Student Awards

Creative Writing Awards

As nurses, we must do more to articulate what it is that we do, see, feel, and provide to our patients, families, and communities, so that our field will find its voice and speak to it in every forum possible. All students at Yale School of Nursing (YSN) are encouraged to write an account of what they do so that others will have an opportunity to peer into the world of nursing.

 Learn more about the winners and read their winning pieces.

Commencement Awards

YSN honors the contributions of graduating students. The following awards are nominated by their peers, staff, and faculty, and are selected in the spring semester. Each awardee is celebrated at commencement.​

Annie Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ms. Goodrich, founder of YSN and the school’s first Dean, was an outstanding nursing leader and educator whose vision set the course for nursing education. Each year, students recognize an outstanding faculty member who carries on the tradition of nursing excellence in the field of nursing education. 

Requesting nominations from YSN students. Click here to nominate an outstanding faculty member.

Charles King Jr. Memorial Scholars Aid Prize

This prize is awarded to a graduating student who identified as a leading student, has demonstrated outstanding performance in scholarhsip, research and clinicial practice, and through accomplisments in leadership of all aspects of study, has inspired an admiration for professional work.  

Requesting nominations from YSN students and facultyClick here to nominate a student.

 

Milton and Anne Sidney Prize

This prize is awarded to a graduating student whose research, in the judgment of the faculty, best exemplifies the School’s commitment to clinical scholarship and its mission to contribute to better health care for all people. 

Requesting nominations from  faculty. Click here to nominate a student.

Marshals and Banner Bearer Nominations

The Office of Student Affairs would like to ask for your assistance in nominating a graduating student for student marshal; a graduating student for Banner Bearer; and a faculty member for faculty marshal.  A committee of students, staff and faculty will meet to decide upon the honorees.  

Requesting nominations from YSN students and facultyClick here to nominate.