Center for Professional Nursing Practice

The Center for Professional Nursing Practice advances the practice and profession of nursing at our hospital.

The mission of the Center for Professional Nursing Practice (CPNP) is to support programs integral to the advancement of nursing practice through knowledge and skill acquisition in the Depoartment of Nursing at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Providing oversight and leadership, we facilitate the development of evidence-based standards and patient education resources. We also support a broad range of primary nursing research.

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Continuous Learning
Our nurses are at the heart of our advancing profession and advancing care for our patients.

Our nurses have never been more empowered to better serve their patients. Together, we are inspired by what we are constantly learning. Novice to Expert, we are supportive of progressing you to the next career step. Expect the best from our organization to reinforce your potential:

Professional Potential
Our nurses are quite advanced in terms of degrees, certification and training. The majority of our nurses join our team as Bachelor’s-prepared RNs. Over 80% hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, and that’s just the start. In addition to continuous education and on-the-job enrichment, our nurse leaders pursue and achieve Master’s degrees with generous tuition reimbursement. Several of our nurses hold doctorates in nursing: the PhD, DNP and DNSC, with expertise in advanced practice specialties.

Personal Potential
As a nurse, you’ll be invited to make the most of your talents. You’ll find resources to support you as you grow. We boast record high retention and recognize that, as we grow in our professional lives, our personal needs also evolve. How you choose to advance with us is truly up to you. Our nurses have never had more opportunity to refine their careers and redefine their fields.

Professional Practice Model
The Department of Nursing supports Patient Centered Care which is defined as designing processes, structuring work and interactions around each patient and his or her family for the duration of the hospital stay and in ambulatory care services. It means putting the patient's needs and priorities ahead of our own. The Department of Nursing's professional practice model is grounded in the principles of advocacy, autonomy, collaboration, evidence based practice and professional development. Our professional practice model exists within the context of the Shared Governance Nursing Organizational framework.

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