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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
SALKA SUSAN R
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC [AHS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
12400 HIGH BLUFF DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/09/2012
(Street)

SAN DIEGO, CA 92130
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/09/2012   M   30,831 A $4.99 150,098 D  
Common Stock 03/09/2012   F(8)   11,308 D $4.99 138,790 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Appreciation Rights $18.03               (6) 04/12/2016 Common Stock 43,250   43,250 D  
Stock Options (Right to buy) $9.68             05/08/2004 05/08/2013 Common Stock 39,405   39,405(3) D  
Stock Options (Right to buy) $14.94             05/18/2005 05/18/2014 Common Stock 160,000   160,000(3) D  
Stock Options (Right to buy) $14.86             05/04/2006 05/04/2015 Common Stock 185,000   185,000(3) D  
Stock Appreciation Rights $16.18               (6) 04/08/2018 Common Stock 61,646   61,646 D  
Restricted Stock Units (1)               (4)(9)   (2) Common Stock 67,782   67,782 D  
Stock Appreciation Rights $8.71               (6) 01/07/2019 Common Stock 116,586   116,586 D  
Restricted Stock Units (1)               (5)(9)   (2) Common Stock 112,111   112,111 D  
Stock Appreciation Rights $8.78               (6) 02/02/2020 Common Stock 193,949   193,949 D  
Restricted Stock Units (1) 03/09/2012   M(10)     30,831   (7)   (2) Common Stock 30,831 (1) 62,595 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
SALKA SUSAN R
12400 HIGH BLUFF DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92130
  X     President and CEO  

Signatures

 Susan R. Salka   03/13/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The Restricted Stock Units were granted pursuant to the AMN Healthcare Equity Plan. Each restricted Stock Unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Common Stock.
(2) Restricted Stock Units do not have an expiration date.
(3) The Options to purchase shares of Common Stock were granted pursuant to the AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. Stock Option Plan. The shares become vested in four equal installments on the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the grant date.
(4) The Restricted Stock Units were granted on January 7, 2009 and vest on the third anniversary of the grant date, provided, however, the Restricted Stock Units shall vest on an accelerated basis thirteen months after the grant date, in the incremental amount of 33% should the Company achieve or exceed specified earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) target for the previous fiscal year and on the second anniversary of the grant date in the amount of 34% should the Company achieve or exceed EBITDA target for the previous fiscal year.
(5) The Restricted Stock Units were granted on February 2, 2010 and vest on the third anniversary of the grant date, provided, however, the Restricted Stock Units shall vest on an accelerated basis thirteen months after the grant date, in the incremental amount of 33% should the Company achieve or exceed specified earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) threshold for the previous fiscal year and on the second anniversary of the grant date in the amount of 34% should the Company achieve or exceed EBITDA threshold for the previous fiscal year.
(6) The Stock Appreciation Rights were granted pursuant to the AMN Healthcare Equity Plan and vest over three years on the anniversary of the date of the grant in increments of 33%, 34% and 33% respectively.
(7) The Restricted Stock Units were granted on January 25, 2011 and vest on the third anniversary of the grant date, provided, however, the Restricted Stock Units shall vest on an accelerated basis thirteen months after the grant date, in the incremental amount of 33% should the Company achieve or exceed specified earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) target for the previous fiscal year and on the second anniversary of the grant date in the amount of 34% should the Company achieve or exceed EBITDA target for the previous fiscal year.
(8) Number of shares withheld for tax purposes.
(9) Ms. Salka elected to defer these Restricted Stock Units pursuant to the Company's deferred compensation plan.
(10) Common shares acquired on the vesting of Restricted Stock Units.

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