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 nurses (RNs)

Licenseda (as of 2004)

2,909,357

RN with advance practice preparation and credentials in oncologya (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 workers

Employed social workere (2004)

562,000

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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