By Kyhara Jenaty
The Northwell Golden Ticket nursing showcase hosted its 10th annual nursing event at the Crest Hollow Country Club on January 19. This event promoted college nursing students who want a future in the Northwell healthcare system, the largest healthcare provider in New York State. Students were offered an opportunity to be interviewed for summer internships. Many who are selected for these internship get hired as a nurse, due to the nationwide shortage of nurses. Approximately 500 students attended the event and 21 college students were picked for the Northwell Award.
Eight LIU Post students won the award, one of them being sophomore Dana Lovino. “The event started with breakfast. We were then led into a ballroom for introductions from the Northwell CEO, where we were congratulated for being the elite in our classes,” Lovino said.
According to Lisa Garcia, an assistant professor for the school of health professions and nursing, in order to receive an award, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their fall courses as well as professional conduct in the classroom. “The nominees were then randomly selected by the past Undergraduate Director, Dr. Lilly Mathew, as we received a limited number of tickets from Northwell. We anticipate that Northwell will provide a similar number during the fall 2018 semester and criteria will be similar. We look forward to our students attending the Norwell Health Golden Ticket event in 2019,” Garcia said.