Nursing Discounts and Freebies

In honor of all the hard work that nurses do, many of America’s favorite brands are showing their appreciation with special nursing discounts and freebies. Scroll through our list to see what deals you can nab for yourself or others.

Adidas
Through the end of the year, all verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses, military members and teachers can enjoy an exclusive 30% discount on adidas.com. Professional verification is required via ID.me.

Asics
Medical professionals and first responders get 40% off any full-priced product. You must first create an Asics account using your professional email.

Carhartt
Carhartt is proud to offer verified members of the military, first responders and the nursing community a 25% discount on apparel and accessories. Professional verification is required via ID.me.

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The 7 Best Nursing Apps

For Nurses and Nursing Students

Nursing professionals are always on the go, attending to patient needs and making sure that everything is properly documented. Additionally, nurses must be quick on their feet, able to recall and apply vast amounts of medical knowledge throughout the day. While a good memory is essential to success, the advent of mobile applications has made it easier for nurses and nursing students to quickly access the information they need. The following nursing apps are among the best the marketplace has to offer. Take a look and let us know what your favorite nursing app is in the comments below.

App Name: Drugs.com Medication Guide
Availability: iOS and Android
Cost: Free

Best Nursing Apps Drugs.comWhat It Offers: The Drugs.com Medical Guide app is one of the best nursing apps available in the marketplace. It provides a quick and easy way for nurses and nursing students to access a comprehensive database of drug information. Complete with in-depth consumer information, FDA alerts and drug interactions (plus food, allergy and medical condition interactions), this app offers all the functionality that a clinician could want in a drug reference tool. A one-time purchase of $0.99 provides access to a companion app (Pill Identifier App) that allows for searches of over 14,000 prescription and OTC medications based on imprint, drug name, color and shape.

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Spotlight: Long-Term Acute Care Nursing

Within the healthcare industry, there is a growing demand for nurses that are qualified to work in long-term acute care (LTAC) settings. However, misconceptions about LTAC patients and the work environment prevents many nurses from pursuing these career advancing positions. Continue reading to find out more about LTAC facilities and why a job there might be the right career choice for you.

What is a long-term acute care facility?

long-term acute care patientA long-term acute care facility is specifically designed for patients with complex medical conditions that require the ongoing support of an interdisciplinary team. While patients in a LTAC unit no longer need extensive diagnostic procedures or the level of care available in an intensive care unit (ICU), the severity of their condition(s) makes them inappropriate for a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility or home healthcare service.

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7 Night Shift Nursing Pro Tips

Does the idea of night shift nursing send shivers down your spine?

Have you passed on career advancing opportunities because the position was on the night shift?

Do you ever wonder how your night shift colleagues achieve a work-life balance?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. For most nurses, the idea of working the night shift automatically conjures images of sleep deprived clinicians racing to answer a never-ending series of call lights. While it’s undeniable that night shift nursing has its own unique challenges, the truth is that none of these factors are insurmountable.

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How to Deal with an Angry Patient

Regardless of their specialty, nurses encounter a spectrum of patient emotions every day. While their reassuring presence and medical capabilities are welcomed by most, there are times when nurses are called upon to be both healer and mediator. One of the most valuable skills that a nurse can develop is the ability to effectively interact with an angry patient. The following seven tips outlined below, when repeatedly and consistently implemented, can help a nurse defuse potential conflicts with patients.

1. Don’t Take It Personally

Many within the mental health profession consider anger to be a secondary emotion, meaning it is used to protect oneself from other feelings of vulnerability (i.e. humiliation, rejection, sadness, fear, etc.). While it may seem like a patient is lashing out at you personally, the reality is that they are most likely having an emotional response to a situation that does not even involve you. You just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Therefore, the golden rule when dealing with an angry patient is to not take anything they say or do personally. By reminding yourself that the patient’s emotions are misplaced, you can circumvent feelings of being attacked and needing to respond aggressively. Continue reading

Interview with Nurse Coffee Talk

Jamie Baker and Sarah Matthews, hosts of the Nurse Coffee Talk podcast

Are you interested in honest conversations about the challenges currently facing the nursing profession? Jamie Baker and Sarah Matthews, hosts of the Nurse Coffee Talk podcast, are highly experienced nurses that have seen and done it all. They are committed to using their platform to help other nurses successfully navigate the bureaucratic red tape that is commonplace in today’s healthcare systems. Their ability to discuss complex issues with humor and to discover practical solutions will re-energize your passion for one of the greatest professions.

