Linkous & Associates is simply

The Best in The Business

Judy and Kelly Linkous

Linkous & Associates has earned its well-deserved reputation as a truly skilled and talented recruitment agency.

“I have known Judy for years, but just recently had the opportunity to work with her and Kelly in the recruitment of NNPs to our practice. Both Judy & Kelly are outstanding. The caliber of NNP candidates referred by each of them has been very high. Judy & Kelly are responsive to the needs of the institution as well as to the candidates. They want to make the perfect match! Their professionalism and follow-up is exemplary.”  - Paula Timoney, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC Former Director, Advanced Practice Nurses All Children’s Hospital


“I want you to know that Kelly Linkous has been a dream to work with. She is so professional, she gets back with me by email almost instantly or certainly within the same day. She has been helpful in getting me in contact with the right person(s) when needed. I would recommend her to work for any company. This whole process has been a positive experience in part because of Kelly.”  - Karen Helmlinger, NNP-BC


“You are a wonderful, supportive person who understands the NNP role. You know where the jobs are for NNPs! Your continuing support of our yearly “What’s New in the NICU?” Annual Pharmacology Conference has been a great help to the NICU education in Omaha, Nebraska.”  - Lori Rubarth, PHD, RN, NNP-BC Assistant Professor-NNP Program Coordinator Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE


“Kelly, I wanted to let you know how amazing you are at what you do. I always felt that I was your only client, and obviously this isn’t true. So thank you for always getting back to me so quickly and taking the time to help me find a job. I will constantly be recommending you to any new grad, or anyone who needs help finding a job. You guys are amazing!”  - Tehila Ness, NNP


“Judy Linkous is a preeminent expert in recruitment of neonatal nurse practitioners. She has been an invaluable resource in helping us fill vital staffing needs despite the well-recognized national shortage of these professionals.”  - Victor C. Herson, M.D. Medical Director, NICU Connecticut Children’s Medical Center


“Judy was my voice in finding me the perfect job. She understood all my fears, needs, and dreams and negotiated for me when I felt I couldn’t. Her expertise was invaluable when leaving a job of 8 years and beginning down a new path.”  - Meredith Barrows Ogden, MS, PA-C


“FANNP (Florida Association of NNPs) is grateful to Linkous & Associates for its many years of generous support as a conference sponsor. With their encouragement the conference has grown each year to provide a concentrated review for new NNPs preparing for certification and an update for experienced NNPs.”  - Karen Theobald, MS, ARNP, RNC FANNP Conference Planning FANNP National NNP Symposium: Clinical Update and Review


“Judy and Kelly take the time to understand your needs and the needs of the practice. They make a personal commitment to assist you in filling positions and ensuring that the candidate is the right person for the job.”  - Robin Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina


“The Texas Association of Neonatal Nurses has been very lucky to have received the support of Linkous & Associates, LLC from our inception. Judy has been wonderful to work with. TxANNP has an annual conference in March and Judy has supported us at the Silver level each year. Without the support of companies such as Linkous & Associates we would not be able to sponsor this conference. Sponsorship has allowed us to grow over the past 5 years.”  - Barbara McFadden RN, MSN, NNP-BC NICU Clinical Educator The Woman’s Hospital of Texas


“We are so appreciative of the annual corporate sponsorship from Judy Linkous! It has helped us continue to provide an outstanding evidenced based neonatal pharmacology conference.”  - Carmen Dooley, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC Chairperson, Neonatal Pharmacology Conference Medical University of South Carolina


“It has been a pleasure working with Judy and Kelly. They have an excellent reputation in the healthcare recruiting field. With their many years of experience and excellent connections, they have been invaluable as I search for a job following graduation.”  - Alison Blake, NNP


“When we had a need for an NNP, I contacted Judy. She doesn’t look for just any person–she really tries to make sure it is the right fit. She is professional in her interactions and is an honest sincere person. I will always go to her first when looking for another NNP!”  - Judy Johnston, Service Leader Nursing Director of NNPs St. Louis Children’s Hospital


“It has been my pleasure to have known and worked with Judy for over 10 years. She was integral in the advancement of my career, now as a lead NNP, as well as equally vital in successfully recruiting several NNPs for our Level III NICU. I look forward to her continued support, professionalism, and integrity.”  - Ronda Aurigemma, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC


“We had a recruiter prior to Kelly that produced absolutely zero results. Kelly has sent some excellent candidates our way. Kelly always follows through, updates us consistently, and is one of the most pleasant people I have ever had the pleasure to work with…”  - Kathleen Beck, BSN, RN, NNP-BC Akron Children’s Hospital Akron, OH


“Judy, you have just been fabulous to work with. I have already told other people I work with about you for when they are done with their programs!”  - Breanna Jacobs, NNP-BC


“Kelly, you have been a great recruiter, mentor, and support person. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me!”  - Tatiana Fiorilo, NNP-BC


“As a new graduate NNP, it was scary finding my first job.  All my questions and concerns were eased by Kelly.  She listened to my goals and needs and matched me with a wonderful hospital and an amazing group of Neo’s and NNPs.  I am very happy with all my decisions and with Kelly’s support during the hiring process.”  - Valerie Miller, NNP-BC


“Kelly, I really enjoyed working with you, I really was impressed with the level of service you provide, and will definitely recommend you over any of your competitors.”  - Sharon Pruder, NNP-BC