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Selena A Gilles

Clinical Assistant Professor

1 212 998 5895

433 First Avenue
Room 433
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Selena Ann Gilles is a clinical assistant professor of nursing, Undergraduate. Gilles is certified in critical care nursing and has been an adult NP for ten years, specializing in neuro and pain management. Gilles is passionate about the management of acute and chronic pain, as well as opioid overdose prevention. Her doctoral program of research focus is childhood obesity amongst African American children with an emphasis on educational interventions for families that aim to decrease the epidemic. She has strong community advocacy and currently works with organizations aimed to serve the underprivileged and underserved communities in Haiti and Ghana. Gilles is currently a member of six professional organizations/associations, including serving as president of Meyers Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Upsilon Chapter, and Programming and Community Service Committee Chair for the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association.  


DNP(2014) - Monmouth University
MS(2010) - Hunter College, City University of New York
BS(2005) - Long Island University

Honors and awards

National Black Nurses Association (2019)
NLN LEAD Program Participant (2019)
University Honors Program, Long Island University (2005)
Sigma Theta Tau (2005)


Primary care
Adult health
Acute care
Palliative care
Community/population health

Professional membership

American Academy of Critical Care Nurses
National League of Nurses
Nurse Practitioners of New York
Sigma Theta Tau
National Black Nurses Association



A clinical exemplar: Assessment of knowledge regarding obesity preventative methods among african american children ages 9 to 11.

Gilles, S. (2019). DEStech Publications.

Compassionate care of the patient who uses substances: Implications for the infusion nurse.

Knapp, M., & Gilles, S. (2019). Journal of Infusion Nursing.

Integrating NCLEX and practice readiness in an undergraduate leadership course.

Gilles, S., Godwin, A., & Cayo, S. (2019). Springer.

Pain in the older adult: affects on patient outcomes and the nurses’ responsibility to treat.

Gilles, S. (2019). Geriatric Nursing, 40(2019), 113-114.
Pain is one of the most widely cited symptoms underlying disability among older adults in the United States. It significantly impacts quality of life of older adults and, in addition, can interfere with sleep, lead to social isolation, depression, and inactivity. Nurses are instrumental in improving the care of older adults with pain and must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to treat them. Nurses not only ensure that basic comforts needs are being met, but by play an import role in pain assessment, ensuring adequate pain relief measures, and advocating for those in pain.

Saving ourselves: Combatting the opioid overdose epidemic in african American communities.

Gilles, S., & Johnson, J. , III. (2019). NBNA News, 15-16.

Cultural competence and psychological empowerment among acute care nurses

Ea, E., & Gilles, S. (2018). Springer.

Nurse practitioners: past, present, and future.

Cayo, S., Gilles, S., & Godwin, A. (2018). NBNA News, 50 - 52.