HIGN Scholars Program

HIGUS Fall 2020 Cohort

HIGN's competitive application development program is for NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing's baccalaureate students. The HIGN Scholars Program seeks to engage and develop undergraduate students interested in specializing in the care of older adults through mentorship, additional training, and utilizing the resources of HIGN and NYU Meyers.

The Program includes:

  • Small Group Workshops with Interprofessional Faculty
  • Mentorship from NYU Geriatrics Faculty
  • Geriatric Focused Clinical Experiences
  • Integrative, Independent Mentored Clinical Review Project
  • Counts for 1 Baccalaureate Program Nursing Elective


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students in good standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the nursing sequence.
  • Accelerated baccalaureate students currently in the second nursing sequence are eligible for the summer cohort.
  • Traditional baccalaureate students currently in the second nursing sequence are eligible for the fall cohort.


Program Director:

Donna McCabe, DNP, APRN-BC, GNP

Clinical Associate Professor

Selena A Gilles, DNP, MS

Clinical Associate Professor




HIGN Scholars Application: Deadline April 22, 2022

Apply to be a HIGN Scholar here!

2021-2022 Students

December 2021 Graduates

  • Kevin Amanfo     
  • Daviana Dueno
  • Karla Nogais 
  • Dai Phan      
  • Amanda Rivas    
  • Mikayla Shkedy


May 2022 Graduates

  • Ruth Bittner
  • Jessica Castellon 
  • Tara Clancy          
  • Nia Craig      
  • Tiffany Huang
  • Nicholas Mensah
  • Tom Panichella