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 January 1, 2015

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,560 Jefferson 1,199 Saratoga 3,396
Allegany 541 Kings 18,409 Schenectady 2,468
Bronx 8,600 Lewis 269 Schoharie 286
Broome 2,822 Livingston 924 Schuyler 217
Cattaraugus 829 Madison 1,061 Seneca 376
Cayuga 1,098 Monroe 10,577 Steuben 1,245
Chautauqua 1,366 Montgomery 719 St. Lawrence 1,521
Chemung 1,272 Nassau 22,511 Suffolk 20,432
Chenango 500 New York 9,862 Sullivan 989
Clinton 1,244 Niagara 3,014 Tioga 749
Columbia 897 Oneida 3,625 Tompkins 861
Cortland 550 Onondaga 7,701 Ulster 2,200
Delaware 490 Ontario 1,835 Warren 1,056
Dutchess 4,655 Orange 5,399 Washington 698
Erie 14,298 Orleans 424 Wayne 1,170
Essex 457 Oswego 1,322 Westchester 12,433
Franklin 713 Otsego 983 Wyoming 535
Fulton 635 Putnam 1,603 Yates 346
Genesee 927 Queens 20,792 NYS TOTAL 227,017
Greene 828 Rensselaer 2,481 OTHER US 53,486
Hamilton 58 Richmond 7,391 NON-US 4,725
Herkimer 814 Rockland 5,784 TOTAL 285,228

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,214 Jefferson 830 Saratoga 983
Allegany  285 Kings 5,277 Schenectady 936
Bronx 3,340 Lewis 276 Schoharie 168
Broome 750 Livingston 355 Schuyler 84
Cattaraugus 492 Madison 477 Seneca 174
Cayuga 551 Monroe 3,553 Steuben 649
Chautauqua 816 Montgomery 335 St. Lawrence 627
Chemung 550 Nassau 3,491 Suffolk 5,643
Chenango 379 New York 946 Sullivan 375
Clinton 394 Niagara 1,177 Tioga 243
Columbia 324 Oneida 1,554 Tompkins 182
Cortland 290 Onondaga 2,917 Ulster 976
Delaware 340 Ontario 605 Warren 373
Dutchess 1,556 Orange 1,292 Washington 447
Erie 4,553 Orleans 245 Wayne 695
Essex 223 Oswego 921 Westchester 2,356
Franklin 350 Otsego 467 Wyoming 349
Fulton 309 Putnam 364 Yates 125
Genesee 394 Queens 4,824 NYS TOTAL 66,365
Greene 283 Rensselaer 928 OTHER US 6,341
Hamilton 10 Richmond 1,143 NON-US 68
Herkimer 652 Rockland 1,126 TOTAL 72,774

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 286 Jefferson 91 Saratoga 190
Allegany 37 Kings 1,357 Schenectady 114
Bronx 510 Lewis     14 Schoharie 22
Broome 281 Livingston 55 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 41 Madison 78 Seneca 20
Cayuga 81 Monroe 1,120 Steuben 71
Chautauqua 70 Montgomery 24 St. Lawrence 73
Chemung 102 Nassau 1,733 Suffolk 1,782
Chenango 22 New York 1,438 Sullivan 47
Clinton 67 Niagara

157

Tioga 53
Columbia

50

Oneida 269 Tompkins

101

Cortland 42 Onondaga 857 Ulster 114
Delaware 38 Ontario 167 Warren 64
Dutchess 255 Orange 302 Washington 18
Erie 1,119 Orleans 20 Wayne 82
Essex 12 Oswego 98 Westchester 1133
Franklin 35 Otsego 86 Wyoming 23
Fulton 28 Putnam 104 Yates

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Genesee 69 Queens 1,223 NYS TOTAL 17,353
Greene 29 Rensselaer 137 OTHER US 2,986
Hamilton 3 Richmond 435 NON-US 60
Herkimer 45 Rockland 415 TOTAL 20,399

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 547 217 5 769
Adult Health 5,008 831 11 5.850
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 65 14 0 79
Family Health 6,820 1,059 27 7,906
Gerontology 591 122 1 714
Holistic Nursing 38 17 1 56
Neonatology 224 61 2 287
Obstetrics & Gynecology 291 42 1 334
Oncology 25 5 0 30
Palliative Care 25 10 1 36
Pediatrics 1,587 268 4 1,859
Perinatology 23 2 0 25
Psychiatry 1,364

217

5 1,586
School Health 11 0 0 11
Women's Health 734 121 2 857
TOTAL 17,353 2,986 60 20,399

* 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 3, 2015