How To Bridge the Nursing Generation Gap
Cindy Mehallow / Monster Contributing Writer
The Silent Generation
Born between 1927 and 1946, these nurses delight their superiors with their nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic and depth of experience. Raised by an authoritarian, military model of instruction, they do their jobs and don’t complain.
These traditionalists can be put off by appearances such as tattoos and body piercings. Younger nurses can allay this discomfort by verbally affirming their commitment to the profession and patient care, says Brown.