Background: The aim of this research was to explore the views of Generation Z New Zealand Registered Nurses towards nursing, work and career. It builds on previous work that examined the views of Generation Y nurses.
Method: Nation-wide on-line survey via purposive sampling.
Inclusion criteria: All Registered Nurses (born 1991-1999) who were members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
This paper: Will report the findings of the open text question: Can you tell us about your experiences, both professional and personal, during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Findings: Manifest content analysis of 462 replies is in progress. Initial coding of categories using Graneheim and Lundman’s (2004) framework has revealed: a pleasant working environment v a chaotic workplace, high stress levels, fear of the unknown, a negative impact on their personal lives and a dauting time v a fulfilling time.
Dr Isabel Jamieson, RN, PhD, MNurse(Melb), CertAT, is currently employed by the Ara Institution of Canterbury (Ara), Department of Health Practice as a principal nursing lecturer and as a senior lecturer, University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand. Other roles include Chair of the department’s research committee, thesis supervisor and thesis examiner. Her research interests include health care workforce issues, clinical models of teaching and learning, nursing student’s readiness to practice as well as the graduate nurse experience. Isabel’s clinical background was perioperative nursing, surgical assisting, and infection control.