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The Nurse Leader and the Challenges and Opportunities of the Intergenerational Workforce

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      There are 5 current generational cohorts of nurses in the health care workforce. Each group has different characteristics and preferences, making it challenging for nurse leaders to meet the needs of each group of nurses. In this paper, the challenges and opportunities that these generational cohorts present to today’s nurse leaders are discussed, and strategies offered to successfully integrate these groups into functional work teams.
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      Cynthia Thornton Bacon, PhD, RN, CNE, NE-BC, is associate professor and MSN program director at University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina. She can be reached at [email protected]