YSN Student Resources & Guidelines

The Yale School of Nursing (YSN) Student Resources and Guidelines provide information to help you successfully navigate your academic career at YSN. The information includes policies, procedures, guidelines, and resources available to you within the YSN community and across Yale University. We hope you will return to these resources often as you progress on the path to finishing your degree.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of these resources and guidelines, please contact Saveena Dhall, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, saveena.dhall@yale.edu, 203-737-2258.

As a student it is important that you read, understand and practice Yale School of Nursing’s Missionand Philosophy.

YSN 2019-2020 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.


Listing of YSN’s Student Resources & Guidelines

Academic Integrity
Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression
HIPAA Guidelines
Notice of Privacy Practices
Personal Conduct Policy (formerly policy #32)
Sexual Misconduct Resources

Access Student Records (formerly #11)
Challenge Policy (formerly policy #7)
Course Withdrawal (formerly policy #19)
Education Records
Extension of Time for Students to Complete Work (formerly policy #12)
Grading System and Definitions of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail (formerly policy #22)
Leave of Absence and Withdrawal (formerly policy #6)
Military Leave
For those students in the Armed Forces, we thank you for your service.  Leave of Absence and Withdrawal (formerly policy #6), provides information in the case of military deployment.
MSN/DNP Students in Academic Difficulty (formerly policy #23)
Satisfactory Academic Progress: Implications for Financial Aid (formerly policy #36)
Student Use of Degree Credentials
Testing Accommodations Protocol

Disciplinary Procedures (formerly policy #33)
Licensure (formerly policy #21)
Mandatory Background Check
Non-Matriculated Auditors and Students (formerly policy #17)
Student NCLEX Reporting Process
Students Participating in Commencement before Completion of Requirements
Summer Registration for Students (formerly policy #15)
Part-Time Study (formerly policy #18)
Tuition Rebate and Refund (formerly policy #31)

Children in YSN Classrooms and Common Areas (formerly policy #34)
Inclement Weather Information
Student Building Use
Tobacco Free Yale

Students in the PhD Program can access the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Programs and Policies Bulletin.

Additional Student Guidelines

Dean’s Procedure for Student Complaints
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Guidelines in Case of Occupational Exposure
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 occasions, and require prior approval from YSN.
University Statement on Disclosure of Directory Information (reviewed August 2016)


Students With Associate Deg​rees 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.