Within a few years Millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, and that percentage will continue to grow for at least another decade. Though many have not yet entered the workforce, Millennials have eclipsed Baby Boomers in numbers, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, there were 75.4 million Millennials, compared to 74.9 million Baby Boomers.

The generational impact may be particularly acute in healthcare, since surveys show that Millennials have a strong interest in working in this field. They like to “make a difference” in the work they do, so nursing is an ideal career for them.

So what do Millennial nurses want?

  • Putting employees first (though in healthcare, that would necessarily come after the patients)
  • A solid foundation of trust and integrity
  • Excellence in customer care
  • High-quality, reliable services
  • Social responsibility
  • A multicultural environment
  • Utilization of cutting-edge technology
  • Utilization of cutting-edge technology
  • Making a difference in the world and in the community

To learn more about Millennial nurses, visit SelfCare for HealthCare™.