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 January 1, 2017

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,757 Jefferson 1,214 Saratoga 3,593
Allegany 559 Kings 19,105 Schenectady 2,495
Bronx 8,963 Lewis 267 Schoharie 280
Broome 2,841 Livingston 972 Schuyler 218
Cattaraugus 848 Madison 1,103 Seneca 375
Cayuga 1,146 Monroe 11,095 Steuben 1,215
Chautauqua 1,350 Montgomery 716 St. Lawrence 1,505
Chemung 1,277 Nassau 23,480 Suffolk 21,077
Chenango 506 New York 9,998 Sullivan 988
Clinton 1,243 Niagara 3,078 Tioga 753
Columbia 903 Oneida 3,663 Tompkins 909
Cortland 556 Onondaga 7,927 Ulster 2,278
Delaware 475 Ontario 1,926 Warren 1,096
Dutchess 4,690 Orange 5,503 Washington 741
Erie 14,718 Orleans 435 Wayne 1,228
Essex 476 Oswego 1,388 Westchester 12,775
Franklin 722 Otsego 995 Wyoming 540
Fulton 646 Putnam 1,588 Yates 356
Genesee 954 Queens 21,832 NYS TOTAL 234,312
Greene 838 Rensselaer 2,571 OTHER US 57,068
Hamilton 51 Richmond 7,791 NON-US 4,925
Herkimer 829 Rockland 5,895 TOTAL 296,305

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,226 Jefferson 823 Saratoga 933
Allegany  278 Kings 5,051 Schenectady 907
Bronx 3,405 Lewis 265 Schoharie 172
Broome 737 Livingston 334 Schuyler 94
Cattaraugus 481 Madison 447 Seneca 177
Cayuga 530 Monroe 3,554 Steuben 621
Chautauqua 778 Montgomery 351 St. Lawrence 603
Chemung 559 Nassau 3,343 Suffolk 5,601
Chenango 360 New York 896 Sullivan 357
Clinton 390 Niagara 1,129 Tioga 232
Columbia 319 Oneida 1,485 Tompkins 175
Cortland 274 Onondaga 2,796 Ulster 926
Delaware 304 Ontario 562 Warren 350
Dutchess 1,588 Orange 1,314 Washington 436
Erie 4,529 Orleans 240 Wayne 673
Essex 206 Oswego 864 Westchester 2,321
Franklin 348 Otsego 446 Wyoming 315
Fulton 317 Putnam 342 Yates 123
Genesee 370 Queens 4,674 NYS TOTAL 64,939
Greene 244 Rensselaer 904 OTHER US 5,873
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,108 NON-US 68
Herkimer 648 Rockland 1,093 TOTAL 70,880

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 317 Jefferson 90 Saratoga 226
Allegany 39 Kings 1,584 Schenectady 134
Bronx 606 Lewis  16 Schoharie 21
Broome 293 Livingston 60 Schuyler 11
Cattaraugus 46 Madison 82 Seneca 22
Cayuga 84 Monroe 1,187 Steuben 66
Chautauqua 74 Montgomery 23 St. Lawrence 77
Chemung 113 Nassau 2,014 Suffolk 1,932
Chenango 28 New York 1,636 Sullivan 52
Clinton 79 Niagara

174

Tioga 59
Columbia

52

Oneida 286 Tompkins

110

Cortland 39 Onondaga 898 Ulster 131
Delaware 43 Ontario 186 Warren 79
Dutchess 273 Orange 360 Washington 23
Erie 1,212 Orleans 17 Wayne 88
Essex 12 Oswego 100 Westchester 1,251
Franklin 33 Otsego 89 Wyoming 21
Fulton 37 Putnam 114 Yates

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Genesee 68 Queens 1,511 NYS TOTAL 19,447*
Greene 31 Rensselaer 150 OTHER US 3,654
Hamilton 3 Richmond 519 NON-US 67
Herkimer 48 Rockland 483 TOTAL 23,168

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 659 263 5 927
Adult Health 5,458 986 13 6.457
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 65 13 0 78
Family Health 8,108 1,432 31 9,571
Gerontology 561 103 1 665
Holistic Nursing 33 19 1 53
Neonatology 241 64 1 306
Obstetrics & Gynecology 277 38 1 316
Oncology 25 9 0 34
Palliative Care 27 11 1 39
Pediatrics 1,660 307 6 1,973
Perinatology 26 3 0 29
Psychiatry 1,559

264

4 1,827
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 739 142 3 884
TOTAL 19,447 3,654 67 23,168

* 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 19, 2017