School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
September/October 2017

High school students get a taste for nursing careers at YSN

Students from the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) for Nursing spent time at YSN over the summer getting a taste of life in nursing science and clinical practice. The NSLC offers the opportunity for outstanding high school students to participate in fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions at universities around the nation. In YSN’s state-of-the-art simulation labs, students learned how to take vital signs, care for an infant, and communicate with family members experiencing stress or loss from a loved one in a hospital.

Enhancing reflective parenting in home visiting

The Minding the Baby (MTB) national office held its annual three-day Training Institute at the Child Study Center in July. MTB, an evidence-based home visitation model cofounded by Drs. Lois Sadler, Arietta Slade, and Linda Mayes in 2002, provides an integrated model of care for first-time young mothers and their families, bridging primary-care and mental-health approaches to enhancing the mother-infant relationship. MTB has been written about in the New Yorker as well as in scientific journals. It is now being implemented in Connecticut and Florida, as well as in Scotland, England, and Denmark.

Acknowledgements and appointments

Margaret Grey, deputy director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, recently received the New Haven Foundation Ivy Award; and Phil Martinez, director of YSN’s Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing program, has been elected to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s Board of Commissioners.

New appointments at YSN include: Marcia Thomas, associate dean for finance; Niamh Emerson, associate director of development and alumni affairs; and Amanda Patrick, senior director of communications and public affairs. 

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