My name is Emily Cheng (also known as “ExploRN_EmCheng” via Instagram). 

I am a cardiovascular intensive care travel nurse. I was born and raised in New York, but now I'm currently on assignment and living the California dream! I went to nursing school at State University of New York, Stony Brook University and swam collegiality as well.

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“My goal is to be equipped with the knowledge, determination along with a great deal of faith required to give my patients a beacon of hope, an opportunity to enhance their quality of life, and to grant them another day to go home to their families.”

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Today I want to wish not only my Dad a splendid and happy Fathers's Day, but also to all the fathers out there, to all the males that have accepted their responsibility of fatherhood, the males that recognize that fatherhood is not an OPTION, to those that are strong male figures in a child's life, the Supermen that complement their Superwomen in their journey through parenthood. With that said I'm blessed and thankful to have the privilege to wish my Dad a Happy Father's Day. Thank you for always being a strong presence, for raising me up to being the man that I am, thank you for teaching me to be resilient and for motivating me to push forward. Thank you for giving me an image to mirror in looking after my own family. Thank you for being a father to many, there are so many souls that you have touched, that regard you as a father figure and you have shaped their lives for the good. Thank you for working tirelessly and sacrificing everything that is you just so my siblings and I could have a better future.


“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs
“We are the manifestation of our aspirations. The procurement of our success is subject to the magnitude of dedication to our ambitions.”

One day during summer vacation, my mother handed me her old pathology book and said “this summer, be productive, choose just one organ, one that interests you the most and try learn as much as you can about it.”  It was at this time, as a 14-year-old, that I chose to study, to learn and to love the heart and the cardiovascular system. 

However, It wasn’t until a few years later when my grandmother experienced a stroke, that I realized how truly powerful that book was.  In witnessing the efforts of the doctors involved in saving her life as she hung by a thread, I recognized the weight of beholding knowledge that can be used to save lives.