Magnet® Excellence

Message from the Chief Nursing Executive

Wilelmina Mazano, MA, RN, NEA-BC. FAAN

Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Executive | Chief Operating Officer, Perioperative Services

As one of the most trusted professions, nursing has a profound impact on patient and family well-being and the health of our communities. I am extremely proud of our dedicated and extremely talented nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian. They embody Magnet® principles every day as they care for our patients and their families with clinical proficiency, with compassion, and with a strong personal commitment to putting our patients first.

Nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian have a tremendous opportunity to engage, inspire and contribute to extraordinary patient care in collaboration with their interprofessional colleagues and each other. They continue to drive nursing excellence through a culture of continuous learning, inquiry and research. Through nurses’ words and deeds, their contributions are apparent every day in the care they deliver and the outcomes they achieve. Our nurses are supported by a team of highly dedicated transformational nurse leaders who promote shared governance structures that enhance the voice of nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian.

We invite you to explore the ways in which NewYork-Presbyterian nurses contribute to our continued excellence through their achievements and influence. I am inspired every day by these amazing nurses and it is my privilege to lead such a dedicated group of professionals.

Magnet® Designated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division and Weill Cornell Medical Center Psychiatry Program Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital Magnet® Designated

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NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Journey to Magnet® Excellence

Our Mission & Vision


To serve our communities by providing world-class patient- and family-centered care in an empowering and innovative professional nursing practice environment.


To be the world leader in nursing.

Nursing Strategic Plan

The Department of Nursing strives to support NewYork-Presbyterian’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. To ensure organizational alignment, unwavering focus and success, the Department of Nursing created a multi-year Strategic Plan. This plan serves as the framework for the Department of Nursing’s journey towards excellence.

The Strategic Plan consists of the following major domains: professional development and education, quality and patient safety, advancing care, operational excellence, technology innovation, nursing engagement, and patient-family experience.

NYP Nurses at all levels across the enterprise helped formulate the plan and more importantly, the roadmap and tactics to meet the goals and strategic priorities. To this end, NYP Nurses are able to own their practice, provide the best care that our patients need and deserve, and support the needs of our community.

Our Professional Practice Model

Professional Development

Commit to personal, clinical, and scholarly growth to optimize the patient experience

Evidence-Based Practice

Integrate clinical expertise, scientific findings and patient preference to improve outcomes


Promote interprofessional communication and coordination of patient/family centered care


Foster self-directed practice through critical thinking and accountability


Empower patients, families, communities and colleagues to ensure culturally competent and compassionate care