Our History & Credo

Linkous & Associates is a family-owned and operated specialty recruitment service for the neonatal healthcare industry.

Our name is synonymous with Neonatal Nurse Practitioner recruitment. For more than 28 years, our integrity and commitment to our candidates and clients helped us to establish a reputation as a leader in the NNP recruitment industry.

Our Story

Since inception in 1991 by founder, Judy Linkous, Linkous & Associates has played an integral role in the neonatal community focusing on the recruitment and placement of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Physician Assistants nationwide.

Carrying on the family legacy, Judy’s daughters Kelly Linkous and Suzanne Welde, continue to cultivate an extensive network of NNPs, Neonatal PAs, hospitals, and physician groups to fill the wide-ranging needs of our clients.

Upon joining Linkous & Associates as a recruiter and part owner in 2008, Kelly’s nearly ten years of experience in research and market analysis seamlessly expanded the services of Linkous & Associates. Kelly’s degree in Communication-Public Relations and Business Administration, allows her to effectively serve both her candidates and clients while managing day to day operations.

In 2019, Suzanne returned to her “Linkous” roots in joining the family business. A Masters-level mental health professional, Suzanne has served as a Licensed School Counselor since 2003.  She loved building relationships and working diligently to meet the needs of public-school students and now uses her counseling and consulting skills to support highly qualified health care professionals in their career decision-making.

Suzanne Welde & Kelly Linkous

Kelly Linkous

Kelly Linkous

Manager & Recruiter

B.A. in Communication-Public Relations
Minor in Business Administration
Seattle, WA-based
Joined Linkous & Associates, LLC in 2008

Suzanne Welde

Suzanne Welde

Recruiter

MEd in School Counseling
B.S. in Psychology
Kansas City, MO-based
Joined Linkous & Associates, LLC in 2019

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Current Opportunities

Job TitleTypeLocation
CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL) – NNP
CALIFORNIA (SOUTHERN) – NEONATAL PA – DAY POSITION
CALIFORNIA (SOUTHERN) – NNP
California (Southern) – NNP – Day Position!
FLORIDA (WEST CENTRAL) – APRN MANAGER
FLORIDA (WEST CENTRAL) – NNP
IDAHO (EASTERN) – NNP
ILLINOIS (NORTHEAST) – NEONATAL PA
ILLINOIS (NORTHEAST) – NNP
Maryland (North Central) – NNP – Level III NICU
Maryland (North Central) – NNP – Level IV NICU – NEW GRADS WELCOME
Maryland (North Central) – NNP – NEW GRADS WELCOME
MICHIGAN (SAGINAW) – NNP
MINNESOTA (EAST CENTRAL) – NNP
NEW JERSEY (NORTH CENTRAL) – NEONATAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
NEW JERSEY (NORTH CENTRAL) – NNP
NEW JERSEY (NORTHERN) – NNP
New Mexico (Central) – NNP
OHIO (CENTRAL) – 42-bed, Level III NICU
OHIO (CENTRAL) – NEONATAL PA – NICU experience required
OHIO (CENTRAL) – NNP – 17-bed, Level III
OHIO (CENTRAL) – NNP – LEVEL II NICU – PRN
Ohio (Central) – NNP – Level IV NICU
OHIO (SOUTHWEST) – ACUTE CARE PNP
OHIO (SOUTHWEST) – NEONATAL PA
OHIO (SOUTHWEST) – NNP
PENNSYLVANIA (SOUTHEAST) – NNP – MEDICAL TEAM
PENNSYLVANIA (Southeast) – NNP – SURGICAL TEAM
Tennessee (Southwest) – NNP
TEXAS (EL PASO) – NNP
TEXAS (GREATER HOUSTON AREA) – NNP
TEXAS (HOUSTON) – NNP
Texas (San Antonio) – NNP – Level III NICU
UTAH (OGDEN) – NNP
WEST VIRGINIA – (WESTERN) – NNP
WEST VIRGINIA – (WESTERN) – PRN NNP

What Words Do Our Clients Use To Describe Us?

Invaluable.
Vital.
Compassionate.
Excellent.

Kelly helped me secure a position where I otherwise wouldn’t be able to get a foot in the door. It can be difficult to reach a person for a conversation in human resource departments. Kelly was able to bypass that. I think I found a great fit and hope to not need Linkous services again! But I would if I needed to.

Catherine Kline

PA-C

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

Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina