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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, FAAN
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive | Chief Quality Officer

Nursing at NewYork-Presbyterian is leading the way in enhancing the work environment, and patient-family experience. In alignment with NYP’s mission of advancing innovative, patient-centered clinical care, 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. Our dedicated team of registered nurses demonstrates this work through our quality outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and patient satisfaction.


The Center for Professional Nursing Practice (CPNP) develops and supports programs integral to the advancement of nursing practice across the enterprise. Through the initiatives of the CPNP, professional nursing practice is defined, supported, and knowledge regarding nursing practice and related issues is disseminated across the enterprise. The Center for Professional Nursing Practice supports the delivery of nursing care under the leadership of the Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Quality Officer; Vice President of Nursing Operations; and the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at each campus. The Center for Professional Nursing Practice provides oversight and support to the following centralized functions: Nursing Excellence/Magnet Recognition, Nursing Professional Development and Continuing Education, Nursing Quality and Patient Safety, Nursing Research and Innovation, Professional Nursing Practice, School Affiliations, Nursing Operations, Nursing Finance, and Nursing Informatics.

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 has Magnet designated campuses and 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.