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Travel Nurse to Tech Innovator: Emma's Journey

Audrey McCollough, RN, BSN
September 22, 2023
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In the ever-evolving universe of healthcare, there are those who not only adapt to change, but also spearhead innovation, carving out new paths that many have not ventured before. One such trailblazer is Emma, a former ICU bedside nurse who transformed her career to become a shining star in the healthcare tech galaxy at Trusted Health. In our latest YouTube episode of "How Trusted Clinicians Go Beyond," Emma guides us through her journey, illustrating how a travel healthcare career can be a launchpad to stellar realms of opportunities and achievements.

A Glimpse into Emma's Universe

Emma's journey began in the ICU, where her role as a bedside nurse laid the foundation for her future explorations. But it was her leap into the world of travel nursing that truly ignited her passion and set her on a trajectory towards uncharted territories in the healthcare industry.

The Launch into Travel Nursing

As Emma stood on the cusp of her new adventure in travel nursing, she found herself engulfed in a whirlpool of emotions. The thrill of embarking on a new journey was palpable, yet a multitude of questions and uncertainties clouded her mind. Like many clinicians contemplating the transition from a stable staff position to a dynamic travel role, Emma felt both exhilarated and apprehensive about the path that lay ahead.

The initial phase of her journey was akin to venturing into an uncharted territory, where the excitement of newfound opportunities was equally met with a barrage of questions that seemed to have no clear answers. Emma immersed herself in online forums, seeking to absorb every bit of information she could find.

Along the way, Emma noticed that many others like her were grappling with the same concerns.  Questions about the logistical aspects of travel nursing, such as understanding the nuances of travel taxes, travel nurse housing, and adapting to new environments, seemed to be a common thread.

Identifying a Galaxy of Opportunities

As Emma ventured further, she realized that there was a glaring gap in the industry - a chasm between the information that aspiring travel nurses needed to know and the scant resources that were available at the time. This phase of her journey became a voyage of discovery, not just for herself but for the travel community she was becoming a part of. Emma could relate to the apprehensions and fears of others who were wondering how to become a travel nurse

Determined to bridge this gap, Emma committed to being the change, the guiding star that would help others navigate this complex, yet rewarding journey. She envisioned creating a guidebook that would serve as a beacon of light for others embarking on similar journeys, a resource that would bring about positive change in an industry that desperately needed it. Thus, setting the stage for a career that would go beyond the conventional boundaries, into realms filled with innovation, growth, and boundless opportunities.

Joining the Stellar Crew at Trusted Health

As Emma continued to learn and search for ways to create positive change for travel clinicians, she came across Trusted Health, a company that was at the forefront of revolutionizing the travel healthcare industry. This encounter felt like aligning stars, bringing together a company that was eager to innovate with clinicians front of mind and a professional who had firsthand experience of the gaps that needed to be filled in the industry.

Emma at Trusted Health: A flexible lifestyle while she chases her passion and camaraderie with fellow nurse innovators.

At Trusted Health, Emma found a platform where her dreams could take flight. She joined the crew as a Nurse Advocate, a role that perfectly aligned with her mission to enhance the travel nursing experience by allowing her to provide hands-on support to nurses at the bedside. Here, Emma had the opportunity to transform her passion project into her day job, a place where her vision to make things better for travel nurses was not just welcomed but actively encouraged. 

Soaring to New Heights

At Trusted Health, Emma embraced the power of technology, ultimately venturing into operational and technical roles that were pivotal in steering the industry towards a new era of innovation and efficiency. Emma became an integral part of a movement that was reshaping the healthcare landscape, contributing significantly to the industry's evolution with her insights and expertise.

Today, Emma stands as a Salesforce admin, a role that places her at the nexus of technology and healthcare innovation. In this capacity, she is at the forefront of developing processes and automation systems that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Emma's role is not just about leveraging technology; it's about envisioning a future where healthcare is more accessible, streamlined, and better for both patients and clinicians.

Launching Your Own Travel Healthcare Journey

Emma's story serves as a luminous guide, encouraging others to take that first step into the unknown and discover the boundless opportunities that await in the healthcare cosmos. Her journey is a testament to the fact that with passion and determination, one can truly go beyond the conventional paths and explore new frontiers.

We invite you to be a part of this conversation. How has your nursing career or travel nursing journey propelled you to new galaxies of opportunities and achievements? Share your own stories and experiences or ask questions within our Trusted Health Community.

Let's build a constellation of fellow clinicians where we can learn, share, and grow together in this vast universe of healthcare. Sign up to travel with Trusted today! 

Audrey McCollough, RN, BSN

Audrey McCollough, RN, BSN, is a pediatric critical care nurse who traded her scrubs for a laptop to come work internally at Trusted two years ago. With eight years of critical care experience and four years of travel nursing under her belt, Audrey now uses her experience and expertise to support others in the healthcare industry, particularly her fellow nurses. When she's not at work, Audrey loves to explore the great outdoors! Hiking, skiing, or just soaking up nature's beauty - Audrey is all about it.

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