YSN students at centennial celebration


At Yale School of Nursing, our greatest challenge is student debt. With limited funds for financial aid, students must borrow to pay for their education. YSN is grateful for your interest in supporting our nurses and midwives as they learn to live our mission of better health for all people. 
All gifts to endowed scholarship funds unlock an additional gift of equal size for YSN’s endowment. It’s a great time to double your impact for YSN students. 
Rachel Romero

 “Receiving financial support to pursue my dream career at a prestigious university is both humbling and motivating. I feel fortunate that individuals and institutions have chosen to invest in my education and development, and I hope to pay this spirit of giving forward in whatever way possible as I progress in my career.” 

—Rachel Romero ’22 MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner 


Next Century Fund for Debt-Free Education 

The Next Century Fund is our community’s commitment to reducing student debt in order to bring creative and innovative thinkers who reflect a variety of backgrounds, experiences, geographical locations, and interests to Yale. This newly established fund will ensure future generations of Yale nurses and midwives can attend and graduate with less debt and the ability to choose career paths based on their passion to advance better health for all. It is a collective effort of our donors to raise their hands for Yale nurses and midwives.  
You can invest in future healthcare leaders, practitioners, midwives, and researchers by donating any amount to our new endowed scholarship for the next century. Click here to make your Next Century Fund gift. 
Stephen Baccari

“Having financial support means the world to me. Accruing more debt is worrisome but with a scholarship, I am more encouraged than ever to follow my heart and become a nurse practitioner for older adult populations. Financial support allows me to worry less about money and focus my attention on my program so that I can become the best nurse practitioner that I can be.”
 Stephen Baccari ’24 MSN, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Specialty

MSN Scholarships 

Annual Fund gifts: Designate your Dean’s Annual Fund gift specifically toward scholarships for our MSN students! Click here to make your scholarship gift of any size.  

PhD & Doctoral Fellowships

The PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs prepare urgently-needed scientists, faculty, and executives who can tackle the biggest challenges in healthcare. PhD graduates fill positions across the U.S. to educate the next generation of nurses and midwives who will help bridge the gaps in healthcare. DNP graduates in clinical settings enhance healthcare innovation, while our DNP leadership alumni advance healthcare system transformation. $50,000 annually supports a future leader. 
Shinelle Wilkins
“Financial support means a lot to me, my work and my future career. I come from a low-income, immigrant family that works to survive. Higher education in America would be impossible for my family to afford without the aid from financial support.”
— Shinelle Wilkins ’23 MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Concentration Scholarships 

The ability of future advanced practice nurses to focus on a medical specialty enhances not only the student’s expertise, but also supports the gaps and strains in the healthcare system that require specialized care. YSN answers this call by offering three specialty concentrations. 
The Diabetes Care concentration focuses on advanced preparation in the sub-specialty of diabetes care practice and management. It is designed for current MSN students in their final year of study to become experts in diabetes across the lifespan.  
The Gender and Sexuality Health Justice concentration has taken on the international call to address LGBTQI+ health disparities and promote health equity by designing a specific concentration to educate current students about the health disparities of LGBTQI+ patients through a racial and economic justice lens. We strive to provide the U.S. with the health care leaders and caregivers that the LGBTQI+ community and our traditional health providers so desperately need. 
The Oncology concentration is designed to provide current MSN students with expert knowledge and skill for an advanced practice nursing role in the care of adults with cancer. Students enroll in a series of didactic courses and a clinical experience. We also encourage scholarly activities with faculty. 
Students must pay an additional $10,000 in tuition to enroll in a concentration. Given the current $108,000 average debt-load of YSN students, an additional $10,000 is untenable for many, especially for those hoping to serve in low-income neighborhoods or non-profit health centers. Yale School of Nursing seeks to empower all students who qualify to take advantage of these concentrations without fear of financial burden. 
An annual gift of $10,000 will support a student through their specialty training. Multiples of $10,000 will support additional students. An endowment of $200,000 would generate $10,000 in interest each year to support one student who might otherwise not be able to participate in their area of medical interest.  Click here to sponsor a concentration scholarship for one of our students. Please add which concentration scholarship you would like to support in the “comments/additional instructions” section of the giving form.  

To learn more about how your gift can make the greatest difference in a student’s education, contact:
Gail McCulloch, Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs 
Phone: 203-785-7920