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 July 1, 2019

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 5,017 Jefferson 1,216 Saratoga 3,819
Allegany 553 Kings 20,004 Schenectady 2,638
Bronx 9,451 Lewis 265 Schoharie 285
Broome 2,833 Livingston 1,008 Schuyler 224
Cattaraugus 878 Madison 1,138 Seneca 374
Cayuga 1,181 Monroe 11,688 Steuben 1,219
Chautauqua 1,378 Montgomery 711 St. Lawrence 1,529
Chemung 1,293 Nassau 24,854 Suffolk 22,161
Chenango 541 New York 10,260 Sullivan 963
Clinton 1,268 Niagara 3,121 Tioga 784
Columbia 937 Oneida 3,700 Tompkins 899
Cortland 568 Onondaga 8,371 Ulster 2,310
Delaware 462 Ontario 2,027 Warren 1,160
Dutchess 4,861 Orange 5,805 Washington 772
Erie 15,324 Orleans 466 Wayne 1,288
Essex 498 Oswego 1,418 Westchester 13,358
Franklin 753 Otsego 1,014 Wyoming 546
Fulton 627 Putnam 1,598 Yates 647
Genesee 977 Queens 23,252 NYS TOTAL 244,490
Greene 860 Rensselaer 2,606 OTHER US 66,273
Hamilton 59 Richmond 8,103 NON-US 6,655
Herkimer 904 Rockland 5,969 TOTAL 317,418

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,146 Jefferson 786 Saratoga 874
Allegany  257 Kings 4,705 Schenectady 913
Bronx 3,334 Lewis 254 Schoharie 154
Broome 741 Livingston 316 Schuyler 91
Cattaraugus 442 Madison 411 Seneca 161
Cayuga 531 Monroe 3,636 Steuben 576
Chautauqua 716 Montgomery 353 St. Lawrence 581
Chemung 522 Nassau 3,260 Suffolk 5,517
Chenango 314 New York 820 Sullivan 623
Clinton 392 Niagara 1,132 Tioga 228
Columbia 306 Oneida 1,398 Tompkins 160
Cortland 255 Onondaga 2,674 Ulster 875
Delaware 293 Ontario 550 Warren 337
Dutchess 1,557 Orange 1,362 Washington 435
Erie 4,529 Orleans 224 Wayne 659
Essex 222 Oswego 832 Westchester 2,193
Franklin 333 Otsego 419 Wyoming 293
Fulton 307 Putnam 323 Yates 109
Genesee 344 Queens 4,474 NYS TOTAL 61,737
Greene 240 Rensselaer 880 OTHER US 6,064
Hamilton 10 Richmond 1,004 NON-US 82
Herkimer 613 Rockland 1,038 TOTAL 68,883

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 396 Jefferson 95 Saratoga 277
Allegany 35 Kings 1,923 Schenectady 163
Bronx 717 Lewis 16 Schoharie 19
Broome 337 Livingston 73 Schuyler 15
Cattaraugus 51 Madison 98 Seneca 23
Cayuga 102 Monroe 1,348 Steuben 79
Chautauqua 93 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 98
Chemung 131 Nassau 2,452 Suffolk 2,190
Chenango 37 New York 1,934 Sullivan 50
Clinton 83 Niagara

196

Tioga 67
Columbia

57

Oneida 330 Tompkins

118

Cortland 52 Onondaga 1,025 Ulster 156
Delaware 49 Ontario 221 Warren 95
Dutchess 331 Orange 436 Washington 28
Erie 1,328 Orleans 15 Wayne 102
Essex 15 Oswego 113 Westchester 1,447
Franklin 43 Otsego 108 Wyoming 26
Fulton 40 Putnam 116 Yates

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Genesee 78 Queens 1,854 NYS TOTAL 22,826*
Greene 35 Rensselaer 173 OTHER US 4,842
Hamilton 2 Richmond 635 NON-US 81
Herkimer 62 Rockland 576 TOTAL 27,749

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 923 374 6 1,303
Adult Health 5,988 1,207 13 7.208
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 63 14 0 77
Family Health 10,297 2,102 45 12,444
Gerontology 517 107 0 624
Holistic Nursing 33 17 0 50
Neonatology 254 80 1 335
Obstetrics & Gynecology 244 39 1 284
Oncology 23 8 0 31
Palliative Care 26 13 2 41
Pediatrics 1,753 366 5 2,124
Perinatology 22 2 0 24
Psychiatry 1,917

361

6 2,284
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 757 152 2 911
TOTAL 22,826 4,842 81 27,749

* 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 10, 2019