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Moving millennials up to leadership roles

by Stephanie M. Chung, MSN, RN

Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She has worked 3 years as a staff nurse and wants to move into a leadership position. Some managers, and even some of her colleagues, feel that because of her age, Christina isn’t ready for leadership roles.

This scenario describes many millennial nurses in practice settings today—eager to move up the career ladder and pursuing the advanced education that’s needed to do so. But like Christina, they may encounter resistance on their way up.

Better understanding the characteristics of the millennial generation can help managers foster healthier work environments and identify potential candidates for leadership positions. And millennial nurses who understand their own generation’s characteristics can more easily transition into leadership roles. Read more

Millennial-Friendly Workplace for Hospitals and the entire Health Care Industry

The ability to adapt to changing circumstances is a hallmark of successful people and organizations. Today, industries are grappling with a workforce shift as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials begin to step into their shoes. In the healthcare sector, the challenges brought about by this shift are likely to be exacerbated due to an increase in demand for services as a consequence of the aging Baby Boomers. Healthcare will experience a brain drain as its most experienced nurses are replaced with those with less experience. Read more