Black Alumni Chapter Executive Board
Helen A. Nance Hamilton
Helen Hamilton graduated from the UNM College of Nursing with a BSN degree in May of 1970. In August 1973, she graduated from Boston University School of Nursing with a MSN in Psychiatric Nursing.
She has worked in the nursing field for 40 years in the areas of psychiatry, pediatrics, community health, education, and management. She recently retired in October, 2011 from the faculty at the UNM College of Nursing where she taught for 25 years. Helen's management experience consisted of functioning in the position of Nursing Director for a 90-bed private psychiatric hospital for 10 years.
During Helen's tenure at the College of Nursing, she worked as a retention counselor/faculty with a federally funded minority recruitment and retention project for two years. From 1984-85, Helen was Director of Student Advisement for the College of Nursing. She also served for over 10 years on the Curriculum Committee which had responsibility relative to the admission, progression, and graduation of nursing students. She participated as a faculty representative for the College of Nursing in the UNM African-American Day, a minority student recruitment initiative.
Helen served on the Executive Board for the Albuquerque Child and Family Guidance Center for 25 years (1977-2002). In 1984, she was appointed by the Governor and served a 3 year term on the NM State Board of Nursing. Since 1995, she has served on the Advisory Board for Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center, a state-funded residential treatment facility for violent, mentally ill male youth.