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Gwyneth Milbrath - Tumultuous 2020
Gwyneth Milbrath, a nurse, assistant professor, and director of the Midwest Nursing History Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago outlines her experiences in all of these fields over the COVID-19 pandemic years. With expertise in the Flu of 1918 and with a Master's of Science in Nursing and Master's of Public Health, Milbrath worked to help the public good throughout the pandemic. In June of 2020, she began a position at a hospital in Northwestern Colorado and worked throughout the Pacific Northwest as a traveling nurse until March of 2021. Throughout this time, she kept up with her duties as a professor and as the director of the MNHRC. After staying in Illinois for a short while, she began a new contract as a traveling nurse at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In August of 2021, she returned to Illinois and prepared for the upcoming academic year. Milbrath describes in detail her experiences over these many months.
Milbrath describes the trouble she had finding a nursing job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interview session (Audio)