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AMN Healthcare Appoints R. Jeffrey Harris to Its Board Of Directors

October 3, 2005
San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2005--AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS), a leading healthcare staffing company and the largest nationwide provider of travel nurse staffing services, announced today that R. Jeffrey Harris, a director of Playtex Products, Inc. (NYSE:PYX), and Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. (NYSE:SYD), has joined the company's Board of Directors.

"Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the life sciences and consumer products industries to AMN Healthcare. His background includes extensive experience in corporate governance, strategic planning, and business development, all of which are of key importance to AMN Healthcare. We look forward to Jeff's many contributions as we continue our growth and leadership in the healthcare staffing market," said Steven C. Francis, executive chairman of AMN Healthcare.

"I am pleased to be joining AMN Healthcare's Board of Directors. The company delivers an important service to hospitals nationwide and I am looking forward to working with AMN Healthcare's management team and helping the company to achieve its long-term goals," said Mr. Harris.

Mr. Harris served as a director of Apogent Technologies Inc. from 2000 through 2004 and from 2000 through 2003 was employed as Of Counsel to Apogent. Prior to becoming a director of Apogent, Mr. Harris served as Vice President--General Counsel and Secretary of Apogent (formerly known as Sybron International Corporation) since 1988. Prior to joining Sybron, Mr. Harris was an associate with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler.

Mr. Harris received a B.S. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law. He is a member of the Colorado, Ohio, and Wisconsin Bar Associations, and is on the Board of the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts and Tall Pines Conservancy, both non-profit organizations.

Currently, Mr. Harris also serves on the Board of Directors of Prodesse, Inc. and PhysioGenix, Inc., two early stage biotechnology companies located in southeastern Wisconsin.

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., a leading healthcare staffing company, is the largest nationwide provider of travel nurse staffing services. The company recruits nurses and allied health professionals nationally and internationally and places them on temporary assignments, of variable lengths, at acute-care hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company has tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "expects," "plans," "intends" and similar expressions. Similarly, statements herein that describe the company's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals are also forward-looking statements. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by forward-looking statements are set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2005 and June 30, 2005, it's Current Reports on Form 8-K and Registration Statement on Form S-3. These statements reflect the company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Be advised that developments subsequent to this release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated with the passage of time.

CONTACT: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.
David C. Dreyer, Chief Financial Officer
Christopher Schwartz, Senior Director, Investor Relations

SOURCE: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. 

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