Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) celebrated its 89th Commencement on Monday, May 18, 2015, at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. This year, the School awarded degrees to 88 MSN students, six PhD students, and one post-master’s student. It also marked the graduation of YSN’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort, with degrees awarded to 14 students.
YSN is hosting a State of the Science of Self-Management Symposium on Friday, May 29, 2015. Coinciding with this year’s reunion weekend and banquet celebrating Margaret Grey’s deanship, the Symposium features keynote speaker Dr. Kate Lorig, director at the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and professor at Stanford School of Medicine. The day will also feature additional self-management experts, all of whom were mentored by Dean Grey.
The Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) recognized YSN alumna Adele Pike, EdD, RN, with an Outstanding Innovation Leader Award for her creative approaches to developing and implementing programs in the home health and hospice care field.
Four YSN students are recipients of prestigious fellowships, including three Downs Fellowships and one Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa.