The mission of Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is to promote better health care through scholarship, practice, and research — a goal that makes it a natural fit for West Campus.
YSN, established in 1923, is the world’s first nursing school based at a major university. It offers master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as joint degree programs with Yale’s Schools of Divinity and Public Health. Research is a major focus at YSN. Faculty and students are developing strategies to address the most pressing global health care problems, such as diabetes, sleep disorders, cancer, heart disease, HIV-AIDS, and mental health. YSN researchers are also exploring new ways to manage chronic illness; pursuing biobehavioral research; and working to improve health for vulnerable populations due to disparities in health care and other factors.
Interdisciplinary research programs at YSN span the human developmental spectrum and address the health care needs of mothers and children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and in many contexts. They have particular interests in self- and family management in chronic illness, biobehavioral research, and improving health for people who are vulnerable due to disparities in health care and other personal and contextual factors.