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The School of Nursing, Yale University

Registration number 20060928H

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The School of Nursing, Yale University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Sable an eight-pointed (Maltese) cross Argent on a chief Azure an open book Argent edges Or charged with the Hebrew words אורים וְתּמִים Sable.


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Design Rationale

The arms of the Yale School of Nursing are the design effected by the late Professor (Art) Theodore Sizer, Pursuivant of Arms of Yale University. The shield was originally designed for the YSN banner first carried in 1959. The upper third shows the coat of arms of Yale University (without the Lux et Veritas ribbon). The lower two thirds show the eight pointed white cross on a black background of the Hospitallers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, the earliest nursing order of Christendom.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, N, Y

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