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YSN Turns 100! 

YSN Centennial logoYale School of Nursing invites you to celebrate the past, present and future of nursing. Founded in 1923 as the world’s first academic, autonomous school of nursing, YSN was the first school within a university to prepare nurses under an educational rather than a hospital apprenticeship program. Join us in celebrating our centennial with special programming throughout the year. Click here for more information.

YSN Receives Historic Gift

President Salovey and Dean Azita EmamiDean Azita Emami announced that YSN has received a landmark gift of $11.1 million from a generous anonymous donor—the largest single donation in the school’s history. This endowed gift will support the YSN Community Scholars program, providing full-tuition scholarships to six students each year in the Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) program for experienced nurses or the Graduate Entry Pre-Specialty in Nursing (GEPN) program designed for college graduates with non-nursing backgrounds. The gift will be met with an equal contribution from the university, for a total of $22.2 million, as part of a fundraising challenge within the For Humanity campaign. Click here to read more!


YSN students at an eventThe Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Affairs frequently host in-person and virtual gatherings. YSN events are designed to help you connect with classmates and learn about hot button issues in the field of nursing. Click here for a full list of YSN events and registration details.

Help Unlock Yale’s $50 Million Challenge for YSN! 

When you make an endowed gift to YSN, the university will make an equal and unrestricted contribution to YSN’s general endowment. Imagine what a combined $100 million from donors and the university can do for Yale nurses, now and for decades to come!  unlocking a lock
Your gift can underwrite funding for critical equipment. Or you can help recruit the outstanding faculty who are a hallmark of Yale’s nursing education—all while doubling your impact on the school’s endowment. Click here to learn more about all of our giving opportunities.
Want to support scholarships for Yale’s rising generation of advanced practice nurses? Make a gift to YSN’s scholarship fund for the future! The Next Century Fund will provide financial support for Yale nurses and midwives as they become leaders and advocates for their patients and communities. Click here to participate in this giving initiative in celebration of YSN’s Centennial. Your gift will unlock a gift of equal size as part of our $50 Million Challenge!

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YSN Alumni Association Announces New Strategic Plan 

Dear Members of the YSN Community, 

It is with honor and great enthusiasm we present the newest strategic plan for YSNAA for 2023-2027, featuring a newly defined mission, vision, and core values. As we approached the centennial of YSN, we gathered input from a broad range of alumni and key constituents to determine ways YSNAA can be of highest value to the alumni community over the next five years. We will continue these efforts and other key priorities in the years to come, reflecting what we have learned in the past and what we hope to gain in the future. We got to this point by dreaming big and now we are dedicated to believing in that dream of an engaged, unified alumni community capable of transforming healthcare and the world. 


Elyssa Noce
YSN Alumni Association President