2019 New Student Checklist

The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist you in getting ready for your studies at YSN and your possible move to New Haven. On this page are items that may help you prepare for your arrival in the fall. Of course, if you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 203-737-2257.

Immunization & Physical Requirements

All new students are required to submit immunization and physical exam forms by June 2019. Click here to download forms. Completed forms and documentation should be updated to the Yale Medicat System by June 30, 2019.  Click here for Yale Medicat instructions.

Yale University ID Card

Yale University requires that all students be issued an official Yale photo identification card. You will need this card to gain access to residential colleges, dormitories, dining halls, libraries, recreational facilities and other University buildings and services. Click here for more information. ID photo upload deadline is May 31, 2019.

BLS (CPR) Certification

As a condition of enrollment, all students are required to have a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate for the Healthcare Professional through the American Heart Association. Information on how to submit your BLS certification will be sent to your Yale e-mail addresses. Please upload this certification NO LATER THAN August 1, 2019. 

If you are already certified, please be sure your certification is valid through August 1, 2020. Students must keep a valid American Heart Association BLS for the healthcare provider certification throughout their studies at YSN.

To find out more information about the American Heart Association’s BLS training, visit their website (https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Training/HealthcareProfessional/BasicLifeSupportBLS/UCM_473189_Basic-Life-Support-BLS.jsp) or call their toll free number 1-800-242-8721.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), establishes security standards and privacy standards for the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information. HIPAA applies to health care providers and health plans. At the University, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Department of Psychology Clinics and Yale Health are covered by the regulations and all faculty/staff/students affiliated with these areas must complete the required HIPAA training, and may be held individually responsible and liable if there is misuse of PHI. Click here for more information on Implications for Students and What You Must Do. Please complete your HIPAA Privacy and Security Training by August 15, 2019.

Mandatory Background Check

Click here for the YSN Procedure for Criminal Offense Record Investigation (CORI) of Students. You must complete the background check by May 31, 2019.

Student Laptop Requirement 

Click here for Information Technology Services’ recommendation for computer hardware that meets University academic needs.

Financial Aid Paperwork

Financial Aid paperwork for Federal Loans is due June 1, 2019.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination (Post-Enrollment Requirement)

These requirements are to be met after starting the program in August (More information will be sent to you):

  • Completion of annual seasonal influenza vaccination – unless medically contraindicated.
  • Education in blood-borne/universal precautions and airborne pathogens as outlined in the OSHA Standards.

Program Specific

GEPN: Click here to view the GEPN Welcome Letter (.pdf). Medical supplies can be purchased here.

Incoming RNs: All incoming RNs are required to have a valid CT RN License. Information on how to submit your license will be sent to your Yale e-mail addresses. Please upload this certification NO LATER THAN August 1, 2019

Orientation Schedules

Orientation for all new students will be Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23.