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Authors

  1. Robinson, Jo-Ann DNP, APRN-BC, RN-BC, C-OB
  2. Scollan-Koliopoulos, Melissa EdD, APRN-BC, CDE, BC-ADM
  3. Kamienski, Mary PhD, RN, APN, CEN, FAEN
  4. Burke, Kathleen PhD, RN

Abstract

Nursing educators face the challenge of presenting educational programs to meet the learning needs of four diverse generational groups of nurses. This cross-sectional survey examined if there is a relationship between staff nurses' generation and their learning styles. Results show that a combination of years in practice, time lapsed since last educational program ended, current school enrollment, degree earned, and generation influences preferred learning style. Implications for educators are discussed.