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

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Office of Admissions
The Office of Admissions encourages qualified applicants to consider the many programs offered by Yale University School of Nursing (YSN). It will be our pleasure to provide you with information about both the School of Nursing and Yale University.

Download the YSN Viewbook (pdf). 

Bachelor's-prepared nurses and qualified applicants with a bachelor's degree in any area can earn a master of science in nursing degree. Students in YSN's master's program choose from among a wide range of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist options, as well as a nurse-midwifery specialty.

Nursing leaders prepared as clinical researchers can drive health care to better serve patients. The best way for students to develop their research skills is through close collaboration with a seasoned investigator. That is why YSN's doctoral program features true mentoring by faculty with distinguished programs of research. We can provide you with information on our faculty's cutting-edge research.

Because the skill set of the advanced practice nurse is constantly evolving, YSN offers programs of study for nurses with master's degrees who are preparing for additional responsibilities. Post-master's certificate offerings generally require one year of study, but it's best to meet with the specialty director to determine your own course of study. We can put you directly in touch with the appropriate member of our leadership team.

There is no such thing as a "typical" YSN student. People come to us with years of nursing experience. We also get our share of artists, Peace Corps volunteers and even the occasional banker.

They come right out of college. They return to school after 20 years in the working world. Their hometowns dot the country. Our students share a commitment to our School's mission statement of "Better Health for All People."

YSN looks for candidates who can succeed in our programs and make significant contributions to the profession of nursing. We give every application the complete consideration it deserves. We encourage you to meet with us for a personal advisement session where we can discuss your ideas and answer your questions. If you are unable to travel to Yale, located on the East Coast in New Haven, Connecticut, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a telephone advisement session.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Admissions at 203-737-1793, e-mail sandra.esposito@yale.edu, or use our electronic visit request form.

We pride ourselves in being leaders in research, education, and clinical practice. Let us help you meet both your personal and academic goals. It will be our pleasure to work with you, and we encourage you to contact us directly.

Spotlight

Mikki Meadows-Oliver, MPH, PhD, RN

“When the opportunity became available to teach here [YSN], I was very excited because I wanted to be a part of educating future generations of nurse practitioners."

Sangchoon Jeon, PhD

“My most interesting research topic is developing statistical approaches to evaluating nighttime noise data in relation to sleep disturbance."