At the Yale School of Nursing, students from diverse backgrounds come together to participate in a program that provides a unique approach to graduate education in nursing. The academic environment encourages the appreciation for high standards, the pursuit of excellence in nursing practice, and the accomplishment of the School’s mission and curricular goals.
The expert faculty is dedicated to practicing what it teaches, and teaching what it practices. The School’s commitment to joining research, practice, and education together can be seen through the faculty’s interaction with the students. Clinically active faculty members, senior nurse researchers, and experts in health care policy work alongside
YSN offers a master’s program with nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwifery, and nursing management, policy, and leadership specialties.
For students who hold baccalaureate degrees in academic areas other than nursing education, the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) is available. This three-year program provides students seeking graduate-level education in nursing with preparation in basic nursing and clinical specialty. For further information see Clinical Specialties.
Post Master’s certification offers six areas to students: acute care nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, oncology nurse practitioner, and psychiatric-mental heath. For further information on application and curriculum specifics, see Post Master’s Certificates.
The Ph.D. program in nursing was launched in 2006 after approval by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The program prepares expert nurse scholars to understand health care issues in addition to advance the development of nursing knowledge over a four to five year period of study. For a full description of the program, see Doctor of Philosophy Program.