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Understanding Net Generation Employees

Kupperschmidt, Betty R. EdD, RN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2001 - Volume 31 - Issue 12 - p 570-574

The Net Generation is the digitally-savvy generation born between the years of 1980 and 1999. People born during this time are predicted to seek careers in the helping professions, be open to job stability and working in organizations, and intolerant of coworkers and leaders who are not technically competent. The Net Generation persona and its work-related skills and values are explored and implications are posed in this article for nurse administrators.

Author affiliation: University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla.

Corresponding author: Betty R. Kupperschmidt, EdD, RN, College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma, 4502 E. 41 st Street, Tulsa OK 74135 (

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.