School of nursing

Centennial celebration draws to close

Founded in 1923, Yale School of Nursing was the first school within a university to offer nurses a full educational experience rather than an apprenticeship program. Inaugural administrator Annie Warburton Goodrich served as the first female dean at Yale, and the school’s tradition of trailblazing continues today. Centennial celebrations kicked off in September 2023 and have included a Centennial Day for students, faculty, and staff; a curated exhibit at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library; and on-campus installations that document a timeline of nursing innovation and 100 years of class photos. The Distinguished Alumni Awards marked its 50th year, and the beloved Creative Writing Awards invited students to respond to prompts with a centennial twist. A faculty lecture series highlighted subject-matter expertise working in mobile health and artificial intelligence, improving outcomes for diverse and marginalized communities, empowering veterans through research, and bringing bedside expertise into the boardroom to better advance the school’s mission of better health for all people.

As Dean Azita Emami said during the centennial launch, “Our students, alumni, and faculty are creating opportunities that will make healthcare more accessible and eliminate disparities in health outcomes based on race, socioeconomic status, and place of residence. It is a privilege and an honor to lead this thriving institution into its second century of excellence.” For full coverage of the centennial, please visit

Dean hosts faculty, staff discussions

Dean Azita Emami recently welcomed all faculty and staff to discuss the themes highlighted during her listening journey, honoring one of her earliest commitments upon arriving at YSN. The moderated session focused on communication, transparency, leadership, fairness, professional paths, respect/trust, and resources. Robust engagement throughout the meeting established a strong foundation for forward progress in multiple areas.

Mom graduates with son as classmate

The May 27 Washington Post covered the story of Vanessa Landegger ’24MSN and her son Dylan Antonioli ’26MSN. They took parallel paths to nursing and to Yale, and you can read more in the article on

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