Well, after reading your post, I envisioned you as the Don Quixote of travel nurses, singing "The Impossible Dream"
Sorry-just couldn't help saying it.
I think the area you are in has a decent agency called Sagent. They have a good reputation; but, the key will be to find a seasoned recruiter. If I recall correctly, one of the seasoned recruiters that's mentioned is named Drennan McSomething.
I also think that in CT, there's Onward; but, although they understand what the nurse is looking for, their pay can fluctuate, depending on the area.
Good luck with your quest... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZE4KGB6Wt4
(BTW, it's one of my favorite songs, so no ridicule is intended-I admire your determination)