Northwell Health invests in its people. We provide our team members with access to the right resources and mentorship programs so they can grow their career and learn to lead others. Read to hear from two of our nurse leaders and learn more about Northwell’s professional development opportunities in nursing.
Mentorship is one of the greatest ways a nurse can learn and grow professionally. “My managers and directors knew I wanted to pursue higher positions. They encouraged me to apply for greater opportunities. They helped me form a path to get me to where I am today,” says Emanuel Remilus, assistant nurse manager at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Emanuel attributes his mentorship approach and love in caring for others to his time being hospitalized as a child at CCMC. He was so inspired by the care he was given when he was young, that it made him want to pursue a career in nursing and nursing leadership at Northwell. Emanuel started his career in 2013 as a member in our pediatric critical care fellowship program. From there, he grew in his role as a registered nurse (RN) and recognized quickly that his passion for learning and leading others was something he could pursue.
“The great thing about Northwell is that when someone sees the potential in you, they will help nourish you, so you can grow.” Because Emanuel’s managers and directors knew he wanted to pursue higher levels in nursing, they invited him to attend the Northwell Nurse Leadership Conference in March 2020 where he had the chance to network with mentors and team members with similar interests and goals. The following year, Emanuel was recommended to apply for the assistant nurse manager role in his unit, and he is now currently participating in the Stony Brook University Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program. “I’ve learned how to connect with people and how to identify their strengths and areas of improvement. I always like to challenge and support everyone so they can be their best selves. My leaders have always tried to help me grow, and that’s something I like to translate into my leadership style today.”
Victoria Cotto, assistant manager of patient care at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), kicked off her exciting nursing career with our team after she attended Northwell’s Golden Ticket Nursing Showcase event in 2017. Every year, Northwell hosts this exclusive, annual event for top performing nursing students. It’s a day of networking and learning about the great opportunities for nursing careers across our entire health system. “Despite being such a large organization, Northwell does an amazing job of making people feel welcome and part of a team,” shared Victoria, “That’s how I felt the moment I walked into the Golden Ticket Nursing Showcase and it’s why Northwell has continued to be my number one choice throughout my career.”
Victoria joined Northwell as an RN in our nurse residency program at NWH in 2018 and settled into a medical surgical telemetry unit for almost four years. While at Northwell, she completed her MSN in nursing management and executive leadership from Sacred Heart University. She also held a spot on the informatics team on the shared governance board, and quickly began her preceptor training to supervise nursing students during their clinical rotations. During the Covid–19 pandemic, she volunteered to be crossed trained in the intensive care unit (ICU) which led her to pursue her passion in critical care as she began to work in the ICU full-time. “Having great managers behind me who endorse all of my career interests, really make the difference,” shared Victoria. “Every single one of us has something to give, and if you have the right support system, the potential is there in everyone.”
At Northwell Health, we believe that lifelong learning opportunities truly have a positive impact on one’s career, which is why we have some of the best opportunities for professional growth and development available. Registered nurses and nursing support team members can advance their careers within our organization through tuition reimbursement programs which help our team members experience continuing education, access to certification courses at our Institute for Nursing mentorship opportunities across the health system and more. We also offer nursing students, new graduates, and experienced nurses a strong foundation to develop their clinical skills through hands-on experiences, with our fellowship and externship programs. Our Center for Learning and Innovation offers continuous learning programs to all Northwell team members, and all Health Raisers have access to LinkedIn Learning courses so that they can grow their professional career at their own pace.
Create your path to new nursing leadership opportunities at Northwell Health.