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Unpublished Paper
Retention of New Graduate Gen Y Nurses
  • Joyce K Kutin, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

The purpose of this paper is to review the research of new residency programs on Generation Y retention and the quality implications that influence the organization. General orientation of all nurses upon hire has been the standard practice with preceptoring of senior nurses from the individual units. The process of each unit’s orientation and standards was different without respect to the individual nurse’s experience. Prior to the implementation of the Nurse Residency program for new graduate generation y nurses, the turnover rate within the first year was greater than 50 percent. Health care organizations and their leaders need to anticipate differences among newly licensed Generation Y nurses and provide supportive nurse residency orientation programs. Future research should focus on evaluating the effectiveness of orientation and residency programs between different generations with special focus on Generation Y.

  • Nurse Residency,
  • Gen Y,
  • Retention,
  • Intergenerational Workforces,
  • Multiple Generational,
  • Silent Generation,
  • Baby Boomers,
  • Gen X,
  • New Graduate Nurses
Publication Date
Summer 2013
Citation Information
Joyce K Kutin. "Retention of New Graduate Gen Y Nurses" (2013)
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