orleans 215 Wayne 662
Essex 215 Oswego 842 Westchester 2,234
Franklin 321 Otsego 423 Wyoming 296
Fulton 308 Putnam 329 Yates 122
Genesee 336 Queens 4,516 NYS TOTAL 63,082
Greene 235 Rensselaer 879 OTHER US 5,992
Hamilton 10 Richmond 1,023 NON-US 82
Herkimer 623 Rockland 1,049 TOTAL 69,156

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 378 Jefferson 92 Saratoga 258
Allegany 34 Kings 1,876 Schenectady 166
Bronx 684 Lewis  18 Schoharie 19
Broome 325 Livingston 71 Schuyler 13
Cattaraugus 49 Madison 86 Seneca 20
Cayuga 95 Monroe 1,299 Steuben 73
Chautauqua 90 Montgomery 27 St. Lawrence 95
Chemung 131 Nassau 2,355 Suffolk 2,141
Chenango 33 New York 1,882 Sullivan 50
Clinton 79 Niagara

189

Tioga 65
Columbia

54

Oneida 313 Tompkins

120

Cortland 52 Onondaga 994 Ulster 151
Delaware 47 Ontario 215 Warren 94
Dutchess 328 Orange 423 Washington 29
Erie 1,300 Orleans 15 Wayne 100
Essex 13 Oswego 107 Westchester 1,426
Franklin 36 Otsego 103 Wyoming 24
Fulton 38 Putnam 110 Yates

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Genesee 73 Queens 1,798 NYS TOTAL 22,128*
Greene 36 Rensselaer 169 OTHER US 4,608
Hamilton 2 Richmond 606 NON-US 130
Herkimer 57 Rockland 564 TOTAL 26,866

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 881 364 5 1,250
Adult Health 7,110 1,178 16 7.110
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 63 14 0 77
Family Health 9,790 1,954 40 11,784
Gerontology 528 103 0 631
Holistic Nursing 32 19 51 102
Neonatology 254 75 1 330
Obstetrics & Gynecology 250 41 1 292
Oncology 24 8 0 32
Palliative Care 27 12 2 41
Pediatrics 1,744 350 7 2,101
Perinatology 22 2 0 24
Psychiatry 1,819

341

5 2,165
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 769 147 2 918
TOTAL 22,128 4,608 130 26,866

* 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: January 11, 2019