You can go to the public and ask , put it in the news paper , do a fund raiser, get alot of people together and do it to raise funds. You also might want to contact a flight company (lifeflight) and tell them of the circumstances and they may have staff that will donate thier time, to help out another nurse. We had a scrub tech at the hospital I worked at have a mva that left her para and in need of many medical procedures and rehab.
This is what was done for her:
The staff gathered moneys in the department for her, and her family.
The hospital dontated its services and flight team to transfer her to colorado for rehab.
We did a cookout for her many grocery stores in the area donated things to be cooked when they were notified of what occured, alot of companys in the surrounding area also donated money and one company even matched what money we raised.
We put in the paper the fund raiser, had posters all over the hospital, and had them plastered all around town , to bring in as many people as possible for the chilli, bbq,soups and sandwhiches . it was a donation basis at the door and a base price for a plate of food. Alot of money was raised.
Even though she was a traveler you may want to contact past hospitals that she worked for, Im sure she had friends in each place she worked at, let them know and tell them of the need even one dollar will help.
Contact any nursing organizations she maybe associated with, maybe they can help or even have an idea that will also help raise funds to bring this nurse home to be with her family.
Contact the hospital as see if they will accept what the insurance will cover, and work on it from there, even a small recoop is better than no recoop at all, they have funds for indigent care, and if money is raised then a dedicate a percentage to the hospital which worked and took care of your friend.
Go to her home town put it in the newspaper and go to the bank and set up a fund in her name and advertise the need for help , its amazing how if people know about what is going on they will help, and it may not be a large amount of money, every little bit counts at this time. Find out from the travel company that she worked with, some have policeys that cover short term disability, thats some tucked money there as well. Some companys keep it standard as a base package. Ask many to donate time, to assist in the care of her, and to help in any way they can.
I do hope this helps if not I will do what I can for you in this time.