Document Type

Honors Thesis


Learning is an ongoing and never ending aspect of every nurse’s life. The nursing workforce can be difficult to teach due to the multiple generations. The purpose of our study was to determine how each generation preferred to receive their educational experiences so that training sessions could be more focused and effective in the future. We developed our own survey and distributed it via email to all nurses at a hospital in North Texas in order to determine their preferences for ongoing education. We found that there were some educational preferences all generations were equally fond of, such as receiving printouts of information and completing introductory classes. Other options, such as smart phone use and learning before or after their shift, were equally disliked. These similarities need to be focused on and used when developing educational experiences to help reach the different generations as best as possible.

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