getting back into the icu

  1. just a question and advice. I have been doing critical care for 8 years now. I haven't been in an ICU in about four years. I could only find jobs in ER's and one was a level 1. well I am a military wife so we travel around. for the past two years I was a nurse case manager and worked prn in a local ER once again only job. well now I want to get back into the ICU but everyone is telling me I had to have practiced within the past year for per diem? I have my ccrn....I applied with contract companes and physical hospitals and not state the same! any advice on how to get my foot back in the door? I like the ER but the ICU is my home...thank you!!