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…

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 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…

True or False Travel Nursing Quiz

TITLE:       Quiz: How well do you REALLY know how to bust travel nursing myths? True or False: Travel nurses have to move to a new city every 13 weeks or after their extension ends. False. Travel nurses can move to different hospitals in the same city if there are opportunities for them to do so….

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…

Dynamic Vs Static Stretching

What does your personal warm up routine entail? For me, I like to get a good sweat going by either jogging or pumping out some calories on the stationary bike, followed by some dynamic stretching. However, when I was playing soccer my warm up consisted of a lot of static stretching to make sure I…