About the Yale School of Nursing Online Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program 

Drawing on nearly a century of excellence in nursing education, YSN’s online Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares the next generation of advanced practice nurse practitioners to promote health in all people.

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About Yale School of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing stands at the forefront of nursing education. For nearly a century, YSN has equipped nurses with a human-forward approach to patient care. Today, YSN upholds its legacy of pushing the field forward through pioneering research and innovation.

YSN students benefit from the firsthand expertise of instructors, mentors, and preceptors who practice clinically. Graduates of YSN emerge ready to serve their communities, educate individuals, and advocate for inclusive and equitable health care.

Additionally, the YSN Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) supports strategic initiatives aimed at advancing health equity and directly contributing to YSN’s mission of better health for all people.

Mission and values

YSN is a community that believes access to high-quality patient-centered health care is a social right. Here, leaders emphasize innovation grounded in creativity and the integration of education, scholarship, practice and policy in service of social justice and health equity.

Strategic vision

YSN’s strategic vision unites education, science, health systems, and partnerships to educate each generation’s nurse leaders and aid in achieving the school’s mission of better health for all people. Learn more about the school’s vision from Dean Ann Kurth.


YSN acknowledges that health care and sustainability are intimately linked. From understanding the negative effects environmental influences can have on health to instances of human health-related activities that can reduce negative ecosystem impacts, the YSN community has the capacity to embrace and enhance sustainability on a local and global scale. 


YSN was founded in 1923, becoming the first school within a university to prepare nurses through an academic pathway, not an apprenticeship program as was traditionally the case. The school’s inaugural dean, Annie Warburton Goodrich, emphasized the importance of social justice and community integration to educate nurses to be “scientifically informed, technically expert, and socially experienced.”


The master’s degree program in nursing at Yale School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.

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