Students may elect School of Nursing courses offered by specialties other than the one in which they are enrolled or by other schools or departments within Yale University, with the permission of the course instructor and their specialty coordinator.

School of Nursing Electives for Matriculated and Nonmatriculated Students

The courses listed below are usually open to both matriculated and nonmatriculated students. Elective course offerings may vary from year to year depending upon student interest and faculty availability. See the following chapter for course descriptions.

NURS 608: Master’s Independent Study

In addition to electives listed above, the following courses are open to degree-seeking students or nonmatriculated students with the permission of the instructor. (See the Bulletin for course descriptions.)

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty

607 Pathophysiology and Management of Common Adult Clinical Problems I
609 Advanced Diagnostics in Acute Care
615 Principles and Practice of Oncology
807 Pathophysiology and Management of Common Adult Clinical Problems II
817 Professional Practice Issues for Adult Advanced Practice Nurses
819 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention across the Adult Continuum

Family and Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialties

895 Clinical Pharmacology

Doctor of Philosophy Program

901 Research Methods I: Research Designs
911 Science, Scholarship, and Communication of Knowledge I
929 Ethical Conduct of Clinical Research

Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing

501  Issues in Nursing
503 Biomedical Foundations of Health and Disease

509 Introduction to Drug Therapy

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty

633 Health Promotion in Infants and Children
635 Management of Common Pediatric Problems
825 Advanced Practice in Early Care and School Health
833 Advanced Management of Pediatric Problems in the Primary Care 
845 Pediatric Pharmacology

Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

657 Mental Health Assessment across the Life Span
661 Individual Psychotherapy Treatment Modalities
851 Application of Evidence in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
855 Group Psychotherapy Seminar
859 Clinical Psychopharmacology
865 Family Psychotherapy