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In this article the authors assess the limitations of two generations of nurses the baby boomers (nurses from 1943 to 1960) and the generation X (nurses from 1961to 1981) in relation with work roles and work values. In addition, they mention that in the next decades the healthcare system will be facing bigger problems with retention of nurses, turnover, and recruitment. The healthcare organizations are working diligent on creating attractive nursing programs to attract nurses into these programs, since now nurse’s search for marketability, experience, and credential. In conclusion, the researchers found that generation X of nurses do not have much personal value for their work places, and the baby boomers have personal value for their workplace.

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