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 January 1, 2018

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4,870 Jefferson 1,209 Saratoga 3,670
Allegany 560 Kings 19,509 Schenectady 2,538
Bronx 9,101 Lewis 267 Schoharie 286
Broome 2,831 Livingston 977 Schuyler 213
Cattaraugus 868 Madison 1,111 Seneca 378
Cayuga 1,169 Monroe 11,315 Steuben 1,203
Chautauqua 1,353 Montgomery 712 St. Lawrence 1,500
Chemung 1,282 Nassau 23,916 Suffolk 21,431
Chenango 516 New York 10,000 Sullivan 972
Clinton 1,242 Niagara 3,098 Tioga 767
Columbia 913 Oneida 3,687 Tompkins 912
Cortland 564 Onondaga 8,047 Ulster 2,286
Delaware 463 Ontario 1,943 Warren 1,104
Dutchess 4,741 Orange 5,599 Washington 735
Erie 14,821 Orleans 441 Wayne 1,240
Essex 478 Oswego 1,380 Westchester 12,977
Franklin 742 Otsego 1,003 Wyoming 545
Fulton 636 Putnam 1,590 Yates 348
Genesee 948 Queens 22,311 NYS TOTAL 237,444
Greene 845 Rensselaer 2,573 OTHER US 59,389
Hamilton 59 Richmond 7,881 NON-US 5,374
Herkimer 864 Rockland 5,904 TOTAL 202,207

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,213 Jefferson 816 Saratoga 919
Allegany  272 Kings 4,945 Schenectady 929
Bronx 3,397 Lewis 258 Schoharie 167
Broome 754 Livingston 326 Schuyler 94
Cattaraugus 465 Madison 429 Seneca 175
Cayuga 547 Monroe 3,625 Steuben 618
Chautauqua 756 Montgomery 369 St. Lawrence 594
Chemung 539 Nassau 3,354 Suffolk 5,619
Chenango 354 New York 881 Sullivan 345
Clinton 389 Niagara 1,122 Tioga 224
Columbia 320 Oneida 1,490 Tompkins 172
Cortland 264 Onondaga 2,769 Ulster 920
Delaware 302 Ontario 556 Warren 352
Dutchess 1,574 Orange 1,326 Washington 447
Erie 4,551 Orleans 228 Wayne 665
Essex 209 Oswego 851 Westchester 2,295
Franklin 328 Otsego 441 Wyoming 304
Fulton 325 Putnam 337 Yates 122
Genesee 365 Queens 4,673 NYS TOTAL 64,637
Greene 239 Rensselaer 894 OTHER US 6,012
Hamilton 11 Richmond 1,090 NON-US 75
Herkimer 635 Rockland 1,087 TOTAL 70,724

Nurse Practitioners (all specialties** combined)

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 343 Jefferson 94 Saratoga 231
Allegany 36 Kings 1,705 Schenectady 144
Bronx 636 Lewis  18 Schoharie 21
Broome 304 Livingston 63 Schuyler 11
Cattaraugus 49 Madison 80 Seneca 23
Cayuga 90 Monroe 1,220 Steuben 70
Chautauqua 84 Montgomery 25 St. Lawrence 90
Chemung 128 Nassau 2,172 Suffolk 2,017
Chenango 33 New York 1,739 Sullivan 55
Clinton 79 Niagara

179

Tioga 62
Columbia

52

Oneida 296 Tompkins

111

Cortland 48 Onondaga 952 Ulster 137
Delaware 44 Ontario 200 Warren 85
Dutchess 304 Orange 391 Washington 26
Erie 1,226 Orleans 16 Wayne 96
Essex 10 Oswego 101 Westchester 1,336
Franklin 33 Otsego 98 Wyoming 23
Fulton 36 Putnam 118 Yates

37

Genesee 72 Queens 1,338 NYS TOTAL 20,620*
Greene 35 Rensselaer 161 OTHER US 4,022
Hamilton 2 Richmond 560 NON-US 74
Herkimer 53 Rockland 522 TOTAL 24,716

Nurse Practitioner Specialties**

Specialty New York State Other US Foreign Total
Acute Care 727 294 5 1,026
Adult Health 5,683 1,063 16 6.762
College Health 0 0 0 0
Community Health 66 12 0 78
Family Health 8,854 1,642 35 10,531
Gerontology 542 101 0 643
Holistic Nursing 33 18 0 51
Neonatology 251 65 1 317
Obstetrics & Gynecology 261 41 1 303
Oncology 25 10 0 35
Palliative Care 26 11 2 39
Pediatrics 1,679 328 6 2,013
Perinatology 25 2 0 27
Psychiatry 1,684

297

5 1,986
School Health 9 0 0 9
Women's Health 755 138 3 896
TOTAL 20,620 4,022 74 24,716

* 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 23, 2018