Student Handbook & Guidelines
YSN 2018-2019 Bulletin
The bulletin holds essential material and information for the student, including the School’s history, program information, and course descriptions. It also identifies expected outcomes. It represents the agreement between the School and the student.
YSN Student Handbook Index
6. Leave of Absence and Withdrawal
7. Challenge Policy
12. Extension of Time for Students to Complete Work
15. Summer Registration for Students
17. Non-Matriculated Auditors and Students
18. Part-Time Study
19. Course Withdrawal
22. Grading System and Definitions of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail
23. MSN/DNP Students in Academic Difficulty
31. Tuition Rebate and Refund
32. Personal Conduct Policy
33. Disciplinary Procedures
34. Children in YSN Classrooms and Common Areas
36. Satisfactory Academic Progress: Implications for Financial Aid
[ ]. Education Records
[ ]. Students Participating in Commencement before Completion of Requirements
Students in the PhD Program can access the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Programs and Policies Bulletin here.
Additional Student Guidelines
- Academic Integrity
- Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression
- Dean’s Procedure for Student Complaints
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Guidelines in Case of Occupational Exposure
- HIPAA Guidelines
- Inclement Weather Information
- Mandatory Background Check
- Military Leave
For those students in the Armed Forces, we thank you for your service. Policy 6, Student Leave of Absence and Withdrawal, provides information in the case of military deployment.
- NCLEX Timeline (reviewed August 2016)
- Service Animal Policy
Students must first register their service animal with the Resource Office on Disabilities (ROD) before they are permitted to bring their service animal to the building. Service animals registered with ROD are welcome here at YSN. This includes during classes, meetings, and other events. Non-service animals (pets) are not permitted with the exception of planned occassions, and require prior approval from YSN.
- Sexual Misconduct Resources
- Student Use of Degree Credentials
- University Statement on Disclosure of Directory Information (reviewed August 2016)
- YHP 2016 Health Professions Vaccinations Form
- YSN Required Immunizations/CORI 2016
Licensure (RN-to-MSN Students Only)
RN-to-MSN students who are registered nurses must hold a current Connecticut RN license. If the student is a new graduate from a nursing program, licensure steps must at least be in progress. Students are also required to maintain active Connecticut RN licensure while enrolled in the School of Nursing.
As the school is accredited for educating RNs and it is assumed that admitted students have been prepared to pass the NCLEX- RN during their undergraduate years, students admitted to the program must pass the NCLEX-RN by November 1 of their first specialty year. Students who have not passed the NCLEX-RN by this time may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN. Graduates of foreign schools of nursing admitted to the program must pass the NCLEX-RN by November 1 of their first year. Students who have not passed the NCLEX-RN by this time may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the Specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN. Please allow several months to complete the CGFNS & NCLEX-RN process.
You will need to upload a copy of your Connecticut RN license onto the School’s Clincial Document Management System before November 1st of your first year. More information about the Clincial Document Management System will be sent to you in the summer.
Students With Associate Degrees in Nursing
All potential RN candidates whose highest degree in nursing is an associate’s degree and who also hold a BS degree in another field will be required to take a community health course in order to be enrolled into the Yale School of Nursing’s master’s degree program. An e-learn course that meets the objectives for N513c, Community Health Nursing and Public Health, such as the one offered by the New York State Nurses Association Continuing Education (www.elearnonline.net/coursedesc.aspx?ClassID=372&s=67), is acceptable. In addition to providing proof of community health content, the applicant will have to complete a community health related project that can be part of course work prior to graduation. The nature and extent of this project will be co-determined with the respective specialty coordinator. If you are interested in taking the course offered by the New York State Nurses Association Continuing Education, please contact the Office of Student Affairs in order to gain access.