School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
September/October 2014

Kudos for YSN community members

YSN’s dean and Annie Goodrich Professor Margaret Grey ’76MSN, Florence Schorske Wald Professor of Nursing and professor of epidemiology Ruth McCorkle, and alumnae Deborah Chyun ’82MSN, ’98PhD and Martha A. Q. Curley ’87MSN were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong at the end of July. The 25 inductees were presented with the International Researcher Hall of Fame award, participated in a conversation with STTI president Hester C. Klopper, and were celebrated for their achievements. 

Scholarship grant renewed

For the fourth time, YSN has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship (NCIN) program. The $120,000 award for the 2014–2015 school year will support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program. This year, 12 students will be awarded NCIN scholarships. The students will be mentored throughout their time at the school by YSN faculty and will participate in a pre-entry immersion program to assist scholars in learning essential study, test-taking, and other skills needed to succeed in their program of study.

Documentary features YSN alumna

A recent documentary by YSN nursing management, policy, and leadership student Elizabeth Leary ’14MSN features YSN alumna Linda Schwartz ’84MSN, the first woman and nurse to be appointed commissioner of veteran affairs for the State of Connecticut. The film, titled Linda Schwartz: A Nurse’s Life of Service, follows Schwartz through her journey as a military nurse, highlighting both her triumphs and tribulations. Produced, narrated, and edited by Leary, it is part of a larger project on the image of nursing in the media. The film was produced in conjunction with the Yale film studies program. Watch the documentary at

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