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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Re-Brands Itself as “HIGN”

March 11, 2011
N-296, 2010-2011

New Name Signals Launch of New Initiatives

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at New York University College of Nursing has launched a number of initiatives to more aggressively position the organization as the leading proponent for quality health care of older adults through nursing excellence. The initiatives are being implemented under the Hartford Institute’s new brand: HIGN.

HIGN is recognized for improving the practice environment through education, research, and evidenced-based protocols.

Some of the new HIGN initiatives underway are:

• HIGN is launching a completely new web site designed to provide bed side nurses, advanced practice nurses, academics, and students with an easy-to-use, highly accessible, better looking, deeper content resource to support their various needs. Visit the new site at

• The HIGN Report is a new, leading-edge communications effort published monthly to broadcast important information and events related to HIGN’s four core competencies: Practice, Education, Research and Policy. Visit the HIGN homepage to subscribe to the newsletter

• The new HIGN e-Learning Center is a continuing education portal to courses, tools and other resources geared to improving care of older adults in clinical settings and integration of geriatrics in academic curricula. Learn more about the new e-Learning center at


“Our new brand signals a re-dedication to our mission and a marked upswing in our efforts to expand and continue the legacy of the Hartford Institute as an invaluable resource,” says Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, HIGN executive director. “These are substantive initiatives designed to better support practice, research, education and policy.

About HIGN

Since its start in 1996, the singular mission of the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) has been to shape the quality of nursing care to older adults by assuring geriatric competency of America’s nurses. The commitment to this mission exhibited by the dedicated Hartford Institute leadership, staff and affiliate organizations has made HIGN today a globally recognized geriatric nursing resource.

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Re-Brands Itself as “HIGN”

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