Millennials are seeking higher degrees, more leadership roles and extra professional development compared to their generational counterparts, a new staffing-company survey finds.
AMN Healthcare’s Survey of Millennial Nurses: A Dynamic Influence on the Profession looked at those nurses between ages 19 to 36 when compared to baby boomer nurses or Generation X (ages 37 to 53).
“Millennial nurses are changing the healthcare workforce in ways that could further improve patient care and help healthcare organizations,” said Marcia Faller, chief clinical officer at AMN Healthcare. “This survey demonstrates the high ambition of this generation of nurses and provides better understanding about how healthcare leaders can fully engage these high-achieving healthcare professionals.”
Almost 40% of millennial RNs said they plan to pursue a master’s degree in the next three years, while another 11% said they would seek a doctorate, the survey found. While more than one third of millennial nurses said they were significantly interested in leadership roles, only 10% of baby boomer nurses said the same.
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