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  1. Lampe, Kayla MSN, RN
  2. Stratton, Karen PhD, RN, NE-BC
  3. Welsh, Julie R. MS, RN, CMSRN


A literature review was conducted to investigate the characteristics of new graduates and hospital environments that contribute to Generation Y new nurses' susceptibility to role stress and the characteristics of orientation programs that help them successfully overcome the phenomenon. Implications include deliberate preceptor pairings, presence of an advisor/mentor, and focus on professional development. These strategies may help improve retention of the Generation Y new graduate, reduce role stress, and foster empowerment.