HIGN Scholars Program

May 2023 grads

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 at Greenwhich House (as part of off campus clinical experience for Community Health Nursing)
  • 2-week Immersion opportunity with MJHS
  • Integrative Mentored Clinical Review Project
  • Counts for 1 Baccalaureate Program Nursing Elective
  • Access to Hartford Institute Online E-Learning Modules


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

Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program


Selena A Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, ANEF, FNYAM, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs


HIGN Scholars Application: Deadline August 2nd, 2023

Apply to be a HIGN Scholar here!

2023 Students

January 2023 Graduates

  • Danielle Esposito
  • Zoey Feng
  • Woser Paden
  • Shannon Penney
  • Amanda Rosen
  • Natalie Zamora


May 2023 Graduates

  • Anisha Akbar
  • Anoushka Basu
  • Luchy Gonzalez
  • Gina Lee
  • Danielle Malave
  • Kaitlyn Patrice Munroe
  • Katie Nguyen
  • Eric Pio
  • Aggie Rodriguez
  • Salma Santos