Yale University and YSN Statements in Response to SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

June 29, 2023

Yale School of Nursing - On call for humanity

Dear YSN Community,

I write to follow up on President Salovey’s message regarding today’s Supreme Court decisions in the Harvard and UNC cases regarding the consideration of race in admissions.  

The Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is committed to “better health for all people.” YSN will comply with the law, while also staying true to our obligation to prepare nurses and midwives with a commitment to serving the needs of the diverse communities in which they will provide care.  We will keep this commitment at the forefront as we review our admissions process in the coming months.


Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Interim Dean and Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery