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Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181a68951
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The Needs and Expectations of Generation Y Nurses in the Workplace

Lavoie-Tremblay, Melanie PhD, RN; Leclerc, Edith MSc; Marchionni, Caroline MSc Admin, MScA, RN; Drevniok, Ulrika MScA, RN

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Abstract

Generation Y nurses represent the new nursing workforce. This article describes a study examining the needs, motivations, and expectations of generation Y nurses at the start of their careers. New nurses, on average 24.1 years old in 2007, were interviewed. The generation Y nurses reported that recognition was a key motivator. Their needs are stability, flexible work schedules and shifts, recognition, opportunities for professional development, and adequate supervision.

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