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Leading Nursing Web site, Wins Award for Journalism Excellence

SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare's news and career-focused Web site for nurses and students,, was recently honored by the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The popular nursing Web site took first place in the category of "News Site with Staff of Five or Fewer People." This is the fifth year in a row that and its staff were recognized as first or second in this category.

"AMN Healthcare's President and CEO, Susan Nowakowski was instrumental in starting NurseZone more than nine years ago, realizing that no other resource of its kind was available to the working nurse," explained Carol Burke, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for AMN Healthcare and editorial director for "Since then we've continued to provide added value to the healthcare industry by reporting on legislation, staffing issues, hospital and healthcare trends. In addition, we cover new devices and technology and career information, all with a focus of helping to retain these professionals within the nursing industry." has been previously recognized for its journalistic and Web excellence by the Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, Healthcare Communicators of San Diego, and the American Staffing Association, among others. provides career-focused articles, including industry news for bedside nurses and nursing leadership as well as students and recently graduated nurses. Award-winning journalists and nurses provide the content for NurseZone, which covers daily news and in-depth features on healthcare trends and how they affect nurses and the healthcare industry at large. NurseZone is also known for its community and Web 2.0 features such as RSS feeds, blogs, videos, widgets and more, making it even easier for nurses and students to stay in touch with their industry 24/7.

In addition to the site award, the article "Hospitals Infiltrated by Community-based Superbug," written by associate editor Amanda Sounart, received an honorable mention in the category of non-deadline news stories.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is the largest healthcare staffing company in the United States and a leader in all three of its business segments: travel nurse and allied staffing, locum tenens staffing (temporary physician staffing), and physician permanent placement services. AMN Healthcare recruits healthcare professionals both nationally and internationally and places them on variable lengths of assignments and in permanent positions at acute-care hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare settings throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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