New Student Information 2017

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.

Immunization & Physical Requirements

All new students are required to submit immunization and physical exam forms by May 31, 2017. Click here to download forms. Completed forms and documentation can be either emailed to Yale Health at, or can be mail to Yale Health.

Yale University ID Card

Yale University requires that all students be issued an official Yale photo identification card. You will need this card to gain access to residential colleges, dormitories, dining halls, libraries, recreational facilities and other University buildings and services. Click here for more information. ID photo upload deadline is May 31, 2017.

CPR Certification

All YSN students must be CPR certified before enrolling in their 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 by August 14, 2017. You can send the copy of your CPR certificate to Melanie Pagan. Students also need to keep a valid CPR certification throughout their studies at YSN. If you are already certified, please check the expiration date, it must remain current through July 2018.

Students can consider becoming certified in Community First Aid and Safety through their local Red Cross Chapter. Visit the nation website ( to locate and contact your local chapter. The American Hear Association also offers CPR training. Feel free to visit their website ( or call their toll free number for more information, 1-800-242-8721.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), establishes security standards and privacy standards for the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information. HIPAA applies to health care providers and health plans. At the University, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Department of Psychology Clinics and Yale Health are covered by the regulations and all faculty/staff/students affiliated with these areas must complete the required HIPAA training, and may be held individually responsible and liable if there is misuse of PHI. Click here for more information on Implications for Students and What You Must Do. Please complete your HIPAA Privacy and Security Training by August 14, 2017.

Mandatory Background Check

Click here for the YSN Procedure for Criminal Offense Record Investigation (CORI) of Students. You must complete the background check by August 14, 2017.

Student Laptop Requirement 

Click here for Information Technology Services’ recommendation for computer hardware that meets University academic needs.

Financial Aid Paperwork

Financial Aid paperwork for Federal Loans is due June 5, 2017.

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.

GEPN Specific

Click here to view the GEPN Welcome Letter (.pdf). Medical supplies can be purchased here.

Orientation Schedules

Orientation for all new students will be Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25.