Generational Diversity is Impacting Healthcare in Profound Ways: Training Preceptors to Understand and Engage the Diverse Workforce

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182298
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Generational Diversity is Impacting Healthcare in Profound Ways: Training Preceptors to Understand and Engage the Diverse Workforce
Author(s):
Mueller, Zach
Author Details:
Zach Mueller, RN, DNP, CNS, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado, USA, email: Zachary.Mueller@HealthONECares.com
Abstract:
Background: For the first time in history, four generations are working together in the workforce creating a diversity that both enriches and challenges nursing professionals. Moreover, with a nursing shortage that continues to worsen, coupled with a weakened global economy, healthcare institutions have to be smarter about how to recruit, train, and retain nurses. Purpose: To train preceptors utilizing a comprehensive curriculum focused on key skills necessary for success at precepting a diverse workforce. Culmination of the course resulted in designation as a Professional RN Preceptor. Methods: With the Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers all working together, understanding the factors that effect differences among these groups is essential. Training incorporates understanding of the different perspectives that shape generations including: life-defining events, attitudes, values, characteristics, skills, and demographics. Focus is placed on interacting, developing/mentoring, and rewarding across the generations. And with the Gen Yers comprising a majority of the workforce emerging from schools of nursing, special attention is placed on understanding this unique and powerful generation. Implications for Practice: Over 150 nurses have completed the training since its inception in 2006. The organization has profoundly benefited from the program in measures of staff engagement and satisfaction by both the preceptor and preceptee, increased retention of nurses (including that of new graduates), and overall success in working and functioning as a diverse team.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGenerational Diversity is Impacting Healthcare in Profound Ways: Training Preceptors to Understand and Engage the Diverse Workforceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Zachen_US
dc.author.detailsZach Mueller, RN, DNP, CNS, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado, USA, email: Zachary.Mueller@HealthONECares.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182298-
dc.description.abstractBackground: For the first time in history, four generations are working together in the workforce creating a diversity that both enriches and challenges nursing professionals. Moreover, with a nursing shortage that continues to worsen, coupled with a weakened global economy, healthcare institutions have to be smarter about how to recruit, train, and retain nurses. Purpose: To train preceptors utilizing a comprehensive curriculum focused on key skills necessary for success at precepting a diverse workforce. Culmination of the course resulted in designation as a Professional RN Preceptor. Methods: With the Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers all working together, understanding the factors that effect differences among these groups is essential. Training incorporates understanding of the different perspectives that shape generations including: life-defining events, attitudes, values, characteristics, skills, and demographics. Focus is placed on interacting, developing/mentoring, and rewarding across the generations. And with the Gen Yers comprising a majority of the workforce emerging from schools of nursing, special attention is placed on understanding this unique and powerful generation. Implications for Practice: Over 150 nurses have completed the training since its inception in 2006. The organization has profoundly benefited from the program in measures of staff engagement and satisfaction by both the preceptor and preceptee, increased retention of nurses (including that of new graduates), and overall success in working and functioning as a diverse team.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:18:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:18:03Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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