Historical Reprint This article is reprinted from Trained Nurse; April 100:459–62, 1938. We are indebted to Nettie Birnbach, Ed.D., R.N., Associate Professor, Graduate Nursing Program of the State University of New York-Brooklyn, for identifying this article for us, and we hope that you will enjoy it.

M. Berenice Beck, Ph.D., R.N. founded the baccalaureate program in nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee. She was one of the first members of the nursing profession to earn a doctoral degree. Beck participated in development of ANA's Code for Nurses, adopted by the house of Delegates in 1950. She was inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame in 1986.