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Contract Nursing: Because I Need 22 Weeks of Vacation This Year

Contract Nursing: Because I Need 22 Weeks of Vacation This Year

The above quote is from “Witches, Midwives and Nurses” and refers to the 1800’s. Thankfully, the reputation of nurses has greatly improved in the last couple of centuries. Even when Ehrenreich and English wrote their pamphlet in the 1970’s, nurses were considered more of “a uniformed maid service to the dominant male professionals”. You hear stories of nurses having to get coffee for doctors and getting lessons in nursing school about ladylike character development. While nursing continues to be female…

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