Baby boomer nurses are moving toward retirement and seeking to share their knowledge with today’s young, tech-savvy nursing students and recent graduates–the late-arriving Gen Xers and so-called ‘Millennials.
The Generation Lap
Back in the hippied ’60s, speaking truth to power was summed up with the catch phrase “Never trust anyone over 30.” Now that same boomer generation is scrambling to figure out how to teach anyone under 30. In what some former flower children turned faculty consider karmic irony, those who as a generation loudly questioned authority suddenly find themselves on the receiving end of an educational upheaval unlike anything they’ve faced during their careers. It’s being driven by their offspring–late-arriving Gen Xers and so-called ‘Millennials’–young, tech-savvy nursing students and recent graduates whose upbringing, expectations, and
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