The practice of the profession of nursing as a registered professional nurse is defined as diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, and provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being, and executing medical regimens prescribed by a licensed physician, dentist or other licensed health care provider legally authorized under this title and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations. A nursing regimen shall be consistent with and shall not vary any existing medical regimen.
Practicing in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, health centers, public health centers, private offices, private homes and industry, registered professional nurses:
Additionally, the request included current numbers of licenses issued and active in New York State. According to the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) Office of the Professions website, the number of licensed registered professional nurses in New York State was:
29-1141 - Registered Nurses
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).
American Nurses' Association
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024-2571
Phone: (800) 274-4262
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 9/7/12.
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