Gen Y nurses turned off by shift work

 
The nursing profession in New Zealand acts as an interesting “case study” into the employment preferences of Generation Y.

Key quote: “She found young nurses were motivated by the same desire to help others, but they did not have the same long-term loyalty of previous generations. Only 20 per cent wanted to commit for “a reasonable time”.  Stress and tiredness seemed to be taking its toll on “Gen Y” nurses, Jamieson found. Feedback, mentoring and pay were primary satisfaction indicators. However, most important was achieving a work-life balance.”

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