License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Registered Professional Nurse 13,480 14,297 14,090 14,376 15,425
Licensed Practical Nurse 4,370 4,474 4,213 3616 3,537
Nurse Practitioner 1,163 1,383 1,615 1,678 1,761

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2016

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,674 Jefferson 1,231 Saratoga 3,510
Allegany 549 Kings 18,904 Schenectady 2,526
Bronx 8,891 Lewis 268 Schoharie 280
Broome 2,848 Livingston 956 Schuyler 218
Cattaraugus 835 Madison 1,098 Seneca 384
Cayuga 1,135 Monroe 10,955 Steuben 1,249
Chautauqua 1,378 Montgomery 727 St. Lawrence 1,539
Chemung 1,302 Nassau 23,149 Suffolk 20,882
Chenango 522 New York 10,013 Sullivan 1,007
Clinton 1,233 Niagara 3,067 Tioga 746
Columbia 914 Oneida 3,654 Tompkins 895
Cortland 549 Onondaga 7,904 Ulster 2,248
Delaware 479 Ontario 1,917 Warren 1,084
Dutchess 4,730 Orange 5,493 Washington 727
Erie 14,679 Orleans 433 Wayne 1,222
Essex 475 Oswego 1,362 Westchester 12,696
Franklin 719 Otsego 998 Wyoming 545
Fulton 646 Putnam 1,631 Yates 360
Genesee 951 Queens 21,419 NYS TOTAL 232,673
Greene 836 Rensselaer 2,582 OTHER US 55,685
Hamilton 55 Richmond 7,679 NON-US 4,793
Herkimer 816 Rockland 5,899 TOTAL 293,151

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,205 Jefferson 812 Saratoga 931
Allegany  266 Kings 5,133 Schenectady 901
Bronx 3,365 Lewis 272 Schoharie 155
Broome 740 Livingston 335 Schuyler 87
Cattaraugus 477 Madison 461 Seneca 169
Cayuga 524 Monroe 3,525 Steuben 622
Chautauqua 776 Montgomery 329 St. Lawrence 589
Chemung 540 Nassau 3,343 Suffolk 5,513
Chenango 373 New York 902 Sullivan 363
Clinton 377 Niagara 1,128 Tioga 242
Columbia 313 Oneida 1,478 Tompkins 175
Cortland 280 Onondaga 2,806 Ulster 937
Delaware 307 Ontario 564 Warren 359
Dutchess 1,559 Orange 1,293 Washington 430
Erie 4,440 Orleans 240 Wayne 668
Essex 209 Oswego 883 Westchester 2,298
Franklin 338 Otsego 436 Wyoming 318
Fulton 305 Putnam 346 Yates 119
Genesee 371 Queens 4,687 NYS TOTAL 64,643
Greene 263 Rensselaer 910 OTHER US 5,903
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,115 NON-US 74
Herkimer 645 Rockland 1,085 TOTAL 70,620

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 285 Jefferson 92 Saratoga 207
Allegany 34 Kings 1,464 Schenectady 121
Bronx 565 Lewis     15 Schoharie 22
Broome 291 Livingston 57 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 44 Madison 81 Seneca 20
Cayuga 79 Monroe 1,164 Steuben 68
Chautauqua 72 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 79
Chemung 103 Nassau 1,842 Suffolk 1,844
Chenango 29 New York 1,547 Sullivan 53
Clinton 73 Niagara

166

Tioga 56
Columbia

53

Oneida 277 Tompkins

107

Cortland 40 Onondaga 889 Ulster 123
Delaware 42 Ontario 179 Warren 71
Dutchess 262 Orange 343 Washington 21
Erie 1,159 Orleans 19 Wayne 88
Essex 14 Oswego 101 Westchester 1,183
Franklin 32 Otsego 90 Wyoming 21
Fulton 31 Putnam 110 Yates

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Genesee 70 Queens 1,353 NYS TOTAL 18,369*
Greene 30 Rensselaer 146 OTHER US 3,305
Hamilton 3 Richmond 468 NON-US 65
Herkimer 45 Rockland 458 TOTAL 21,739

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 613 239 5 857
Adult Health 5,233 897 12 6.142
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 63 14 0 77
Family Health 7,425 1,232 28 8,685
Gerontology 578 117 3 698
Holistic Nursing 35 20 1 56
Neonatology 229 62 2 293
Obstetrics & Gynecology 292 45 1 338
Oncology 26 8 0 34
Palliative Care 25 11 1 37
Pediatrics 1,624 287 6 1,917
Perinatology 25 3 0 28
Psychiatry 1,452

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4 1,697
School Health 11 0 0 11
Women's Health 738 129 2 869
TOTAL 18,063 3,162 60 21,258

* 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 18, 2016