ICU nurse Leona Hernandez will head to the city later this week.
The wife and mother of three young children will stock up on protective equipment before leaving and is expected to stay for eight weeks.
She could have stayed in Minnesota until the health care need is greater, but felt that where she was needed more is right now in New York.
"We talked about should I stay in Minnesota until the need is greater, but the one thing that I think pushed me over the edge was the fact that the need is so great in New York," Leona said.
"We tell them (the kids) that she's a superhero, and they say, 'She's not a real superhero dad!' And I say, 'Yes, she is! She's a super nurse!'" said Tony Hernandez, Leona's husband.
Leona's travel, salary and living arrangements are being paid for through the Travel Nursing Program.
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE
Where are the testing centers
See how our communities are making a difference
Free educational resources for parents and children
How you can help victims of coronavirus
Coronavirus news and live updates in New York
Coronavirus news and live updates in New Jersey
Coronavirus news and live updates in Connecticut
New York City updates
Long Island updates
How coronavirus is leaving ghost towns in its path
Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?
Social distancing: What is it and how does it stop the spread of coronavirus?
Coronavirus closures and cancelations
Coronavirus tips: What Americans need to know
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus
Total count of COVID-19 cases based on patient address