Helen Shore Nursing History Endowment

16 May 2022

The Helen Shore Nursing History Endowment to continue the work of the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry and support the School

Following the announcement at the Nursing Gala on May 10, 2022, the Nursing History Consortium is pleased to announce that the Helen Shore Nursing History Endowment has been established for the support of scholarship in the history of nursing. The Consortium is grateful to be receiving a part of this endowment for our continuing work, which Professor Emerita Helen Shore has been instrumental in spearheading.

Helen was an alumna (BSN ’61, MA in education ’71), a faculty member from 1965 to 1990, and a longstanding friend of the School of Nursing.

As a member of our faculty for 25 years, Helen was actively involved in curriculum development for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Even after her retirement, Helen remained dedicated to the School: she helped establish an internal research award in public health nursing, and contributed funding for nursing history scholarship. 

In 2013, Helen’s support was integral in the launch of the Consortium for Nursing History. Helen then remained actively engaged as the Consortium’s patron.

In recent years, Helen created an estate gift, the “Helen Shore Nursing History Endowment”. 

In addition to continuing the work of the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry, these funds will support nursing history initiatives at the School, through scholarly work and research in nursing and health history, community engagement activities, promoting history in nursing programs, preservation of primary and digital sources in nursing history, and connecting with other nursing history units, scholars and groups to exchange nursing history scholarship.

We are extremely grateful for Helen’s gifts and her ongoing legacy, which is sure to support us well going forward.

Helen Shore Memoriam