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Register of the Helen Nahm Papers, 1922-1977
MSS 78-5  
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Description
Writings, correspondence, speeches, reports, programs, clippings, award citations, and photographs.
Background
Helen Nahm was born in Augusta, Missouri on August 17, 1901. She received her early nursing education at the University of Missouri, Columbia (Diploma in Nursing, 1924; A.B., 1926) and soon began her teaching career at the Scott and White Hospital School of Nursing in Temple, Texas. After six years she returned to the University of Missouri School of Nursing as an instructor and in 1935 she was named Director of Nursing there. She obtained her M.S. degree in psychology in 1939 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; her Ph.D. in educational psychology and general education would be obtained from the same institution in 1946. She was director of the School of Nursing at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1942-1946. In 1946 she accepted directorship of the Division of Nursing at Duke University. Upon leaving Duke University in 1950, Dr. Nahm became associated with the National League for Nursing and she served in the positions of director of the Accrediting Service, director of the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs (1952-1953), and director of the Division of Nursing Education (1953-1957). She was appointed Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California Medical Center in 1958. She retired as professor and dean in February of 1969.
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Collection is open for research.