Donna E McCabe


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Donna E McCabe

Clinical Associate Professor

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Donna E McCabe's additional information

Donna McCabe is a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and a Fellow in the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU Meyers. She is a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. McCabe has spent her career working with older adults in acute care, nursing home, and community settings. Her clinical work focuses on improving the quality and safety of care for the aging and older adult population.

McCabe received her DNP from Case Western Reserve University, MA from NYU College of Nursing, Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Stony Brook University and BSN from Mount Saint Mary College.

DNP - Case Western Reserve University (2009)
MA - NYU College of Nursing (2002)
BSN - Mount Saint Mary College (1995)


American Geriatric Society
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
New York State Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Faculty Honors Awards

The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurse Faculty Award (2019)
Inaugural Faculty Mentoring Award, NYU Meyers (2016)


Screening and interventions for substance use in primary care

Knapp, M. M., & McCabe, D. E. (2019). Nurse Practitioner, 44(8), 48-55. 10.1097/01.NPR.0000574672.26862.24
NPs in primary care settings are well positioned to treat substance use disorders (SUDs). SUDs affect patients across the age spectrum and may be diagnosed and treated by NPs using brief interventions and pharmacologic therapies, or patients may be referred to specialty services. This article provides guidelines for screening, brief interventions, and pharmacologic therapies.

Substance misuse and alcohol use disorders.

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Enhancing medication safety teaching through remediation and reflection

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Attaining baccalaureate competencies for nursing care of older adults through curriculum innovation

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Perceptions of Physical Restraints Use in the Elderly Among Registered Nurses and Nurse Assistants in a Single Acute Care Hospital

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Cultural competence among staff nurses who participated in a family-centered geriatric care program

Salman, A., McCabe, D., Easter, T., Callahan, B., Goldstein, D., Smith, T. D., White, M. T., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2007). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 23(3), 103-113. 10.1097/
The purpose of this training program was to prepare nursing staff in family-centered geriatric care that emphasizes providing culturally competent care to hospitalized elders at two major tertiary hospitals in New York. This research report corresponds to the first phase of a 3-year project. In this research project, a descriptive exploratory design was used to identify the levels of cultural awareness and cultural competence of nursing staff who participated in a family-centered geriatric care training program.

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