Bonnie Bullough

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Bonnie Bullough

Bonnie Bullough (5 January 1927 in Delta, Utah – 12 April 1996)[1][2] is an accomplished sexologist and author, who helped to develop the first Nurse Practitioner Program in California at UCLA in 1968.[2][3] Throughout her career, she edited or wrote 30 books as well as 112 published articles.[3]

Educational involvement[edit]

Bullough finished her bachelor's degree in 1955, after working as a public health nurse in the Chicago Public Health Department while her husband, Vern Bullough, completed his doctorate. Bullough received her masters in nursing from The University of California- Los Angeles in 1959, followed by a masters and Ph.D. in sociology.[3] After starting the first nurse practitioner program in California at UCLA,[2] she went on to develop a masters program in nursing, one of the first in the United States. In 1975, she became the coordinator of graduate studies at California State University--Long Beach, directing nurse practitioner education.[3] She became the dean of nursing at SUNY-Buffalo in 1979, and is considered a pioneer in the University of Buffalo School of Nursing.[4]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Poverty, Ethnic Identity, and Health Care - 1972
  • Sin, Sickness and Sanity: A History of Sexual Attitudes - 1977
  • Prostitution: an Illustrated Social History - 1978
  • Nursing: A Historical Bibliography - 1981
  • Women and Prostitution: A Social History - 1987
  • Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender - 1993
  • Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia - 1994
  • Nursing Issues for the Nineties and Beyond - 1994
  • How I Got Into Sex - 1997
  • Gender Blending - 1997
  • Contraception: A Guide to Birth Control Methods - 1997


  1. ^ Collins, Brett Anthony. "Obituaries : * Bonnie Bullough; Initiatied Nurse Practitioner Movement". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Nalick, Jon. "Bonnie Bullough dies". USC News. USC News. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bullough, Vern L. (1996). "In Memory of Bonnie Bullough". The Journal of Sex Research. 33 (3): 179–181. doi:10.1080/00224499609551832. JSTOR 3813576. 
  4. ^ "Our History - University at Buffalo School of Nursing". Retrieved 2016-04-04.