Work Values of Generation Z Nurses

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OBJECTIVES To determine the work values of Generation Z nurses, a new generation in the current workforce. BACKGROUND A new generation of nurses is now part of the nursing workforce. Generation Z nurses, born in 1995 (aged ≤24 years), will bring new expectations and ideals about life and work into healthcare work settings. METHODS A descriptive, cross-sectional survey design was used to assess the work values of traditional baccalaureate Generation Z nursing students using the Lyons Work Values Survey. RESULTS The work value component ranked most important by participants was social/altruistic, followed by instrumental/extrinsic, cognitive/intrinsic, and prestige. CONCLUSION Helping people and having a job that is interesting and engaging while also offering job security and good benefits were the most important future Generation Z nurse work values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-486
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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  • Leadership and Management


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