Table 7-2 Estimates of the U.S. Supply of Selected Nonphysician Providers Available to Provide or Ensure the Provision of Psychosocial Health Services


Type of Provider Licensure or Credential Status Number

Registered

Licenseda (as of 2004)

2,909,357
nurses (RNs)

RN with advance practice preparation and credentials inoncologya (2004)

2,573
 

Member of Oncology Nursing Societyb (2006)

33,000
 

Oncology Certified Nurse (OCNs)c (2006)

21,195
 

Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN)c (2006)

1,381
 

Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPONs)c (2006)

1,261
 

Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP)c (2006)

313
 

Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS)c (2006)

128
 

RN with advance practice preparation and credentials in psychiatry/mental healtha (2004)

19,693
 

Clinical nurse specialists in adult psychiatric and mental healthd (2007)

6,851
 

Clinical nurse specialist in child and adolescent mental healthd (2007)

988
 

Family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitionerd (2007)

635
 

Adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitionerd (2007)

1,750
Social

Employed social workere (2004)

562,000
workers

Social worker employed in mental health and substance abuse servicese (2004)

116,000
 

Social worker employed in medical and public healthe (2004)

110,000
 

Social worker employed in child, family, and school social servicese

272,000
 

Licensed social workerf (2004)

310,000
 

Member of National Association of Social Workersg (2006)

149,621
 

Member of Association of Oncology Social Workh (2007)

1,000
 

Member of Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workersi (2006)

303
 

Certified by the Board of Oncology Social Work Certificationj (2007)

236
Psychologists

Licensedk (2004)

179,000
 

Member (worldwide) of American Psychological Association (APA)l (2006)

148,000
 

Member of APA Health Divisionm (2006)

532
Mental health counselors

Licensedn (2004)

96,000
Pastoral counselors

Certifiedo (2006)

3,000

NOTE: Estimates are based on the number of valid licenses or certificates issued, and may not accurately reflect the number of currently practicing providers in the United States. Because



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