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Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Registered Professional Nurse 17,215 18,607 21,513 23,611 26,348

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2022

Registered Professional Nurses

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 5,133 Jefferson 1,286 Saratoga 4,084
Allegany 572 Kings 21,270 Schenectady 2,781
Bronx 9,928 Lewis 296 Schoharie 321
Broome 2,928 Livingston 1,040 Schuyler 248
Cattaraugus 872 Madison 1,195 Seneca 346
Cayuga 1,200 Monroe 12,484 Steuben 1,222
Chautauqua 1,389 Montgomery 761 St. Lawrence 1,541
Chemung 1,318 Nassau 26,941 Suffolk 24,191
Chenango 586 New York 10,682 Sullivan 981
Clinton 1,331 Niagara 3,245 Tioga 800
Columbia 945 Oneida 3,792 Tompkins 940
Cortland 612 Onondaga 8,731 Ulster 2,374
Delaware 457 Ontario 2,121 Warren 1,169
Dutchess 5,135 Orange 6,211 Washington 777
Erie 16,079 Orleans 474 Wayne 1,369
Essex 506 Oswego 1,497 Westchester 14,171
Franklin 750 Otsego 1,097 Wyoming 537
Fulton 650 Putnam 1,689 Yates 352
Genesee 979 Queens 24,773 NYS TOTAL 258,443
Greene 888 Rensselaer 2,681 OTHER US 86,023
Hamilton 55 Richmond 8,475 NON-US 10,729
Herkimer 901 Rockland 6,324 TOTAL 355,195

* 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.