Meet Truly Ambitious Plastic Surgery Nurse Practitioner Nicole Sweeney
This post is a part of a blog series highlighting Northwell Health’s advanced clinical providers (ACP). Each Northwell Health employee was nominated by their manager as an individual who exemplifies the Northwell Health values.
Nicole is approaching her first year as a nurse practitioner at Northwell. However, she brings a breadth of knowledge and years of experience to the workplace every day. After receiving her master’s degree and becoming a nurse practitioner, she went back to become a registered nurse first assistant. It was this move that provided her with a variety of experience and helped develop her passion for working in the operating room. “I loved being in the OR and wanted to continue that aspect of my career as an advanced clinical provider,” Nicole says. Assisting in the operating room provided Nicole with a fresh and unique perspective, one that she would eventually carry over into every room she’d enter.
Years later, the triathlete and busy mom of a 5-year old finds her home at Northwell. She made the decision for a number of reasons but notes, “It was time for an institutional change for me in order to work closer to home.” Northwell Health offered her the flexibility she needed after realizing long commutes to the city were taking precious time away from her family.
And though there are many health systems on Long Island, Nicole felt the direction Northwell was taking its organization was one that was innovative and forward-thinking, and she wanted to be a part of it. “I feel that Northwell Health exemplifies the values I find to be vital – delivery of exceptional patient care, innovation through research and education, and dedication to the staff who make Northwell great,” she says.
Now, 8-months into her practice, she absolutely loves working as an NP in plastic surgery because of how her role is and how versatile her role asks her to be. She says, “Plastic surgery is one of the only specialties that treat many areas of the body from head to toe.” Which means, no two days can ever truly be the same.
Northwell offers unique opportunities for each employee to learn and grow, and for someone as ambitious as Nicole, it’s the perfect situation. Nicole says, “As an NP new to Northwell I look forward to utilizing all the health system has to offer including wellness programs and continuing education opportunities,” adding, “There are so many resources available for staff to grow and flourish!” We know Nicole’s future is bright at Northwell and can’t wait to see how she advances her career here.
All of us are proud of Nicole, a Truly Together ACP! If you’re Made for working with a team of exceptional ACPs, explore our opportunities at Northwell Health.
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