Will occupy former Bayer site by fall 2013
NEW HAVEN × The Yale School of Nursing (YSN) will be moved from New Haven to the university’s recently acquired campus in Orange and West Haven next year. Announced May 3, the relocation of the school and its 450 students, staff and faculty is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed in time for the schoolÂ’s 90th anniversary in the fall of next year.
To accommodate the move Yale will adapt and renovate an office building at what Yale calls its West Campus, formerly home to Bayer PharmaceuticalsÂ’ North American division. The nursing school is currently located ambien generic 100 Church Street South.
Â“The ways we educate students have changed, and we need space that is flexible and equipped for tomorrowÂ’s students,Â” said Margaret Grey, dean and the Annie Goodrich Professor at YSN. Â“We are developing plans for customized spaces suited to modern teaching, simulation, research and lab needs.Â”
Not all potential stakeholders are thrilled with the announcement. One incoming nursing student, Helen MacGregor, told the Yale Daily News she thought the move was Â“awfulÂ” for the school of nursing and potentially Â“shortchangesÂ” students who will find themselves removed from the larger Yale community.
But faced with a choice between expanding the existing nursing school facility or moving there vacant space it already owns, the relocation makes financial sense for the university. The move will nearly double the population at West Campus, which currently houses research and technology centers as well valium no prescription art-conservation programs.
In 2007 Yale acquired the 137-acre Bayer site, which straddles the West Haven and Orange town lines, for $109 million in cash. TheÂ campus includes 1.6 million square feet of space in 17 buildings, including 550,000 square feet of laboratory space.
Â“The relocation of the school of nursing will bring the first major educational initiative to [West Campus], giving the campus a clear teaching mission with a dedicated student body,Â” said Scott Strobel, vice president of planning and program development for the West Haven campus.
Â“This progression is indicative of the universityÂ’s vision for [West Campus], to develop a campus that is fully integrated with YaleÂ’s various missions,Â” Strobel added. Â“Permanent placement of a professional school on-site is a major step toward that goal.Â”