Old is New: Transitioning the Older New Graduate RN into Practice

Source: Charles Krozek, AMN Healthcare, Staffing Matters, February 2009

Twenty years ago, the average age of a new graduate nurse was 24. Today, it’s 30. While the age difference in years doesn’t seem vast, it often translates into additional work experience and expectations. New nurses have different dreams and demands and require a different workplace environment. Generation X is coming; is nursing ready? With a systemized approach to transitioning new nurses to the workplace, it can be.

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