I graduated with my BSN in 2005. Since then I have worked in many areas: 1 year in the NICU (it was a level 3 but as a new grad I was mostly in level 1 and 2), 4 years as a float nurse where I worked everywhere but the OR, just over 3 years in the ER, and 5 months in a pediatric clinic. Unfortunately, I have not worked as a nurse in the past 25 months; my husband is in the Air Force and we are stationed in Europe. I have been working on a MSN/MA degree and have worked as a substitute teacher and a substitute school nurse as work is available. I am now at a point where I am having difficulty finishing my degree. (My school has been unable to approve a facility over here for clinical hours so I will have to do them in the states next spring and will then graduate in May.) I would like to work 8-12 weeks every year on a travel assignment because I am concerned that I am losing all of my skills. Would I need to have held a regular nursing position in the recent past for this to be possible? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.