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…

Nurse Kelley’s Response to “Nurses Eat Their Young”

We have all heard the phrase, “nurses eat their young”. This phrase ignites another level of furiousness for me. Let’s decipher all there is surrounding this nursing blemish. The phrase literally means that experienced nurses are bullying, hazing, and/or inappropriately initiating new and/or student nurses. Let’s start with this: experienced nurses deserve extraordinary respect. New…

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…

WHY TRAVEL NURSING? – MY STORY

Ever since I could remember, I’ve wanted to become a nurse. I can actually remember when my mother started nursing school. I remember her leaving early for clinicals dressed in white. I remember her staying up studying really late after getting off work. I even remember attending her pinning ceremony. I was so proud of…

Travel Nursing: You can do anything

It’s ravishing to have legs that are able to climb mountains, arms to cuddle up to the one I love and eyes that can ingest all of the world’s beauty. There comes a time when you instantly know, commencing something new is suitable. There may be a short term anguish – but that is a…

IT IS OCTOBER! My favorite month. Here is what we have planned.

I am OBSESSED with October! Halloween is coming! It is my Birthday Month, I love costume parties and candy, I love Fall decorations, and most importantly—this month represents Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness which are two things very close to my heart. Please know that this month also stands for many other worthy causes,…

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Nursing

A research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Nurses suffer a high rate of Musculoskeletal injuries, which require time off from work. Many would be surprised that Nurse is high up on the list since the nature of the profession is considered not labor intensive. Construction workers, stock clerks and truckers are just above…

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.

National Coffee Day Special

“I need Coffee.” If this is a sentence you say on a daily basis, then you are a coffee lover. September 29th is National Coffee Day, the day we all come together and celebrate coffee. When you think of the hottest stars in Hollywood, you probably think that they literally “live in a different world”…