Yale University School of Nursing

400 West Campus Drive
Connecticut, 06477
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(203) 785-2389

General Description of School

Yale School of Nursing Founded in 1923, YSN became the first school within a university to prepare nurses under an educational rather than an apprenticeship program. Dean Annie Goodrich's insistence that her students came to Yale to learn a highly skilled profession rather than to provide extra hands to already trained nurses was truly revolutionary. The school continued to spawn new ideas that have helped redefine nursing: the groundbreaking research of Virginia Henderson, the founding of the American hospice movement by Dean Florence S. Wald, the advancement of clinical trials in nursing with leadership from Rhetaugh Dumas, and the first "graduate entry" system that enlivened nursing practice by attracting mature students with varied and rich life experiences. The ultimate Mission of the Yale School of Nursing is better health for all people. We accomplish this by educating each generation of nurse leaders, scholars and practitioners; transforming healthcare practice; and advancing

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Main School Address
400 West Campus Drive