Understanding Generational Diversity in Acute Care Facilities to Enhance Nurse Retention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602639
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Understanding Generational Diversity in Acute Care Facilities to Enhance Nurse Retention
Author(s):
Martincavage, Janice A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Janice A. Martincavage, RN, jmar186@wgu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: INTRODUCTION: Never before in the history of nursing has there been a workforce of three generational cohorts spanning over seventy years.  There is a lack of understanding regarding their diverse behaviors, beliefs and attitudes which were developed in the era of history in which they were raised. Miscommunication, negative perceptions and attitudes arise on the nursing units causing conflict between the generational cohorts. This conflict causes lateral violence, gossip, and job dissatisfaction resulting in high nursing turnover rates. PURPOSE: The purpose of my project is to explain general traits and characteristics between the Baby Boomer, Generation X and Millennial generations to nurse leaders in order to reduce conflict and enhance the nurse retention rates on the nursing units.   METHOD: Review of thirty scholarly peer reviewed articles acknowledged conflict between these generational cohorts at the workplace through quantitative and qualitative studies.  After critical analysis and synthesis, best practice recommended a quality improvement measure to empower nurse leaders to recognize, lead and mentor these generational cohorts on the nursing units. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Soft skill sets were implemented consisting of communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, critical thinking and professional modules.  These skill sets combine the differences and strengths between the generational cohorts which when melded together create a strong bond of cohesiveness among these cohorts.  The expected outcome (over time) is a respectful, collaborative, positive workplace environment which will enhance nurse retention. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: Understanding generational diversity is an ongoing research practice since society is living longer and working longer in the workplace. As life expectancy of the general population is on the increase, there is a growing number of people who will need quality healthcare now and in the future.  Chronic diseases and age specific illnesses will send people to acute care hospitals where it is expected that there will be competent nursing staff to care for these patients on a 24/7 basis. Nurses are the primary care givers in these environments.  A shortage of staff nurses could be devastating to the patient population and their communities.
Keywords:
Nurse leaders; Nurse directors; Nursing supervisors
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.58
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleUnderstanding Generational Diversity in Acute Care Facilities to Enhance Nurse Retentionen
dc.contributor.authorMartincavage, Janice A.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien
dc.author.detailsJanice A. Martincavage, RN, jmar186@wgu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602639en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: INTRODUCTION: Never before in the history of nursing has there been a workforce of three generational cohorts spanning over seventy years.  There is a lack of understanding regarding their diverse behaviors, beliefs and attitudes which were developed in the era of history in which they were raised. Miscommunication, negative perceptions and attitudes arise on the nursing units causing conflict between the generational cohorts. This conflict causes lateral violence, gossip, and job dissatisfaction resulting in high nursing turnover rates. PURPOSE: The purpose of my project is to explain general traits and characteristics between the Baby Boomer, Generation X and Millennial generations to nurse leaders in order to reduce conflict and enhance the nurse retention rates on the nursing units.   METHOD: Review of thirty scholarly peer reviewed articles acknowledged conflict between these generational cohorts at the workplace through quantitative and qualitative studies.  After critical analysis and synthesis, best practice recommended a quality improvement measure to empower nurse leaders to recognize, lead and mentor these generational cohorts on the nursing units. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Soft skill sets were implemented consisting of communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, critical thinking and professional modules.  These skill sets combine the differences and strengths between the generational cohorts which when melded together create a strong bond of cohesiveness among these cohorts.  The expected outcome (over time) is a respectful, collaborative, positive workplace environment which will enhance nurse retention. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: Understanding generational diversity is an ongoing research practice since society is living longer and working longer in the workplace. As life expectancy of the general population is on the increase, there is a growing number of people who will need quality healthcare now and in the future.  Chronic diseases and age specific illnesses will send people to acute care hospitals where it is expected that there will be competent nursing staff to care for these patients on a 24/7 basis. Nurses are the primary care givers in these environments.  A shortage of staff nurses could be devastating to the patient population and their communities.en
dc.subjectNurse leadersen
dc.subjectNurse directorsen
dc.subjectNursing supervisorsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:32Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:32Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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