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Welcome to Nursing at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where we practice with confidence—with skill, with caring and with compassion. Our nurse leaders are accessible and transformational. Our core approach is defined by our patient focus.

As Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, our Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive, says, “I want nursing to feel empowered to do what’s right for our patients. That means having the authority and the voice to make critical clinical decisions about patient care.”

The patient is at the heart of everything we do. To achieve superior patient outcomes, our nurses commit to continuous learning and evidence-based practice. There’s never been a more exciting time to join us. See why:


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Mission for Nursing

We provide the highest quality patient-centered care by promoting a culture of caring, empathy and safety. We educate patients and families utilizing evidence-based practice and promote professional nursing development and advancement.

Vision for Nursing

  • To be one of the nation’s leaders in:
  • Nursing Practice
  • Quality, Safety and Outcomes
  • Research
  • Education
  • Service Excellence

“Our goal is to transform nursing so that when patients are seeking care, they are also thinking about the quality of nursing care they will receive. We want the patient to recognize the importance of nursing expertise. I want NewYork-Presbyterian to be known as the place where one goes to receive excellent nursing care. ‘Excellent’ by us doing the right thing for patients all of the time—with caring, compassion and competence.”
— Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

Excellence At Work

Our Strategic Plan

Key elements of this plan are:

  • Professional Development and Education
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Advancing Care/Professional Practice
  • Operational Excellence
  • Technology Innovations
  • Shared Governance
  • The Patient Experience

Our Strategic Plan is a major platform for the growth and development of Nursing. By aligning our goals to the organizational initiatives, our nurses achieve incredible outcomes for our patients. We believe that innovation is in the details, through clear goals, teamwork and communication.

“Nursing is found in pretty much every area of NewYork-Presbyterian. With over 6,000 nurses at our hospital, it’s important that Nursing is aligned in supporting the hospital’s mission and strategic initiatives. Understanding and embracing the ‘Big Picture’ is critical to forging successful partnerships and collaborating with many members of the clinical and administrative teams.”
— Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

Accessible Leadership

There’s a real connection between our nurses and senior leadership. Our nursing leadership team is open, creative and nothing short of transformational, with a clear vision and excitement for where to lead the nursing profession. At each location, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) bring passion to advancing nursing practice. Together with their leadership teams, CNOs support our nurses in the pursuit of nursing excellence.

There’s an indescribable feeling that all of our nurses are going somewhere together, that we’re achieving for both our patients and our fellow nurses. We recognize that, in our profession, immediate access to experienced and expert colleagues is invaluable. Our CNE, Wilhelmina Manzano, along with her team of Vice President & Chief Nursing Officers, sets the stage for many exciting initiatives. Our CNOs work closely with nursing teams to bring alive the mission and vision of NewYork-Presbyterian. Our CNOs advocate for supportive practice environments while also fostering nurse leadership development. We advance talent. We effectively mentor, educate and support certification at all levels.

“We have leaders at the senior level who are incredibly generous and gracious, who understand how to mentor, discuss, take a lesson and challenge with compassion. When you talk to any member of our staff, you’ll hear a theme that permeates: that this is an excellent place to work.”
— Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

Constant Collaboration

Decision-making is collaborative. Partnering with all members of the health care team is an expectation. We believe in shared governance and shared clinical decision-making. Our shared governance committes and councils meet frequently at the Unit, Department, Executive and Cross Campus level to discuss goals, best practices, quality measures, safety and more.

Our care delivery model focuses on a strong emphasis on one-on-one patient relationships. This provides the structure to work with patients and families throughout their stay to achieve the best outcomes.

Picture over 6,000 nurses practicing at the top academic medical center in New York City. A medical center that includes an outstanding children’s hospital, an excellent community hospital, a renowned psychiatric nursing facility and an unrivaled ambulatory care network. Combine all this with two of the most prestigious medical schools. And what does that yield? One amazing and caring team.

With our exceptional nurses, nothing gets in the way of Making It Possible.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks No. 1 in the New York tri-state area, No. 1 in New York State, and No. 6 in the nation according to the 2015-2016 U.S.News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey. For the 15th consecutive year, we are included on U.S.News' prestigious Honor Roll, and this year we are nationally ranked in 15 out of the 16 specialties.

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children's Hospital ranks among the top in the nation for children's care in every specialty evaluated in the U.S. News survey: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. This distinction reflects reputation, volume and other patient-care-related factors, and is possible thanks to the talent and dedication of our physicians, nurses, and staff.

Our case mix index is one of the highest in the country, and our path of sustained success is led by nurses like you. We offer many choices at every level for a lifetime nursing career:

  • Incredible specialties
  • Leading-edge technologies
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Generous mentoring

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