For more than 90 years, YSN has had a tremendous impact on the health of individuals and families in the local community. A large number of YSN faculty members maintain a clinical practice and spend a considerable amount of their time in clinical settings, once again setting itself apart from peer graduate nursing institutions.
To make this possible, YSN oversees mechanisms to support faculty who maintain a clinical practice in addition to their teaching and scholarly activities. Most faculty who also practice clinically do so through either co-terminous appointment arrangements with Yale-New Haven Hospital or community-based practices, or through affiliation with the Yale Medical Group, as is the case with the YSN Midwifery Practice. Such arrangements facilitate synergy among faculty practice, teaching, and scholarship, and also support partnerships with other providers in a variety of clinical care settings.