Found at Nurseweek.com
A Family Portrait
You'd think that nursing has come a long way in the last century. You'd be right ... and wrong
By Karen Schmidt, RN
July 19, 2002
However different today's education and work settings are from a century ago, a nurse in 2002 has some fundamental characteristics in common with nurses at the start of the 20th century.
And you may be surprised at just how similar.