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…

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”…

You’re just the nurse. How important could you be?

I spent an entire year of my life defending the intelligence of the nursing profession. The number of people that actually believe we are the sexual, skirt-wearing, coffee-getting, space-takers you see in the media and at Halloween parties is saddening. During my year as Miss Colorado 2015, I met hundreds of incredible nurses. But I…

Test Taking 101

That’s it. You have decided to put your things into storage and start traveling. But before the fun begins, there’s the competency tests, the certifications, the medical document submissions, and licensing, etc. that must be completed. I am Mona, USSI’s Nurse Advocate. I  know that you want to get through this tedious process quickly and efficiently,…

Why USSI?

My role at USSI and my responsibilities as a nurse advocate.