Ambulatory care faces challenges in sustaining a nursing workforce in the future as newly licensed nurses are heavily recruited to inpatient settings and retirements will impact ambulatory care sooner than other areas.
Building a diverse team by recruiting nurses of different ages (generations) and skills may result in a more successful and robust organization.
Knowledge about generational characteristics and preferences will aid nurse leaders and recruiters in attracting high-quality, talented nurses.
Nurses of Generations X and Y can increase their likelihood of success in ambulatory care by better understanding intergenerational issues.
Recommended CitationSwan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Beth, "Growing Ambulatory Care Nurse Leaders in a Multigenerational Workforce" (2009). College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 24.