• Helen V. Burst C.N.M., M.S.

    1. 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).
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  • This paper is adapted from the presidential speech given by Helen Burst during the 24th Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2, 1979.


Organizational visibility is discussed as it relates to financial revenue, professional power, and the volunteerism of members and others.