1. Hampton, Debra PhD, FACHE, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
  2. Welsh, Darlene PhD, RN


OBJECTIVES: To determine the work values of Generation Z nurses, a new generation in the current workforce.


BACKGROUND: A new generation of nurses is now part of the nursing workforce. Generation Z nurses, born in 1995 (aged <=24 years), will bring new expectations and ideals about life and work into healthcare work settings.


METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey design was used to assess the work values of traditional baccalaureate Generation Z nursing students using the Lyons Work Values Survey.


RESULTS: The work value component ranked most important by participants was social/altruistic, followed by instrumental/extrinsic, cognitive/intrinsic, and prestige.


CONCLUSION: Helping people and having a job that is interesting and engaging while also offering job security and good benefits were the most important future Generation Z nurse work values.