School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
January/February 2014

Medical library digitizes YSN archives

As part of the School of Nursing’s 90th anniversary, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library digitized a large collection of YSN alumni newsletters and memorabilia dating from 1926 through 2004. These publications, evolving in title and format, provide a fascinating and personable look into the school’s equally proud and rich history, covering the inaugural graduating class, wars and peacetime, school relocations, new deans, and societal changes and ideals. To view the complete digital collection, please visit

Nursing alumna receives Yale Medal

Nina Relin Adams ’69MS, ’77MSN, is one of six individuals recently selected by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) to receive the Yale Medal for 2013. Adams has served Yale in many volunteer roles before, during, and since she retired from her 20-plus years as an adult nurse practitioner at Yale University Health Services and as a YSN faculty member. She has served as cochair of YSN class agents, on the executive committee of the board of the Yale Annual Fund, and as reader and planner for the annual YSN Creative Writing Awards. Inaugurated in 1952, the Yale Medal is the highest award presented by the AYA and is conferred solely to recognize and honor outstanding individual service to the university.

YSN receives scholarship grant

YSN has been selected as a grant recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship program for the 2013–2014 academic year. This is the second time that the school has received this grant. Through grants to nursing schools, the program funds scholarships for students from groups that are underrepresented in nursing, or who are economically disadvantaged. The eight 2013–14 NCIN scholars from YSN are: Dana Barnhill ’16, Tamanna Rahman ’16, Lauren Ruiz ’16, Eileen Ing ’16, Tory Larsen ’16, Jessica Horstmann ’16, Alexandra Rodriguez ’16, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka ’16.

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