8 Essential Items to Bring with you on your Travel Nursing Assignment

We are excited that you are beginning your travel nursing assignment with United Staffing Solutions, Inc.! We have prepared a few must-haves for your packing list. Clothes Seems like a no-brainer, but don’t forget to research climate, expected temperatures, and rainfall. You don’t want to spend that incredible pay on clothes you forgot! Important Travel…

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…

Ten Things You Never Say to a Travel Nurse

  “So you’re not a real nurse?” Of course we are real nurses. They don’t just hand out that title for free…   “Oh! You’re like a ‘temp’!” Nope, not a temp. I will temporarily be filling a very full-time position for a substantial amount of time.   “Since you’ve never done this HERE before…”…

Sexualizing Nursing

For decades, the nursing profession has been sexualized the media. We have all seen the short skirt, cleavage, high stockings, and high heels nurse costume that reinforces the “sexy nurse” stereotype. My question is this: why have we, as nurses, allowed this for so long? To me, the only thing that these sexualized images, costumes,…

Drink This Not That!!!

If you are anything like me you have tried one of the many “popular” energy drinks out there like Monster, Red Bull, etc. Truth be told, I used to drink 1-2 energy drinks a day for an extended period. Well, a visit to a cardiologist and subsequent diagnosis of tachycardia put the kibosh on that…

5 Reasons Staff Nurses Should Stop Bullying Travel Nurses

Okay, sorry for the drama, we know that it is a small percentage of staff nurses who bully travel nurses. We also understand that nurse bullying happens between all variations of nurses in all health care settings, there is not one victim. Thankfully, our travelers rave about our fantastic hospitals and their nurses, but I…

Nursing and Nutrition

There are many different responsibilities when it comes to being a nurse. Whether it is an emergency room nurse saving a life or a medical surgical nurse going over discharge instructions with a patient and their family, nurses have a massive job description. One of the lifestyle areas that nurses educate their patients about on…

“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                               …

18 Reasons Why You Should Never Travel to California

The food is too fresh There are only 840 miles of coastline and beaches It is always sunny out There are too many In-n-Out Burger joints around Taco Tuesday must happen every Tuesday The desert, a snowy mountain, and the beach shouldn’t be close enough to each other to visit all three in one day Celebrities…

Things That Annoy Travel Nurses

1.   When a recruiter doesn’t know details about a job they are offering me: USSI Recruiter Arnold’s response: “I don’t even pick up the phone to pitch the nurse if I don’t have all of the info about the hospital or pay. Sadly, a lot of Recruiters work backwards and the Nurse (especially an…

Things That Annoy Nurses

1. When someone asks why you didn’t become a Doctor: 2. When a patient asks “what took you so long?”: 3. When a patient is allergic to Tylenol but not Percocet: 4. When you ask the coherent patient for their pain level and the family member answers from across the room: 5. When the patient spent…