Student Life

The Yale School of Nursing is a student-oriented institution dedicated to fulfilling its mission of providing "better health for all people." A nurturing and communal environment, the School seeks to enrich students both academically and socially.

Independent Study

The purpose of an independent study is to allow in-depth pursuit of individual areas of interest and/or practice with the guidance of a faculty member.

Information for New Students 2016

Collection of links, quick guides, and essential information for entering students.

Academic Resources

Learn more about licensure for RN-to-MSN students and resources for students with associate degrees in nursing.

Student Resources

Access student policies and guidlines, as well as other important YSN documents.


YSN will celebrate its 91st Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Student Awards

Learn more about the ways in which YSN celebrates its exceptional and diverse students.

The Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs supports and assists current students, applicants and alumni in a variety of capacities. Our goal is to provide services in a caring, student-oriented environment so that students at the Yale School of Nursing can concentrate on the education, research and clinical practice they need to become tomorrow's leaders.


YSN's Registrar Office oversees course registration, student records, academic transcripts, and degree verifications.