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  1. Tyndall, Deborah E. PhD, RN
  2. Scott, Elaine S. PhD, RN, NE-BC, FNAP
  3. Jones, Lenna R. MA, BS
  4. Cook, Kristy J. BSN, RN


OBJECTIVE: This study compares and contrasts new graduate nurse attributes and perceptions using findings from a 2010 study and a recent analysis of new graduate nurses participating in the same residency program.


BACKGROUND: As millennials saturate the healthcare work environment, their unique views and needs will influence the evolution of new graduate nurse residencies.


METHODS: This study used previously reported data on new graduate nurses between 1999 and 2009 and compared it with a secondary analysis of data collected on new graduate nurses between 2011 and 2016.


Results: This study provides evidence that millennial new graduate nurses' levels of commitment and satisfaction do not moderate turnover intentions in the 1st 2 years of practice as they did in the previous group of new graduate nurses.


Conclusions: Job embeddedness, a construct that measures the likelihood of whether a person is going to stay, may be a better measurement among new graduate nurses than commitment or satisfaction because millennials, a generation that is predominant in current new graduate nurses, are more engaged than loyal.