VEGAS BABY!

The USSI marketing team headed to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet some of our favorite people, travel nurses! We are always looking to improve the travel nurse experience here at USSI, and we figured there was no better way to do that than ask travel nurses themselves what they still need from this industry. We…

Travel Nursing Language: what does yours say about your staffing?

Travel nursing advertisements on social media are at the forefront of strategy when it comes to recruiting travel nurses. Hundreds of nurses see various agencies post assignments, locations, and company information every single day. I am not a recruiter, my job at United Staffing Solutions is to make sure that every nurse I encounter knows…

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…

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…

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…