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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