Nursing and Patient Care Services

Department of Nursing - Overview

Nursing care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is provided to patients of all ages in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. NewYork-Presbyterian, which has a total of 2,242 beds, is one hospital offering every clinical specialty from primary care to cutting-edge quaternary care through its five campuses:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • The Allen Pavilion of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • Westchester Division of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

At Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, nurses are helping patients and their families at a time of great need. The staff is highly educated, many with bachelor and master's degrees, and they are committed to working alongside physicians in delivering the highest quality of patient care. The Hospital's nursing vacancy and turnover rates are well below the national average, and recruitment and retention of nursing talent remains a high priority.

The department supports the practice of nursing through a commitment to clinical excellence, research and education, and leadership and service excellence. Staff are committed to the values of family-centered care and acknowledge that emotional, social and developmental supports are integral components of healthcare. This approach in providing family-centered care empowers families and fosters independence; supports family caregiving and decision making; respects family choices; builds on family strengths; and involves families in all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services.

As a pioneer in pediatric care for well over a century, the Hospital is the largest center for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in infants and children and has one of the largest centers for pediatric surgery in the country. Nursing care is provided in the following areas:


  • Cardiology (heart transplantation, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology)
  • Medical specialties (pulmonary, endocrinology, gastroenterology)
  • Neurology and epilepsy monitoring
  • Oncology/hematology/BMT
  • Operating Room and post-anesthesia care unit
  • Pediatric emergency
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Surgery and liver transplantation


  • High-risk ambulatory perinatal center
  • High-risk antepartum
  • Labor and delivery
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Newborn nursery
  • Postpartum unit