YSN has long been known for its clinical expertise and emphasis on providing direct health care services to the community. A large number of faculty members maintain a clinical practice and spend a considerable amount of their time in clinical settings. Such a high number of the faculty who provide direct patient care is not the norm among nursing education institutions, especially in those institutions that have developed as extensive and productive a research base as Yale.
YSN oversees mechanisms to support faculty who maintain a clinical practice in addition to their teaching and scholarly activities. Most faculty who also practice clinically do so through either co-terminous appointment arrangements with Yale-New Haven Hospital or community based practices, or through affiliation with the Yale Medical Group, as is the case with the YSN Midwifery Practice. Such arrangements facilitate synergy among faculty practice, teaching, and scholarship, and also support partnerships with other providers in a variety of clinical care settings.
For more than 80 years, YSN has had a tremendous impact on the health of individuals and families in our local community. YSN faculty have spearheaded the development of new strategies to minimize the effects of diabetes and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They have created new models to care for the chronically ill, put in place new technology to bring cardiac care into the home setting,developed new programs to reduce disparities in health, and have responded to the health care needs of women in the Greater New Haven area.
The Yale School of Nursing is home to one of the oldest midwifery faculty practices in the US. After providing care to women for decades at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and YNHH’s Women’s Center, the practice moved to YNHH’s St. Raphael’s Campus the first week of January 2014. The practice thrives there where the Yale midwives attend approximately 30 births a month. The Yale Midwifery Group works seamlessly with the midwives from the Yale Center for Midwifery and Women’s Health to provide 24/7 midwifery care on the Labor and Birth Unit in the Vidone Birth Center at Yale New Haven Hospital’s St. Raphael’s Campus. While providing state of the art prenatal and gynecological care to women, the Yale School of Nursing Midwifery Practice is a teaching practice for YSN’s midwifery students. Yale Midwifery works collaboratively with the Yale School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to provide interdisciplinary education in women’s health care to midwifery students, medical students and obstetrical residents. In addition to teaching students in clinic and hospital settings, the Yale midwives assist students in learning labs and classroom discussions. YSN faculty members also staff women’s health clinics at the University of New Haven. Would you like your health care provided by a Yale midwife? Contact us at our faculty emails.
Below are just some of the clinical agencies where YSN faculty practice:
The following links provide information regarding privileges at Yale New Haven Hospital, credentialing through the Yale Medical Group and other professional groups, licensing through the Connecticut Department of Public Health as well as resources within the University regarding HIPAA, and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety.
Below is a list of clinical resources: