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Center for Professional Nursing Practice

Center for Professional Nursing Practice
We are committed to excellence in nursing practice and best-in-class performance in quality outcomes. My vision is for NewYork-Presbyterian to be the place where patients go for excellent nursing care, and where nurses want to be the best they can be. It is amazing how powerful nurses can be when they are supported by their leadership in their practice, decision making, patient care, innovation and research. Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Quality Officer

The Center for Professional Nursing Practice (CPNP) provides an integrated, collaborative environment for the professional nursing practice programs that are critical to the advancement of nursing practice at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP). Through the initiatives of the CPNP, best nursing practices are defined, supported, and disseminated to all staff.

Nurse Residency Program
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Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program (NRP), offered in collaboration with Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is a one-year program designed to support new clinical nurses as they begin their transition from new graduate to professional registered nurse. All new clinical nurses hired within six months of graduating from an accredited nursing school or hired into their first RN position are included in the NRP. The NRP promotes professional practice by building specific competencies, critical thinking skills, and enhanced leadership skills through structured educational experiences.

School Affiliations
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School Affiliations

Nursing is a practice-based profession, and, as such, I believe that clinical education is a vital component of the nursing student’s education. Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Quality Officer

Our nurses are expert role models for the nursing students, and our nurse leaders ensure optimal student learning experience at NewYork-Presbyterian. Together, we provide a collegial and positive learning environment for future nurses and practicing nurses seeking graduate degrees.

Nursing Professional Development
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Nursing Professional Development

Nursing Professional Development (NPD) supports nursing practice excellence. Lifelong learning lays the groundwork for growth, transformation, and the advancement of nursing practice that is impactful and enduring.

We offer programs that facilitate continuous learning and acquisition of new knowledge, enhance clinical competence, and promote professional growth. A precepted orientation ensures a smooth transition into practice. Through our expanding school of continuing education, programs based on staff input and clinical practice changes are available, including certification review courses in various nursing specialties.

Nursing Practice and Patient Education
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Nursing Practice and Patient Education

Our nursing care delivery system, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, is built on the principles of dignity, respect, information and knowledge sharing, empowered participation and shared decision-making, collaboration and engagement, coordination of care, and professional nursing practice. Our professional governance and decision-making councils meet frequently at the Unit, Department, Executive, and Cross Campus level to discuss goals, evidence-based practices, quality measures, safety, and more.

Nursing Excellence/Magnet Recognition
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Nursing Excellence/Magnet Recognition

A culture of respect and appreciation is at the heart of Nursing’s commitment to improving the work environment. It is through our nurses’ commitment to transform patient care that we are able to exceed the expectations of patients, colleagues, and communities.

NYP is on the journey of excellence to achieve Magnet recognition on all campuses. We embrace the foundations of the recognition program: transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation & improvements, and empirical outcomes.

Research, EBP and Innovation
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Research, EBP and Innovation

Nurturing the inquisitive nature of our nurses through active engagement in evidence-based practice projects, quality improvement activities, and research studies is critical to improve the quality of care for patients and the nursing work environment. We have collaborated with Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) to promote the culture of inquiry. A nurse scientist who is jointly appointed by NYP and CUSON provides one-on-one mentorship and didactic training to nurses in areas of clinical scholarship. We also have the Academic-Practice Research Fellowship, which aims to reduce the barriers between academic and clinical nursing. This two-year fellowship program provides mentoring by CUSON faculty members, statistical consultation, and a writing-for-publication workshop to assist in the dissemination of study result.

Our Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Research Councils consist of clinical nurses and nurse leaders dedicated to the advancement and implementation of EBP and research. We are proud to support our Annual Research, EBP, and Innovation Symposium, which highlights several research studies and EBP projects across NYP as well as other hospitals in the tristate area. Additionally, we provide in-depth workshops on the conduct of the EBP and Research using the PEACE (Problem Identification, Evidence Review, Appraise Evidence, Conduct Research/Change Practice and Evaluation/Dissemination) framework.

Nursing Quality and Safety
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Nursing Quality and Safety

The NewYork-Presbyterian Department of Nursing's mission is "to serve our communities by providing world-class patient and family-centered care in an empowering and innovative professional nursing practice environment." NYP is committed to a culture of safety and zero-harm for patients and staff. NYP nurses contribute to quality and safety across all care settings through the coordination and provision of patient care according to established standards of care. We have a responsibility and as professionals are accountable to follow standards of nursing practice, safe delivery of care and monitoring effectiveness of the care we provide.

Our nurses know that excellence in care delivery is not an end-point but a never-ending journey that relies on staff diligence and commitment to continuous improvement. This is accomplished through nurses use of outcomes data to identify system and process issues, staff review of the evidence and generating ideas on how to improve, implementing process change, measuring effectiveness of those changes and shared learning.

Nursing Informatics
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Nursing Informatics

NYP is committed to building a platform that supports patient- and family-centered care. Our nurses play a pivotal role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of all information systems used to provide patient care. They are transforming and shaping the future of nursing practice.