Students Share Mixed Feelings about New Campus

Students in nursing programs at traditional colleges enjoy the campus life for the most part. It allows them the ability to feel connected to the entire student body. But what happens when the school moves the nursing program to a different campus, entirely? That’s the subject of debate between students and faculty at Yale School of Nursing.

As reported by the Yale Daily News, the nursing school is moving to a new location – one that requires a shuttle to access and one that segregates nursing students from the general campus population. Meanwhile, faculty and administration maintain that it was the best decision financially and logistically for the school and nursing students:

(Yale Daily News) May 3rd, 2012 – Starting in fall 2013, the Yale School of Nursing will have a new home.

University administrators announced Thursday that the Nursing School will move from its current location at 100 Church Street South to a new location in the University’s West Campus in West Haven. The decision was made in a unanimous faculty vote.

Nursing School Dean Margaret Grey said the idea to move to West Campus first surfaced in the fall as a result of an understanding that the current building would not meet the needs of the school in the future. Instead of raising money to renovate the school, she said, it made more sense to move to West Campus, which offers a “state-of-the-art facility” for the school’s 500 students, staff and faculty.

“[The decision was] widely discussed with the faculty, staff and students,” Grey said. “In the end the decision was based upon our understanding that our space could not be renovated for a reasonable amount of money, and that the offer from the University was a great opportunity for… read more.

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