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Nurses’ Implementation of ECG Monitoring Practice Standards Improve Quality of Care & Patient Outcomes

Wed, 02/22/2017
Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is one of the most common technologies used in acute care and nurses, in particular, bear significant responsibility for the care of patients receiving this monitoring. A new study suggests that quality of care and patient outcomes improve significantly when...

Webber Award Winners Announced

Tue, 02/14/2017
YSN and Dean Ann Kurth are pleased to announce the recipients of the Webber Innovation Fund. A total of 12 projects will be funded to benefit the YSN community and, in particular, our Graduate Entry Prespecialty Nursing (GEPN) students, thanks to the generous bequest of Clytie C. Webber (’46) who...

Why "Caring Matters Most"

Fri, 02/10/2017
When Yale School of Nursing faculty member and philosopher Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN was asked to give a series of lectures on nursing and the good of society in the spring of 2013, his research into that intimidatingly broad subject led him to the very foundation of nursing itself…through the...

YSN's Dean Joins Letter to Congressional Leaders

Fri, 02/10/2017
In anticipation of the burgeoning debate surrounding repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the Deans’ Nursing Policy Coalition, which includes Yale School of Nursing’s Dean, Ann Kurth, has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to carefully consider the consequences of “repeal...

Inaugural Visiting Scholar Announced

Wed, 01/25/2017
YSN’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce its inaugural Visiting Scholar, Bernice Coleman ‘83, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN. Named in 2013 as one of YSN’s 90 Yale Nurses, Dr. Coleman has made significant contributions to nursing throughout her impressive career. Her work has...

YSN Names Carmen J. Portillo New Executive Deputy Dean

Photo of Carmen Portillo
Thu, 01/12/2017
Carmen J. Portillo, RN, PhD, FAAN has been named the Yale School of Nursing’s next Executive Deputy Dean. Her term will begin July 1, 2017. Dr. Portillo currently serves as Professor and Chairperson of the Community Health Systems department at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)...

Symposium launches new Yale network focused on global chronic diseases

Wed, 12/07/2016
Non-communicable, chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes now account for more illness and death throughout the world than communicable diseases. This shift in the global disease burden spurred faculty from Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine to form the Yale...

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