USSI Experience

I’ve been an ER nurse for 5 years and just completed my first assignment with USSI. Even before I graduated from nursing school I knew I wanted to travel nurse.  It was something that was always in the back of my head as I gained the experience I needed to feel confident enough to hit…

My Travel Nursing Story

By Kamonchanok Gulgalkhai (Poppy) My name is Poppy and Kevin is my husband. We are travel nurses. We started doing travel nursing in October of 2017 and we are currently on our second assignment in Northern California. Before we become travel nurses, we worked as staff nurses in South Florida. Kevin dreamed of becoming a travel nurse…

Flu Season

Can you believe it’s almost flu season again?  Neither can we!  We here at USSI are taking a proactive approach to ensure that our employees are well protected against the flu.  We highly encourage our employees to receive the flu vaccine. There are several options to obtain the flu vaccine: Check with facility where you…

“Dear Jimmy Kimmel’s Nurse” from Nurse Kelley Johnson

It was a nurse at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles that saved Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son. This nurse saved this little boy’s life by detecting his murmur, recognizing that he was blue, and ensuring he was brought to the NICU for life saving measures. Here’s the part that I find most surprising: most people find this…

Must know National Nurses Week Deals!

Cinnabon       From May 6-12, 2017, participating Cinnabon Bakeries will offer a choice for a FREE Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll, MiniBon®, or a four-count of the newest treat, BonBites™, to nurses presenting their medical ID badge. Einstein Bros Bagels                               …

11 Things Okies Want Travelers To Know

Oklahoma is an amazing place to visit and live. It also has been one of the most popular states for Travel Nursing assignments. Here’s a list of things that Okies want you to know before traveling to Oklahoma. Okies call Oklahoma City “The City”. 2. Tulsa is called “T-Town” 3. Soft drinks are referred to as…

8 Steps to Becoming a Travel Nurse

Travel Nursing Assignments refer to nursing contracts that afford an RN or an LPN the opportunity to work at a healthcare facility at a specific location for 13 to 26 weeks. The general perception in the travel industry is for the facility to qualify as “travel” it needs to be 50 miles or further away…

5 Times Nursing Caught National Attention in 2016

2016 was an eventful year for Nursing. There’s so many heartwarming news about the nursing industry. As we embrace 2017 with open arms, here’s 5 times Nursing caught national attention in 2016. The Nursing Shortage In February 2016, The Atlantic published an article ” The U.S. is running out of nurses”, digging inside the ever…

10 Awesome Gift Ideas For Nurses.

Christmas is almost here! You can see it, you can smell it, it’s so close you feel it in the air. It also means it’s time to get the gifts ready for your loved ones. If you have friends or family who are Nurses, you are in luck. This blog will show you some incredible…

Emergency Nurse Day Special

If you are a Emergency Room (ER) Nurse, you know first hand the stress is real. Your job is about saving lives, and there’s absolutely no room for error. You remind yourself everyday that there’s no space for any mistakes. Besides the patient care, you also need to comfort them, telling them everything will be…

First Day Checklist

The first day of anything can be a hectic. USSI created this checklist for all nurses to prepare for your first day right. Click here to download the first day checklist.