- Beyond YSN
Information for New Students 2016
Welcome to the Yale School of Nursing! The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist you in getting ready for your studies at YSN and your possible move to New Haven. On this page are items that may help you prepare for your arrival in the fall. Of course, if you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 203-737-2257.
CPR - UPDATE
Immunization Requirements and Health Services
Parking and Transportation
2016 Orientation Schedules
GEPN Welcome Letter (.pdf)
Yale & New Haven
All YSN Master’s and Post-Master’s students must be CPR certified before enrolling in the program. The certification needs to include CPR for the infant, child, and adult. It also needs to be “for the professional.” Usually, this includes one- and two- rescuer CPR. You will need to give the Office of Student Affairs a copy of your CPR certification card when you arrive for orientation. You can send the copy of your CPR certificate to Suselle Douglas beforehand. Student also need to keep a valid CPR certification throughout their studies at YSN.
Licensure (RN-to-MSN students only)
RN-to-MSN students who are registered nurses must hold a current Connecticut R.N. license. If the student is a new graduate from a nursing program, licensure steps must at least be in progress. Students are also required to maintain active Connecticut R.N. licensure while enrolled in the School of Nursing.
As the school is accredited for educating RNs and it is assumed that admitted students have been prepared to pass the NCLEX- RN during their undergraduate years, students admitted to the program must pass the NCLEX-RN by November 1 of their first specialty year. Students who have not passed the NCLEX-RN by this time may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the Specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN. Graduates of foreign schools of nursing admitted to the program must pass the NCLEX-RN by November 1 of their first year. Students who have not passed the NCLEX-RN by this time may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the Specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN. Please allow several months to complete the CGFNS & NCLEX-RN process.
You will need to upload a copy of your Connecticut R.N. license onto the School’s Clincial Document Management System before November 1st of your first year. More information about the Clincial Document Management System will be sent to you in the summer.
Students With Associate Degrees in Nursing
All potential R.N. candidates whose highest degree in nursing is an associate’s degree and who also hold a B.S. degree in another field will be required to take a community health course in order to be enrolled into the Yale School of Nursing’s master’s degree program. An e-learn course that meets the objectives for N513c, Community Health Nursing and Public Health, such as the one offered by the New York State Nurses Association Continuing Education (www.elearnonline.net/coursedesc.aspx?ClassID=372&s=67), is acceptable. In addition to providing proof of community health content, the applicant will have to complete a community health related project that can be part of course work prior to graduation. The nature and extent of this project will be co-determined with the respective specialty coordinator. If you are interested in taking the course offered by the New York State Nurses Association Continuing Education, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination (Post-Enrollment Requirement)
These requirements are to be met after starting the program in August (More information will be sent to you):
- Completion of annual seasonal influenza vaccination – unless medically contraindicated.
- Education in blood-borne/universal precautions and airborne pathogens as outlined in the OSHA Standards.