License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Registered Professional Nurse 14,090 14,376 15,425 15,892 17,215
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,213 3616 3,537 3,170 3,132
Nurse Practitioner 1,615 1,678 1,761 2,016 2,132

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2018

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,944 Jefferson 1,199 Saratoga 3,724
Allegany 553 Kings 19,648 Schenectady 2,608
Bronx 9,187 Lewis 270 Schoharie 287
Broome 2,838 Livingston 983 Schuyler 215
Cattaraugus 877 Madison 1,124 Seneca 380
Cayuga 1,178 Monroe 11,510 Steuben 1,227
Chautauqua 1,382 Montgomery 711 St. Lawrence 1,515
Chemung 1,299 Nassau 24,247 Suffolk 21,686
Chenango 532 New York 10,103 Sullivan 981
Clinton 1,267 Niagara 3,110 Tioga 774
Columbia 931 Oneida 3,705 Tompkins 921
Cortland 566 Onondaga 8,235 Ulster 2,305
Delaware 467 Ontario 1,976 Warren 1,135
Dutchess 4,797 Orange 5,681 Washington 753
Erie 15,039 Orleans 446 Wayne 1,270
Essex 490 Oswego 1,399 Westchester 13,182
Franklin 745 Otsego 1,010 Wyoming 548
Fulton 634 Putnam 1,590 Yates 349
Genesee 970 Queens 22,595 NYS TOTAL 240,440
Greene 862 Rensselaer 2,609 OTHER US 61,352
Hamilton 59 Richmond 7,981 NON-US 5,600
Herkimer 872 Rockland 5,959 TOTAL 307,392

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,173 Jefferson 793 Saratoga 904
Allegany  260 Kings 4,845 Schenectady 918
Bronx 3,344 Lewis 248 Schoharie 163
Broome 742 Livingston 320 Schuyler 91
Cattaraugus 445 Madison 418 Seneca 167
Cayuga 529 Monroe 3,572 Steuben 596
Chautauqua 731 Montgomery 350 St. Lawrence 581
Chemung 532 Nassau 3,286 Suffolk 5,518
Chenango 332 New York 844 Sullivan 331
Clinton 376 Niagara 1,109 Tioga 223
Columbia 308 Oneida 1,448 Tompkins 162
Cortland 259 Onondaga 2,721 Ulster 884
Delaware 296 Ontario 539 Warren 342
Dutchess 1,557 Orange 1,326 Washington 431
Erie 4,499 Orleans 213 Wayne 645
Essex 209 Oswego 828 Westchester 2,245
Franklin 338 Otsego 422 Wyoming 302
Fulton 318 Putnam 332 Yates 122
Genesee 349 Queens 4,556 NYS TOTAL 63,239
Greene 234 Rensselaer 877 OTHER US 5,970
Hamilton 9 Richmond 1,046 NON-US 76
Herkimer 616 Rockland 1,065 TOTAL 69,285

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 368 Jefferson 96 Saratoga 250
Allegany 36 Kings 1,788 Schenectady 161
Bronx 671 Lewis  18 Schoharie 20
Broome 315 Livingston 66 Schuyler 11
Cattaraugus 48 Madison 81 Seneca 21
Cayuga 93 Monroe 1,269 Steuben 71
Chautauqua 89 Montgomery 26 St. Lawrence 94
Chemung 127 Nassau 2,244 Suffolk 2,047
Chenango 33 New York 1,856 Sullivan 50
Clinton 79 Niagara

184

Tioga 63
Columbia

55

Oneida 312 Tompkins

112

Cortland 52 Onondaga 979 Ulster 147
Delaware 47 Ontario 205 Warren 91
Dutchess 319 Orange 409 Washington 29
Erie 1,251 Orleans 15 Wayne 101
Essex 10 Oswego 104 Westchester 1,395
Franklin 35 Otsego 96 Wyoming 24
Fulton 37 Putnam 113 Yates

37

Genesee 73 Queens 1,708 NYS TOTAL 21,417*
Greene 36 Rensselaer 163 OTHER US 4,306
Hamilton 2 Richmond 592 NON-US 72
Herkimer 54 Rockland 539 TOTAL 25,795

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 795 339 5 1,139
Adult Health 5,780 1,123 14 6.917
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 64 13 0 77
Family Health 9,401 1,792 35 11,228
Gerontology 535 100 0 635
Holistic Nursing 33 17 0 50
Neonatology 250 69 1 320
Obstetrics & Gynecology 258 42 1 301
Oncology 25 8 0 33
Palliative Care 26 12 2 40
Pediatrics 1,709 332 6 2,047
Perinatology 25 2 0 27
Psychiatry 1,752

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6 2,072
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 755 143 2 900
TOTAL 21,417 4,306 72 25,795

* 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 18, 2018