Date of Graduation


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Lee, Peggy

Committee Member/Reader

Rogers, Tyler


The entrance of the Millennial generation into the nursing workforce signifies a bright future for the nursing profession and the nursing workforce. This study began with a current review of available research that identified the Millennial generation and their views toward job satisfaction and work engagement, as compared with Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses.

PubMed, CINAHL Complete, and Google Scholar databases were employed to find 15 peer-reviewed articles for evaluation. The research findings suggest that Millennial nurses have lower rates of job satisfaction and work engagement, compared to nurses of older generations. Overall, the extracted data results were significant enough to warrant the conclusion that Millennial nurses are not more likely to find job satisfaction and work engagement than nurses of older generations. However, research results indicate that Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses can actively involve Millennial nurses in the work team and support their attributes and skills. These measures will support and increase the rates of Millennial’s view of job satisfaction and work engagement. Moreover, by increasing the rates of job satisfaction and work engagement in Millennial nurses, retention rates will correspondingly increase.

Future research studies could possibly benefit from separating the Millennial generation into subgroups to better disseminate the variety of ideas and preferences that might result from generations that span 20 years. Additionally, these implications for future research will allow for more specific data to be extracted to be used to improve job satisfaction and work engagement rates for Millennial nurses and future generations of nurses.


Millennial generation, Baby Boomer, Generation X, job satisfaction, work engagement