Yale Nursing School Celebrates New Home
The Yale School of Nursing will dedicate its new facility at 100 Church Street on Friday, June 7, 9-11 a.m.
Yale University Provost Alison Richards, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Courtland Wilson from the Hill Neighborhood Corporation civic association, a spokesman from the Mayor’s office, and others will make brief remarks at an opening celebration in the Prince Street Park, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the school.
“We scheduled our ceremony in the local park to symbolize our commitment to, and relationship with, the neighborhood,” says Nursing School Dean Judith B. Krauss. “The community is welcome to attend.”
The Nursing School moved into its current home in August 1995. The building, which once housed Lee High School, had been vacant for several years. Redesigned and renovated, it now leases space to the Nursing School. The facility includes administrative offices and classrooms, research space, library, and laboratories – including a state-of-the-art physical assessment lab for teaching diagnostic skills and an excellent computer lab. Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine occupy part of the building.
“This is a wonderful space,” says Dean Krauss. “It also is a clear indication that the School of Nursing has been embraced by the University and the neigborhood.”
The Yale School of Nursing –YSN–, founded in 1923, was one of the first nursing schools established within a university setting. The YSN was a pioneer in training adult primary care nurses, graduate pediatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatric liaison nurses. The School offers masters programs which prepare nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. The doctoral program, inaugurated in 1994, is the first of its kind to prepare advanced- practice nursing faculty, researchers, and policy makers. The YSN has admitted only graduate students since 1934. It became coeducational in 1952.