Yale School of Nursing celebrates a new home and a milestone

The Yale School of Nursing (YSN) will mark a new chapter in its history on Friday, Oct. 4 when officials gather to mark the dedication of its new home at the university’s West Campus.

To celebrate the historic move, Yale President Peter Salovey, Provost Benjamin Polak, Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler, Chaplain Sharon Kugler, West Campus Vice President Scott Strobel, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-New Haven) will assist Dean Margaret Grey with the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 2 p.m., followed by a reception and tours of the new building.

“The new YSN building at West Campus enhances our ability to prepare future leaders of nursing, clinicians, researchers, and scholars by virtue of the state-of-the-art facilities built specifically for 21st-century graduate nursing education,” said Grey, dean and the Annie Goodrich Professor of Nursing. “We are extremely grateful to the Yale Facilities Planning and Construction team and all of the people involved in transforming this beautiful place in time for the fall semester.”

The new building dedication is one of a series of events that will take place that weekend in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Yale School of Nursing, the oldest university-based school of nursing in the world. On Saturday, Oct. 5, YSN will host its annual alumni weekend. Events include an open house, a continuing education speaker panel on health care reform, lunch, and the 90 Yale Nurses Banquet. The YSN Alumni Association board of directors identified 90 outstanding alumni since the school’s founding — all of whom have displayed exceptional achievements in their nursing work.

Attendance at the Oct. 4 dedication is open to the greater Yale community and the public. Pre-registration is required by visiting the website.

Yale University School of Nursing enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice. One of Yale University’s professional schools, YSN is a leading school of nursing in the United States, with a diverse community of scholars and clinicians with a common goal: better health for all people. More information on YSN may be found online.