License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Registered Professional Nurse 14,297 14,090 14,376 15,425 15,892
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,474 4,213 3616 3,537 3,170
Nurse Practitioner 1,383 1,615 1,678 1,761 2,016

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2017

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,806 Jefferson 1,193 Saratoga 3,623
Allegany 556 Kings 19,166 Schenectady 2,498
Bronx 9,001 Lewis 262 Schoharie 279
Broome 2,783 Livingston 966 Schuyler 215
Cattaraugus 855 Madison 1,114 Seneca 376
Cayuga 1,157 Monroe 11,153 Steuben 1,198
Chautauqua 1,1336 Montgomery 705 St. Lawrence 1,489
Chemung 1,259 Nassau 23,507 Suffolk 21,062
Chenango 507 New York 9,939 Sullivan 970
Clinton 1,223 Niagara 3,047 Tioga 763
Columbia 887 Oneida 3,618 Tompkins 907
Cortland 568 Onondaga 7,971 Ulster 2,277
Delaware 470 Ontario 1,897 Warren 1,103
Dutchess 4,681 Orange 5,498 Washington 735
Erie 14,674 Orleans 438 Wayne 1,221
Essex 465 Oswego 1,365 Westchester 12,781
Franklin 719 Otsego 978 Wyoming 536
Fulton 628 Putnam 1,575 Yates 353
Genesee 941 Queens 21,935 NYS TOTAL 234,139
Greene 831 Rensselaer 2,559 OTHER US 58,080
Hamilton 56 Richmond 7,776 NON-US 5,112
Herkimer 838 Rockland 5,850 TOTAL 297,331

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,210 Jefferson 821 Saratoga 922
Allegany  275 Kings 5,007 Schenectady 913
Bronx 3,377 Lewis 262 Schoharie 168
Broome 737 Livingston 326 Schuyler 94
Cattaraugus 479 Madison 439 Seneca 171
Cayuga 535 Monroe 3,575 Steuben 614
Chautauqua 774 Montgomery 350 St. Lawrence 603
Chemung 555 Nassau 3,340 Suffolk 5,571
Chenango 355 New York 886 Sullivan 352
Clinton 389 Niagara 1,139 Tioga 235
Columbia 322 Oneida 1,481 Tompkins 170
Cortland 271 Onondaga 2,785 Ulster 920
Delaware 303 Ontario 557 Warren 346
Dutchess 1,592 Orange 1,311 Washington 440
Erie 4,551 Orleans 238 Wayne 664
Essex 208 Oswego 855 Westchester 2,296
Franklin 346 Otsego 444 Wyoming 314
Fulton 315 Putnam 338 Yates 126
Genesee 372 Queens 4,645 NYS TOTAL 64,646
Greene 238 Rensselaer 896 OTHER US 5,915
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,088 NON-US 63
Herkimer 642 Rockland 1,087 TOTAL 70,624

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 330 Jefferson 93 Saratoga 228
Allegany 38 Kings 1,634 Schenectady 139
Bronx 622 Lewis  16 Schoharie 20
Broome 294 Livingston 62 Schuyler 10
Cattaraugus 45 Madison 79 Seneca 22
Cayuga 88 Monroe 1,204 Steuben 64
Chautauqua 81 Montgomery 27 St. Lawrence 86
Chemung 118 Nassau 2,080 Suffolk 1,952
Chenango 31 New York 1,706 Sullivan 51
Clinton 80 Niagara

179

Tioga 59
Columbia

54

Oneida 297 Tompkins

110

Cortland 46 Onondaga 932 Ulster 134
Delaware 44 Ontario 196 Warren 85
Dutchess 283 Orange 378 Washington 26
Erie 1,222 Orleans 17 Wayne 88
Essex 11 Oswego 104 Westchester 1,294
Franklin 33 Otsego 95 Wyoming 21
Fulton 37 Putnam 114 Yates

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Genesee 71 Queens 1,574 NYS TOTAL 20,041*
Greene 34 Rensselaer 161 OTHER US 3,831
Hamilton 3 Richmond 550 NON-US 76
Herkimer 51 Rockland 503 TOTAL 23,948

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 688 278 5 971
Adult Health 5,516 1,019 16 6.551
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 65 13 0 78
Family Health 8,597 1,538 36 10,171
Gerontology 552 99 0 651
Holistic Nursing 33 19 1 53
Neonatology 243 64 1 308
Obstetrics & Gynecology 272 39 1 312
Oncology 25 9 0 34
Palliative Care 26 12 2 40
Pediatrics 1,660 318 6 1,984
Perinatology 25 2 0 27
Psychiatry 1,580

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5 1,867
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 750 139 3 892
TOTAL 20,041 3,831 76 23,948

* 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 17, 2017