Facts and Figures

U.S. nursing schools turned away 42,866 qualified applicants to baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2006 due to an insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors and budget constraints (source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing).
Approximately 33 percent, or 250,000, of all physicians are 55 or older and plan to start decreasing their practice within the next few years (source: American Medical Association, 2006).

Council Members

The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply (CPNS) is comprised of top industry leaders dedicated to addressing the challenge of physician and nurse supply. The Council includes leading healthcare policy analysts and leaders from medical education, academia and healthcare provider associations.

Co-chairs
Richard (Buz) Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Aiken, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Supporting Members
Marcia Faller
RN, PhD Chief Clinical Officer
Kurt Mosley
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Panel Members
James Bentley
Senior Vice President, Strategic Policy and Planning, American Hospital Association
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
Director, Institute of Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Peter Budetti, MD
Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma
Joyce Clifford, PhD, RN
President and CEO, The Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership
Robert Graham, MD
Professor of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati
John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs
William Jessee, MD
President and CEO, Medical Group Management Association
Michael Johns, MD
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University
Mark Kelly, MD
Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System
Kathleen Long, RN, PhD
Dean, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO
Dean, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marla Salmon, ScD, RN
Dean, Emory University School of Nursing
George Sheldon, MD
Distinguished Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina
Ralph Snyderman, MD
Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University
Michael Whitcomb, MD
Editor in Chief, Academic Medicine

AMN Healthcare
With over 25 years' experience delivering exceptional service and quality, AMN Healthcare is the healthcare industry leader in providing workforce solutions in the U.S. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices located throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare has built a reputation of excellence for its unique ability to provide a broad range of comprehensive workforce solutions and a consistent supply of thousands of nationally and internationally trained high-quality healthcare professionals.

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