Linkous & Associates

Testimonials

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

What words do our customers use to describe us?

Invaluable.

Vital.

Compassionate.

Excellent.

I could not have gained employment in my current position without Kelly’s help. I was under a tight time schedule to make a decision between two companies and without Kelly’s assistance I wouldn’t have gotten replies back quickly enough to make the right choice. I’m very grateful for her! I highly recommend her services!

Kelli West

NNP-BC

Linkous & Associates has been and continues to be a valued supporter of the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses (NEANN). Even more impressive is Linkous’ dedication to supporting wide-range educational opportunities for neonatal caregivers, especially neonatal nurse practitioners. Not only do we know it at NEANN, but, obviously, the neonatal nursing community recognizes your support through NANN, too. Time and again, you are THERE!

Stephanie McGuire

MS, APRN, NP-BC and NEANN Program Chairperson

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

I have never worked with a recruiter before but working with Kelly has been such a pleasurable experience. Her kindness and patience has not gone unnoticed and I sincerely appreciate all she has done for me.

Francesca Cuttaia

PA-C

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

As a former manager of an NNP group, Kelly always provided me with candidates that were a good match for our group. She did a great job of sharing with candidates pertinent pearls about our group so that the candidate could decide if he/she might be a good fit. Kelly worked well with our HR representative to ensure that travel plans were well coordinated for the candidate. She was prompt to follow-up after an interview was completed. Kelly has also served as a resource for me to have a better understanding of the NNP market across the country. She has a wealth of knowledge, and it has always been a pleasure to work with her.

Anonymous 2019 Client Survey Response

MSN, NNP-BC

Kelly, you need another category for excellence and I would check that off for all of the services. Even when there was no gain for your company you were so willing to help me. I will never forget your kindness and professionalism.

Steven Lebowitz

PA-C

Kelly, it has been such a pleasure working with you in obtaining this position. I have worked with other recruiters before, and this was a way better experience. I haven’t felt pushed or pressured with anything yet I have had the benefits that go along with using a recruiter. It has been such a blessing and a huge help! I will spread the word to my colleagues wishing to use a recruiter in the future.

Jill Cassels

NNP

Linkous & Associates has been and continues to be a valued supporter of the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses (NEANN). Even more impressive is Linkous’ dedication to supporting wide-range educational opportunities for neonatal caregivers, especially neonatal nurse practitioners. Not only do we know it at NEANN, but, obviously, the neonatal nursing community recognizes your support through NANN, too. Time and again, you are THERE!

Stephanie McGuire

MS, APRN, NP-BC and NEANN Program Chairperson

From the initial contact until well after I was employed, Kelly has been available, considerate and helpful. Always professional, quick to respond, and answered all questions. Made the transition from moving across several states to the new position very easy. Everything was handled for me during the phone interview, the face-to-face interview and the negotiations. All I had to do was show up!

Mindi Mancuello

PA-C

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 are exemplary.

Paula Timoney

DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, Former Director, Advanced Practice Nurses All Children’s Hospital

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

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

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

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

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-BC

I appreciated Kelly’s insights into the job market, handling interviews, and understanding how recruitment worked at the next level. She supported me, helped answer questions I didn’t really feel like I could ask elsewhere, and helped me analyze what I needed now. I never felt alone or overwhelmed. She walked me through the whole process. She helped me choose a great city and a great job.

Rylea Anderson

NNP-BC

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

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-BC

Kelly, you have been a great recruiter, mentor, and support person. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me!

Tatiana Fiorilo

NNP-BC

We are so appreciative of the annual corporate sponsorship from Linkous & Associates! 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

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

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

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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 (NORTHERN LOWER PENINSULA) – NEONATAL PA
MICHIGAN (NORTHERN LOWER PENINSULA) – NNP
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