School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
November/December 2013

A new building and a 90th anniversary

On October 4, Yale president Peter Salovey, Provost Benjamin Polak, Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler, Chaplain Sharon Kugler, West Campus vice president Scott Strobel, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro assisted Dean Margaret Grey with the dedication and ribbon-cutting for YSN’s new home on the West Campus.

Alumnae/i weekend began with the dedication and kicked off the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the school’s founding as the oldest university-based school of nursing in the world. Events included an open house, a speaker panel on health-care reform, and a banquet celebrating the contributions of 90 YSN alums who have made major contributions to nursing and health care since the school’s founding. 

Alumna nominated for federal post

President Barack Obama has nominated Linda Spoonster Schwartz ’84MSN, ’98DrPH, for the position of assistant secretary of veterans affairs for policy and planning. Dr. Schwartz is currently the commissioner of veterans affairs for Connecticut, the first female veteran to hold that post. 

New global health concentration

This fall, Yale faculty began offering a global health concentration for MSN students. Open to students in their final year of study, the concentration is designed to prepare students to serve global populations both internationally and domestically as clinicians, educators, scholars, and policy-makers. The concentration will expose students to a range of worldwide concepts through two approved graduate courses in global health, a minimum of 60 additional clinical hours in either an international or domestic setting serving global populations, as well as additional scholarly work with a global health focus. 

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