One of the original signers of the WSNA Articles of Incorporation and the first President of WSNA. She was instrumental in securing the first Nurse Practice Act in 1909. Her nursing career spanned thirty-five years. She was the first President of the Northwest Section of the American Nurses Association. The May Loomis scholarship fund was established in her honor following her untimely death in 1934. The WSNF has continued support for this scholarship fund that still bears her name.