Helen Lathrop Bunge (1906-1970) 1984 Inductee

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Helen Bunge

ANA Hall of Fame Inductee

Helen Lathrop Bunge began her career in 1931. After earning her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Bunge became executive officer of the Institute of Research and Services in Nursing Education at Teachers College. During her six years there, the Institute administered 13 projects related to nursing education, using data gathered from schools, hospitals, and public health services. In 1952, Bunge's efforts to promote nursing research culminated in circulation of the first issue of Nursing Research to 8,500 subscribers. When this publication was undertaken by the American Journal of Nursing Company, she was served as chairperson of the editorial board. In recognition of her efforts, she received the Achievement Award in Research and Scholarship from the Nursing Education Alumni Association's Teachers College and the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award from the National League for Nursing.