I found that school nurses near my home were the best place to start networking. If they're not a good candidate, then ask them for direction. Hint: they may know a nurse that works at a ER, or may send a few texts out to her RN friends.
The other comment about just showing up to a hospital near you, disregard!!
The best way to build a network is NOT by dropping in unannounced. You might get the same tone displayed on your first 2 replies
. Call ahead, ask to speak to the charge nurse at the emergency unit, let her know what your trying to do (keep it short). She may assign an RN to help you, and set up an appointment for you. Make sure you have your questions written down beforehand.
Let us know how this worked out for you. Good Luck!