I've been an L&D nurse at the same hospital for the past 18 years. In January of 2009 I took a leave of absence and did a 13 week assignment in Maine. Had a great time (other than the weather!), but the travel market somewhat crashed, so I decided to come back home and put my travels on hold until I could see another upswing in the market. I originally signed up with approximately 6 different agencies and have gotten cold calls from these agencies for the past 4 years on a regular basis. NOW, I have committed to travel again in January (I have to complete some certifications that will expire in Feb & March before I take an assignment), so have spoken to 3 different recruiters. They were gung-ho when I called with potential start dates....all three have dropped off the face of the earth. Have I decided to commit at the wrong time? Or have I just chosen to deal with the wrong people?