Patricia Maria Lavin


Patricia Maria Lavin, DPN, RN, NEA-BC is currently the Senior Director of Nursing Quality, Magnet® and Outcomes at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. This position oversees Quality, Magnet® designation, aspects of professional practice, community outreach programs, project management, regulatory and administrative facilitation of nursing research studies.

Prior to this Patricia served in many nursing leadership positions from nursing administration, to clinical case management and as the Magnet® Project Director for three successful Magnet® designations (Good Samaritan Medical Center, 2006 and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2012, NYU Langone Orthopedic, 2017). Additional clinical experience includes emergency room nursing, critical care, and public health nursing.

Patricia has a MS in Health Administration (New School for Social Research) and a BSN (Downstate University-SUNY). Patricia is currently a doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve, Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, Doctorate in Nursing Practice program (DNP).

Patricia is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, and the American Nurse Association. She has held past professional positions in the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee. In addition, Patricia is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Economics and spearheaded the development of the M2M (Montauk to Manhattan) Regional Alliance for Evidence-based Practice and Research in 2007 and was the chair until 2012. Patricia has presented at local, state and national conferences on the Magnet® journey, the role of a Magnet® Project Director, and evidence based nursing practice. Podium presentations at local, state and national conferences include her work in Magnet®, patient satisfaction, professional nursing practice, safe patient handling, and quality and safety initiatives. She has authored several manuscripts published in Nursing Management and the Journal of Orthopedic Nursing. Patricia and has co-authored a chapter on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, and What's Right in Healthcare: 365 Stories of Purpose, Worthwhile Work and Making a Difference: Studer Group, 2007.

Her professional work includes several nursing research studies and dozens of evidence based projects. She has appeared on cable television in a roundtable discussion on the value of evidence-based nursing practice and patient care (Telecare television presentation, 2008). Patricia is a strong advocate for the profession of nursing and patient-centered care built on a foundation of quality and safety.

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged
Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC
You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].
Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.
Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.
What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.
Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.
Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!
Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”
We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.
Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center
Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.
Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME
We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!
Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.
Peer Review Workshop 2012
I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.
Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine
Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.
St. Mary's Health System
The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.
Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.
Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health