Brown in a Pink Profession' is the second step in my overall new direction - to understand the 1950s and 1960s Haiti brain drain which consisted of thousands of state-educated health professionals (medical doctors and nurses) fleeing the political repression of the Duvalier regime, often finding themselves recruited to the United States to meet personnel shortages in these fields. A key conclusion of the first phase of this work, which was focused on the career of a surgeon, was that desirable professional skills and cultural differences placed this doctor somewhat outside of the Black-white binary of race relations of the mid-century US, leading me to characterize his racial standing as 'brown' – not as disadvantaged as African Americans generally, but still on the margins of acceptance by his white colleagues. 'Brown in a Pink Profession' involves examining the status of women in Haitian society and the development of their US careers in the semi-profession of nursing as third-world immigrants. I thus hope to appreciate the ways in which working-class and lower-middle-class Haitian women were drawn to an occupation that offered social mobility, job security, and gender familiarity both in their native country and the US. By reviewing literature on the professionalization of nursing and the impact of immigration, particularly from the third world, on its staffing needs in the mid-20th century, I propose to craft a sociological portrait -- focused on a Haitian nurse’s work and immigration experiences -- that addresses the gendered and racialized elements of the nursing profession in the US.