License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Registered Professional Nurse 15,892 17,215 18,607 21,513 23,611
Licensed Practical Nurse 3,170 3,132 3,163 3,116 2,910
Nurse Practitioner 2,016 2,132 2,583 2,664 3,323

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2021

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 5,109 Jefferson 1,269 Saratoga 4,029
Allegany 564 Kings 20,920 Schenectady 2,765
Bronx 9,775 Lewis 288 Schoharie 310
Broome 2,910 Livingston 1,041 Schuyler 237
Cattaraugus 874 Madison 1,191 Seneca 342
Cayuga 1,184 Monroe 12,355 Steuben 1,214
Chautauqua 1,369 Montgomery 751 St. Lawrence 1,537
Chemung 1,299 Nassau 26,480 Suffolk 23,605
Chenango 581 New York 10,540 Sullivan 987
Clinton 1,320 Niagara 3,226 Tioga 801
Columbia 941 Oneida 3,775 Tompkins 944
Cortland 607 Onondaga 8,698 Ulster 2,363
Delaware 450 Ontario 2,111 Warren 1,166
Dutchess 5,043 Orange 6,081 Washington 778
Erie 15,930 Orleans 474 Wayne 1,363
Essex 512 Oswego 1,495 Westchester 14,034
Franklin 742 Otsego 1,070 Wyoming 536
Fulton 644 Putnam 1,653 Yates 348
Genesee 993 Queens 24,339 NYS TOTAL 255,088
Greene 878 Rensselaer 2,665 OTHER US 80,991
Hamilton 57 Richmond 8,382 NON-US 9,133
Herkimer 906 Rockland 6,237 TOTAL 345,212

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,146 Jefferson 736 Saratoga 885
Allegany  263 Kings 4,452 Schenectady 917
Bronx 3,486 Lewis 236 Schoharie 142
Broome 737 Livingston 308 Schuyler 91
Cattaraugus 433 Madison 402 Seneca 154
Cayuga 512 Monroe 3,870 Steuben 546
Chautauqua 698 Montgomery 340 St. Lawrence 567
Chemung 522 Nassau 3,213 Suffolk 5,630
Chenango 308 New York 782 Sullivan 312
Clinton 376 Niagara 1,118 Tioga 227
Columbia 306 Oneida 1,362 Tompkins 142
Cortland 245 Onondaga 2,595 Ulster 811
Delaware 292 Ontario 552 Warren 321
Dutchess 1,572 Orange 1,412 Washington 418
Erie 4,506 Orleans 215 Wayne 639
Essex 195 Oswego 804 Westchester 2,122
Franklin 397 Otsego 400 Wyoming 300
Fulton 291 Putnam 292 Yates 110
Genesee 334 Queens 4,261 NYS TOTAL 61,550
Greene 243 Rensselaer 871 OTHER US 6,544
Hamilton 7 Richmond 969 NON-US 89
Herkimer 587 Rockland 972 TOTAL 68,183

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 441 Jefferson 99 Saratoga 346
Allegany 39 Kings 2,320 Schenectady 189
Bronx 845 Lewis 18 Schoharie 21
Broome 353 Livingston 95 Schuyler 20
Cattaraugus 56 Madison 109 Seneca 22
Cayuga 101 Monroe 1,574 Steuben 92
Chautauqua 102 Montgomery 39 St. Lawrence 110
Chemung 142 Nassau 2,910 Suffolk 2,525
Chenango 42 New York 1,993 Sullivan 60
Clinton 85 Niagara

233

Tioga 73
Columbia

65

Oneida 345 Tompkins

126

Cortland 59 Onondaga 1,131 Ulster 166
Delaware 55 Ontario 253 Warren 99
Dutchess 400 Orange 519 Washington 30
Erie 1,542 Orleans 23 Wayne 116
Essex 20 Oswego 125 Westchester 1,666
Franklin 43 Otsego 106 Wyoming 35
Fulton 46 Putnam 140 Yates

36

Genesee 84 Queens 2,186 NYS TOTAL 26,172*
Greene 39 Rensselaer 208 OTHER US 6,483
Hamilton 3 Richmond 754 NON-US 95
Herkimer 60 Rockland 638 TOTAL 32,750

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 1,205 456 6 1,667
Adult Health 6,526 1,379 13 7.918
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 63 15 0 78
Family Health 11,655 2,781 54 14,490
Gerontology 495 104 1 600
Holistic Nursing 31 17 1 49
Neonatology 278 107 1 386
Obstetrics & Gynecology 229 39 1 269
Oncology 23 6 0 29
Palliative Care 24 14 2 40
Pediatrics 1,870 399 3 2,272
Perinatology 22 1 0 23
Psychiatry 2,324

547

5 2,876
School Health 8 0 0 8
Women's Health 793 163 2 958
TOTAL 25,546 6,028 89 31,663

* 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: August 5, 2021