Helen Burst received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Kansas and her M.S. in Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery Education from Yale University. She is presently Chairperson of the Department of Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery) and Associate Professor of Nursing at Yale University. Ms. Burst was reelected as President of the ACNM for another two-year term (1979–1981).