MILLENNIAL NURSES: WHO THEY ARE, WHAT THEY WANT AND WHY WE NEED THEM (2018)

Neil Manuel Ganchero, RN, MN
 
Riverside Medical Center
 
 
 
Background of the Study
 
Millennials are the demographic cohort consisting of individuals born between 1982 and 2004.  They are the fastest growing generation in the workplace.  Their impact can pose a unique challenge in the healthcare.  Currently there is a need to understand where millennials are coming from, look at their context and what are their work ethics. what motivates them to work and why healthcare industry should better understand their presence in the provision of delivering quality nursing care.
 

Objective
 
The  study aimed to determine the work attributes of millennial nurses at Riverside Medical Center, Bacolod City.
 

Methods
 
Descriptive research design was used in gathering the data based on the respondent’s sex, marital status, area of assignment and length of hospital experience and were correlated with work attributes of millennial nurses such as attitude towards work, perception of work life, attitude towards working hours and collaboration and respect for authority.  The arithmetic mean, Frequency Count, Standard Deviation and t-Test for two independent variables were used to treat the data.
 

Results
 
The result of the study revealed that majority of the respondents were females, mostly single and were assigned in the medical-surgical areas, with length of service ranging from less than a year to 9 years.   At 95% level of confidence, all of the profile variables tested have no significance (p>0.05) in all categories of the study.    These findings indicate that the millennial nurses’ work attributes cannot be characterized by their sex, marital status, area of assignment and length of hospital experience.