Patricia Marie Lavin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the Senior Director of Nursing Quality, Magnet, and Outcomes at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. This position is accountable for nursing quality, Magnet designation, professional practice, community outreach programs, the EBP Academy, and nursing research.
Patricia has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice program (DNP) from Case Western Reserve, Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, an MS in Health Administration, and a BSN. Patricia’s doctoral research study was on Trauma Survivors and the Use of Protective and Risk Behaviors and Resilience.
Patricia is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, with past professional positions in the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee, member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, NYONEL the American Nurse Association. 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. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences as a podium and poster presenter on Magnet, evidence-based nursing practice, patient experience, professional nursing practice, and quality initiatives. She has authored several manuscripts that have been published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Nursing Management, and the Journal of Orthopedic Nursing. Patricia has co-authored a chapter on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing.
Her professional work includes multiple nursing research studies, and she was a member of a research team that received an AORN Research Grant in 2022. Patricia developed the NYU EBP Academy and has led /supported over one hundred nurses in over 42 evidence-based projects. She has appeared on cable television in a roundtable discussion on the value of evidence-based nursing practice and patient care. Her current research is on resilience, the lived experience of nurses during COVID-19 and programs for the care of the older adult, and mentorship for nursing leadership.