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Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Licensed Practical Nurse 3,132 3,163 3,116 2,910 2,964

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2022

Licensed Practical Nurse

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1,144 Jefferson 719 Saratoga 871
Allegany 259 Kings 4,348 Schenectady 916
Bronx 3,142 Lewis 230 Schoharie 143
Broome 746 Livingston 296 Schuyler 87
Cattaraugus 430 Madison 407 Seneca 151
Cayuga 507 Monroe 3,919 Steuben 547
Chautauqua 694 Montgomery 340 St. Lawrence 552
Chemung 546 Nassau 3,148 Suffolk 5,610
Chenango 308 New York 768 Sullivan 301
Clinton 382 Niagara 1,101 Tioga 223
Columbia 306 Oneida 1,365 Tompkins 137
Cortland 237 Onondaga 2,578 Ulster 799
Delaware 285 Ontario 544 Warren 320
Dutchess 1,562 Orange 1,426 Washington 413
Erie 4,467 Orleans 217 Wayne 631
Essex 194 Oswego 791 Westchester 2,091
Franklin 287 Otsego 402 Wyoming 302
Fulton 284 Putnam 286 Yates 108
Genesee 323 Queens 4,186 NYS TOTAL 61,011
Greene 237 Rensselaer 873 OTHER US 6,735
Hamilton 7 Richmond 977 NON-US 79
Herkimer 575 Rockland 966 TOTAL 67,825

* 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.