Listen as Jamie and Sarah tackle some of the hottest topics in nursing today and discuss how these challenges can be resolved. 


1. Jamie and Sara, tell us a little bit about yourselves. What are your backgrounds and education? What initially attracted both of you to a career in nursing?

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Interview with Burnt Out to Lit Up

Erika and Mike del Pozo, Burnt Out to Lit Up podcasters & bloggers at Joy Energy Time

In a recent blog post, Premier Medical Staffing Services examined what healthcare worker burnout is and how it can be treated/prevented. To that end, we are honored present our interview with Erika and Mike del Pozo, hosts of the Burnt Out to Lit Up podcast and owners of the Joy Energy Time blog.  

As experienced healthcare professionals, Erika and Mike have seen firsthand the devastating consequences that healthcare worker burnout can have on clinicians, patients and healthcare facilities. Keep reading to learn more about this occupational phenomenon and how Erika and Mike are changing the way healthcare workers address their stress and burnout.


1. What are your backgrounds and education within the healthcare field?

I (Erika) am an occupational therapist and my husband, Mike, is a physical therapist. We met while we were both in grad school in South Florida. I have a Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT), and Mike has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).

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Interview with Goings Places

As a proud supporter of our non-profit partner, Heroes for Healthcare, Premier Medical Staffing Services is always excited to share stories of the amazing things that happen when the military and nursing intersect. Our recent interview with David and Rebecca Goings, a dynamic husband and wife team, is a prime example of the ingenuity and hard work that results from a combination of these forces. Keep reading to find out how David’s military career and Rebecca’s nursing career launched a successful business, Goings Places LLC,  that is now helping military families, travel nurses and so many others.


 1. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. What are your professional backgrounds? When and how did you meet? How long have you been married?

Rebecca: David and I met 10 years ago through mutual friends, the stereotypical “eyes meeting from across a crowded room” type scene! We lost touch for a few years while David deployed overseas, and I began my journey through nursing school. Now, we’ve been married for three wonderfully exciting years. David has encouraged me my whole career, since I became a brand-new nurse to transitioning to critical care and then to travel nursing. David served seven years in the Army Infantry, eventually earning the rank of Captain, before he joined the world of real estate investing.

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2020 Nurses Month Discounts & Freebies

In honor of National Nurses Week and the American Nurses Association’s Nurses Month, some of our favorite vendors are giving away free and/or discounted merchandise to nurses, doctors, first responders and other front line workers. Keep scrolling to see if your favorite vendor is on the list!


Academy Sports + Outdoors Discount: Through May 25, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to nurses, military veterans and other first responders and healthcare professionals, both in stores and online. 

Adidas Discount: Nurses and other medical professionals can get a 40% discount on adidas.com.  

Amazon Nursing ebooks: Amazon offers a selection of free Kindle books for nurses. 
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Interview with Nurses on Fire

Naseema McElroy, Nurses on Fire podcaster and blogger at Financially Intentional

Premier Medical Staffing Services’ mission is to “make a positive difference in those we serve.” To help transform this mission into a reality, Premier is dedicated to providing our clinicians with a variety of high-quality resources that they can use to succeed both professionally and personally. We recently had the opportunity to interview Naseema McElroy, host of the Nurses on Fire podcast and founder of Financially Intentional (a blog about personal finance and living life intentionally) to discuss how clinicians can become empowered about their finances.

Come along with us as Naseema explains the tips and tricks she used to free herself from almost $1 million dollars of debt and why she thinks financial freedom is within every nurse’s grasp.
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