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About us

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FirstNurse is positioned to be a local, regional and national leader in the delivery of nurse staffing services. When you work with FirstNurse, you will have access to qualified nursing professionals who are each committed to care delivering. You will also have peace of mind knowing that each has undergone an extensive background check as well as training developed and implemented by Ruby Stockdale herself to ensure that they meet our own stringent criteria.

See how we got started

FirstNurse was built on a love of caring for people combined with the perseverance required to create a thriving business in the healthcare sector. Our founder, Ruby Stockdale, has decades of experience not only as a nurse herself, but as an entrepreneur and healthcare business leader. Ruby brings that extensive healthcare knowledge and expertise to FirstNurse as well as her passion for delivering outstanding, detail-oriented and patient-centered care to our organization—ensuring excellence in every aspect. Ruby feels  we are a purpose-driven company that’s dedicated to empowering people through the value of opportunity to give it our all to put people to work.


FirstNurse Staffing Solutions has been created with a different approach to staffing. 

First, we specialize only in recruiting and placing nurses, from CNAs and LPNs to RNs and Nurse Practioners. This emphasis on nursing means we focus on finding the best professionals in their fields of specialty.

Second, we work closely with you throughout not only the recruiting process, but also the nurse placement process. By getting to know you and your needs and expectations, we are able to find and hire based on your unique profile. This results in the right person doing the right types and level of work needed for you and your healthcare organization.

Third, we place a high priority on the wellbeing of every nurse we recruit. We want to make sure they are comfortable and happy in their roles to reduce the likelihood of turnover. In addition, we provide guidance and training that allow our nurses to not only grow professionally, but also enjoy long-term and fulfilling nursing careers.

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