Centennial Celebration

Yale School of Nursing Centennial Celebration

Yale School of Nursing Centennial Celebration 
September 2023 – May 2024

Yale School of Nursing is the world’s first academic, autonomous school of nursing. Since 1923, we have been home to the first female dean at Yale University, the first professor of psychiatric nursing in the world, and the first psychiatric master’s degree program in the United States. Our graduates continue to set the standard in clinical care, research, and professional accomplishment. We are on call for humanity. We are Yale Nurses.

October Centennial Events:

Coming Soon

Stayed tuned for more information on our upcoming Centennial events.

Centennial Launch Events:

September 20, 2023: Centennial Day (faculty, staff, students)

Current YSN faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in an afternoon of celebration. There will be food, games, entertainment and prizes. Please save the date and plan to join us to honor 100 years of YSN!

September 21, 2023: Centennial Kickoff Panel Discussion at the Yale School of Nursing 

Join us for a conversation with Dean Azita Emami, Yale President Peter Salovey, and Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah.

Event Location: Yale School of Nursing—400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477 *

*Please note that space is limited. If you join us in person on West Campus, we will also be offering hosted viewing rooms to accommodate more people. The event will be livestreamed for remote viewing as well.

Event Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 2023. 1:00pm—3:30pm

Registration is now closed.


September 21, 2023: Alumni Welcome Gathering 

Event Location: Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library—Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06510

Event Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 2023. 4:00-6:00pm

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September 22, 2023: YSNAA All-Alumni Reunion at the Yale School of Nursing

Enjoy alumni panels and tours of YSN throughout the day. A happy hour will be held in the afternoon.

Event Location: Yale School of Nursing—400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477

Event Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 2023. 8:00am—5:30pm

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September 23, 2023: Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award and Decade Award winners from 2020-2023 will be honored at this year’s ceremony.

Event Location: Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center—391 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511

Event Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2023. 9:00am-12:30pm

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Centennial Exhibit:

An exhibition celebrating Yale School of Nursing Centennial (1923-2023)

On view August 18, 2023 - January 14, 2024

YSN’s core mission is “better health for all people.” As we celebrate YSN’s 100th anniversary, we take this opportunity to explore and reflect on the school’s first century. Highlights of this exhibition include the assessment that helped found YSN as a completely new model of nursing education; the immense growth and change across the student population and faculty; the innovative methods of pedagogy and research inside and outside the classroom; a long tradition of community and global service; and a glimpse of the school today.

Cushing Rotunda
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Curated by: Janene Batten, Ed.D., MLS, Courtney Brombosz, MLS, and Melissa Grafe, Ph.D.

Centennial Faculty Lectures:

Join us for a brown bag lecture series featuring YSN faculty who are experts on a wide range of topics impacting the health of our communities. Each lecture will take place from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at YSN. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

  • Speaker: S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP, FNYAM, FAHA
    Topic: Cardiovascular Health Equity in Sexual Minority Men of Color with HIV
    Date:  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm

  • Speakers: Joan Combellick, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FACNM - Julie Womack, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC - Shelli Feder, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
    Topic: Veteran’s Health
    Date:  Wednesday, Nov.  1, 2023 at 12:00 pm

  • Speaker: Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Topic: Making Nurses Voices Heard: Bedside to the Boardroom
    Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm

  • Speaker: Zhao Ni, PhD, BMedSci, RN
    Topic: Current mHealth Limitations and Future Directions
    Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:00 pm

More speakers to be added soon.

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Classes through the years …
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  • Class of 1945
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  • Class of 1958
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  • Class of 1966
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  • Class of 1976
    Class of 1976
  • Class of 1988
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  • Class of 1997
    Class of 1997
  • Class of 2004
    Class of 2004
  • Class of 2012
    Class of 2012
  • Class of 2023
    Class of 2023