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Helen M. Balcom
UM School of Nursing

B. 1865 Ann Arbor, Michigan| D. 1957 Santa Barbara, California

Diploma 1894, St. Luke’s Hospital Training School for Nurses, Chicago; Hospital Economics, one-year course, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1904.

Private nurse, Evanston, Illinois until 1901; superintendent, University of Michigan Training School for Nurses, 1901 to 1903; superintendent, Homeopathic Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1904 to 1905; superintendent of nurses, Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1905 to 1906; superintendent of University Hospital and superintendent of the Nurses’ Training School, University Hospital of the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1906 to 1907; superintendent of Finley Hospital and Training School, Dubuque, Iowa, 1907 to 1911; school nurse, Santa Barbara Boys’ School (Cate School), a private preparatory school for boys in grades 7 to 12, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, perhaps as early as 1912 until at least 1920.

Member, American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses (NLNE), 1909, 1918; chairman, Iowa Committee of the Red Cross, 1910; president, local chapter of California Nurses’ Association, Santa Barbara, 1920; member, California State Red Cross, Southern Section, 1922 to 1927.

Author, “The University Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Michigan Alumnus, 1903, pp 193-95; presenter, “Criticism the Nurse Justly Deserves,” at the fifth annual convention of the Iowa State Association of Graduate Nurses held at Sioux City, Iowa, June 3, 4, 5, 1908.