School of nursing

New global health institute at Yale

The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) was approved by the Yale Corporation on December 8, advancing President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues, and will serve as the focal point for research, education, and engagement with global partners to improve the health of individuals and populations worldwide. Dean Kurth is leading the search committee for the inaugural YIGH faculty director. Read a Yale Alumni Magazine report on the institute.

YSN receives AYA excellence award

Yale School of Nursing was honored with an excellence award at the annual Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) awards ceremony in November. Mary Geary, board president of the Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association board (YSNAA), accepted the “Outstanding Graduate & Professional School Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Award” for YSNAA’s work at the Day of Service for “Newborns in Need” earlier in the year.

Simulation Lab to expand

An expansion of the school’s Simulation Lab is scheduled to begin in 2018, nearly doubling the size of the current space. The Simulation Lab uses a range of technologies to help students transfer classroom learning to the realities of clinical practice. These include low-fidelity simulators such as a simulated wound site or computer programs with avatars; immersive simulations using hi-fidelity computerized manikins that can breathe, sweat, bleed, and give birth; and even hybrid simulations that pair technology with specially trained actors known as “standardized patients.” The new plans include a large assessment lab, six primary care simulation rooms, a standardized patient green room for actors, and two debriefing rooms. This substantial expansion will increase the school’s capacity to enroll a larger master’s student class without having to increase the number of clinical sites. If you’re interested in a partnership or want to learn more, please e-mail Niamh Emerson, Associate Director for Development, or call her at (203) 737-2521.

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