Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Yale School of Nursing

Commencement 2016

YSN graduates are historically the most enthusiastic and celebratory group of all at Yale University's Commencement ceremony. We're proud to say that this year was no different. Congratulations to the class of 2016! Photo taken by Román Castellanos-Monfil, Woodbridge Fellow at Yale OPAC.

Looking is Not Seeing

YSN GEPN students visit the Yale Art Gallery to experience the "Looking is Not Seeing" program, which aims to help students develop and hone their observation, problem-solving, and assessment skills by working with original works of art with a strong narrative. Photo by Ashley Abel.

Pediatric Blood Pressure

At YSN, the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner as a member of an interprofessional team and coordinator across systems of care within the context of family is emphasized. Photo by Ashley Abel.

Fair Haven

Say "'ahh.'" YSN alum Chris Gentry '13 is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Fair Haven Community Health Center. At the clinic, Chris provides routine physical exams and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Photo by Joseph Vumbaco.

Taylor Genomics Research

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Jackie Taylor speaks with Shikrant Mane, Director of the Yale Center for Genome Analysis located right here on Yale's West Campus. Taylor is currently investigating the combined association of genetic, epigenomic, and psychological environmental factors on blood pressure among African American mothers and young children. The $3.4 million grant is funded by NINR.

Photo by Michael Marsland.


YSN News

YSN Faculty Member Calls for “Immediate Action” in Flint, MI Lead Poisoning Crisis

June 22, 2016 - In an article published in npj Genomic Medicine, a Nature Publication Journal, Associate Professor of Nursing and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN, calls for “immediate action” by health care providers in the Flint, MI lead poisoning crisis. Taylor reports that all of the children that live in Flint have been exposed to lead in the drinking water.

Changing the Classroom Game at YSN

June 17, 2016 - For years, students walked into class expecting a lecture by their professor, supplemented with a PowerPoint presentation and additional readings. However, emerging trends toward innovative teaching methods have persuaded many YSN professors to embrace new approaches, with the aim of improving the overall educational experience for students.

Nursing Students Connect to the West Campus Landscape, and Themselves, for Patient Care

June 14, 2016 - Learning about food systems, food security, and one’s own relationship with growing, cooking and advocating for healthy food is beyond what many think of as typical training for nurses. But this expansive view of health, allied to a growing connection with communities themselves, has emerged as an important priority for the Yale School of Nursing (YSN), whose graduating nurses and midwives contribute to the largest cadre of health professionals in America.

YSN Executive Deputy Dean Receives Prestigious American College of Nurse-Midwives Award

June 6, 2016 - The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) honored Yale School of Nursing Executive Deputy Dean, Holly Powell Kennedy, with the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award during the 61st Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM. The Award is ACNM’s highest honor. This award in the midwifery community is analogous to the “Living Legend” award given by the Academy of Nursing.

Upcoming Events

Enhancing Reflective Parenting in Home Visiting: Lessons Learned from Minding the Baby® (MTB)
July 19-21, 2016
Presented by the Yale Child Study Center and YSN, this 3-day training institute will focus on the clinical strategies developed and applied within the MTB program. The training includes an introduction to the basic constructs, interdisciplinary practice model, and techniques of reflective parenting approaches for work with young families and children. Register for the MTB training institute today!

YSN Office of Diversity & Inclusion 

New website now available for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at YSN. Our goal is to actively enhance diversity through evidence-based methods of recruitment, career development, and retention focused primarily on faculty but also on staff and our student body to better reflect our mission.

Student Discrimination and Harassment Reporting and Response

This website outlines the informal and formal processes by which students can report, discuss with an administrator, or file a complaint about discrimination or harassment; describes university policies and federal and state laws; and highlights support resources within the Yale community.