School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
November/December 2014

YSN dean to step down next summer

Dean Margaret Grey ’76MSN plans to step down from her position at the end of her term in August 2015. Grey returned to Yale in 1993 to assume the role of associate dean for scholarly affairs, where she directed the research enterprise of the school and established the PhD program in nursing. She assumed the deanship of the school on September 1, 2005, and was reappointed to a second term in 2010.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve YSN in this capacity,” said Grey. “Now it is time for new leadership, and for me to return to teaching, mentoring young scholars, and my program of research, which has been neglected of late.” 

The school’s endowment has grown to nearly $100 million during Grey’s administration and student financial aid has expanded considerably. Grey engineered the school’s relocation to its new and expanded facility on Yale’s West Campus and oversaw the development of many new programs and initiatives, including the addition of a doctor of nursing practice degree program, as well as a full curriculum revision, which is still under way.

November reunion celebrates YSN alumni

YSN’s 2014 reunion November 7–8 begins with Scholars’ Day, which recognizes the achievements and showcases the research of nursing faculty and students, and continues throughout the weekend with opportunities to enjoy cocktails with Dean Margaret Grey, hear presentations by end-of-life experts from around the United States, and celebrate with an awards banquet at which alumni are honored for their dedication to and leadership in the nursing profession.

This year’s reunion pays tribute to the late Florence Schorske Wald ’41MN, ’56MS, an outstanding dean and leader at YSN, as well as a clinical innovator in bringing the hospice care movement to the US. Speakers include faculty from YSN, Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale Center for the Study of Interdisciplinary Bioethics, as well as faculty from peer institutions.

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