Experience with USSI – Mona Laverdure

My name is Mona and I have been an ER/ICU Nurse since 2003. I worked as a new grad/staff  nurse right after graduating from my school, San Diego State University (SDSU) and a year and half later I started my voyage as a travel nurse. If anyone asked me my opinion on travel nursing the…

Traveler of the Month for September!!

On behalf of the team at USSI I would like to congratulate Cindy Sephus on being our traveler of the month for September!! Cindy is an amazing House Supervisor who has served the communities at multiple locations throughout the state of California! We appreciate all that she does!! #rn #nurse #nursing #travelnurse #travelnursing #travelerofthemonth #housesupervisor #servingthecommunity #ussi

USSI Experience

My name is Kathleen, I’m a labor & delivery nurse from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I have been traveling for about 3 years now, in which I have worked for multiple different travel nurse agencies. But it wasn’t until just 4 months ago when I came across a job posting on Facebook that I found myself…

Challenges of Working Remote & The Solutions to Those Challenges

As many companies have embraced telework practices during the COVID pandemic it has created a different set of challenges for those who have traditionally worked inside of an office setting. USSI’s very own Team Lead, Raleigh Phillips, addresses some of the challenges employees face while working remote In the travel nursing industry and offers some…

What USSI Recruiters Look for in a Resume

There are 800+ healthcare staffing agencies helping our nursing and allied professionals find their next travel assignments on any given day. If you figure there are a minimum of five recruiters per agency that means, there are 4000+ recruiters working with these healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, that potentially means 4000+ different requirements in a resume. So,…

How to find nutritional balance during a 12hr shift:

Simple snacks and habits to incorporate…  With hectic and unpredictable work schedules it may seem next to impossible for travel nurses to eat healthy while working your 8-12hr shift. Working overnight shifts and having virtually nonexistent cafeteria options can’t be easy, and the days you have off you’re trying to recover from the night before….

Calling All Surgical Techs and Sterile Processing Techs!!

As we look to continue to grow our footprint in the healthcare staffing realm we made a change to our organization by moving Sean Poindexter into a full desk role so that our team would have a dedicated account manager to better service the needs of our clients, not just the facilities but the surgical…

Why I’m Travel Nursing

By Kelsey Van Fleet Hi, my name is Kelsey and I have been a nurse for nearly 3 years. I have worked the last 2.5 years in a tele/ICU unit dealing with a lot of heart and lung ICU patients. In that time, I grew from a new RN to a resourceful staff nurse who…

Our Travel Nursing Story Continued

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) Our third assignment was at the outpatient infusion clinic at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) [4, 10hr dayshifts/wk]. We packed up our car, and made the cross-country road trip from Chicago to LA, stopping in Memphis, Austin, Tucson, and San Diego. We couldn’t be more excited to get…

Our Travel Nursing Story

By Sam & Annette (@travelnursebabes) One of our most memorable weekend getaways was to Yosemite National Park. From LA, the drive took about 6.5 hours. The scenery looked straight out of a fairytale as we drove up to our resort, Rush Creek Lodge. The whole vibe of the lodge was spot on—a refreshing woody smell,…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Tanisha Terry (@xoxotanish) When I received the phone call from my recruiter telling me that I landed my first travel assignment in the Virgin Islands, I couldn’t believe it! My mouth fell open. I was excited, and couldn’t wait to share the news with all my family and friends. But soon after, my feelings…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Jo Cesante Hi! My name is Jo and this is my story. I started travel nursing last July 2017 and it’s been, by far, my best decision in life yet, although I know I’m still only 22. I love traveling (I mean, who doesn’t?) and the idea of being able to explore new places,…