Nursing Leadership


NYP Nursing Leaders are transformational leaders who exemplify our nursing philosophy.

Our nurse leaders are visible, accessible professionals committed to communicating effectively and fostering an environment of mutual respect. Our nurse leaders hold town hall gatherings, huddles, rounds and meetings, to share accomplishments, voice challenges and seek out new perspectives. We advocate for and support our nurses, using shared governance principles foster excellent patient care, decisional participation and evidence-based nursing practice.

Together, we live and work as examples of nursing excellence. We recognize that, as leaders of nursing at NewYork-Presbyterian, we are also leaders of the nursing profession. This sustains a culture of high engagement and satisfaction.

Autonomy
We support autonomy and shared decision-making for nurses at all levels. This inspires all nurses to new heights and empowers them to innovate. NewYork-Presbyterian nurses are recognized regionally and internationally for excellence in nursing.

Guidance
Implicit in the role of nursing leader is a responsibility for ensuring the orientation of our newest nurse leaders. We are educators, coaches and mentors. We set the expectation of high standards and believe that leadership competency is fundamental. Hospital-wide achievements in patient care, professional development, research and nursing education start with us. That’s why our Nursing Leadership Incentive Compensation Plans are designed to recognize and reward individual contributions.

Training and Development
Our nurse leaders have access to leadership development programs through Talent Development and through our relationships with several colleges and universities.


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Prerequisites for Nursing Leadership

  • Nurse Leaders:
  • Master’s in Nursing or related field required
  • Certification in Nursing Administration and/or specialty highly recommended

Leadership Education and Development
The Department of Nursing partners with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service to offer a Master’s Degree in Public Administration: Nursing Leadership. The program is specifically designed to hone management skills and leadership experience. Upon graduating, nurses are ready to assume administrative roles in today’s complex healthcare organizations. The program serves the educational needs of nurses who seek advancement to positions of greater leadership. The program is also popular with nurses wishing to be more effective in their current leadership roles.

Leadership Circle Award
We regularly recognize our nurse leaders for their contributions to the organization. Founded in 2006, by Senior Leadership, the Leadership Circle Award (formerly known as the President’s Circle Leadership Award) annually honors director-level staff on a yearly basis. The award celebrates and acknowledges leaders for their ongoing, outstanding contributions to NewYork-Presbyterian and their commitment to excellence. Award-winners are selected by a team of senior leaders from among nominations submitted by staff, peers and leadership at each campus. Over the years years since its inception, a nurse leader has been honored from across all our sites and corporate services.

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Role Definition:

You will be responsible for the administration and internal management of the Clinical Departments in keeping with the policies, regulations and standards of the Hospital and Department of Nursing. Along with your leadership team of Nurse Administrator, Clinical Manager and/or Patient Care Director, you will plan and implement high-quality, safe patient care. You will establish short- and long-term goals for your units and ensure they align with the hospital’s overall strategic goals. You and your team will assure the provision of nursing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and be responsible for fiscal planning and resource allocation, staffing and employee relations.


You will assume the first line of leadership accountability for the delivery of patient care on a shift. You will facilitate efficient and cost-effective daily operations in relation to patient throughput. You will promote a culture of safety and quality by ensuring continuity in the implementation of standards, protocols, policies and procedures. In collaboration with Patient Care Directors, you will participate in the establishment of goals and ensure they align with the hospital’s overall strategic goals. You will also monitor staff compliance with regulatory, hospital and divisional requirements.


You will assume front-line responsibility and accountability for managing the delivery of care. You will be responsible for the total management of a designated unit, including setting goals in accordance with the hospital’s strategic initiatives. You will plan, organize, direct and monitor unit activities on a 24-hour basis. Additionally, you will be fiscally responsible for the unit—facilitating efficient and cost-effective operations. You will evaluate the effectiveness of staff, unit performance and system operations. You will develop professional and support staff by establishing an environment where staff and patients can reach their potential.


You will be responsible and accountable for the clinical operations of the Nursing Department on an assigned shift. Your work will ensure continuity of patient care. You will partner with Patient Care Directors and others in planning and implementing safe, high-quality care. As a consultant to staff and an active member of the Nursing Leadership Team, you will participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of goals.


The Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer is the senior nurse leader at a specific hospital site. Responsibilities include the full provision of nursing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, fiscal planning and resource allocation, staffing, employee relations and strategic planning. He or she will provide leadership for the quality of all nursing practice in the Department of Nursing at the site.

The Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer reports to the Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and has a matrix reporting relationship to the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the site.


As the senior nurse executive for all six sites, the Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive reports directly to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. The Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive exercises leadership responsibility over the practice of nursing as a member of the hospital executive team.

He or she ensures consistency in practice standards and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to care. He or she develops and articulates the vision and direction for the practice of nursing, while providing leadership to the nursing executive team on the implementation and evaluation of strategies.


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