Journal of Nursing Education

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Generational (Age) Differences in Nursing Students' Preferences for Teaching Methods

Jean T. Walker, PhD, RN; Tina Martin, PhD, FNP; Jill White, MSN, RN; Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN; Anne Norwood, MSN, CFNP; Carl Mangum, MSN, RN; Lisa Haynie, PhD, CFNP

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2006;45(9)
  • Posted September 1, 2006

Abstract

ABSTRACT

A generational age transformation is occurring in nursing classrooms across the United States. Nurse educators need to prepare for the different values and expectations of students from Generation X and the newly emerging Generation Y in the educational environment. This quantitative, descriptive research begins to examine the preferences and expectations of these generations regarding teaching methods.

AUTHORS

Received: September 29, 2004

Accepted: May 20, 2005

Dr. Walker and Dr. Elliott are Associate Professors, Dr. Martin, Ms. Norwood, Mr. Mangum, and Dr. Haynie are Assistant Professors, and Ms. White is Instructor, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Address correspondence to Jean T. Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, The University Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216; e-mail: jwalker@son.umsmed.edu.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

A generational age transformation is occurring in nursing classrooms across the United States. Nurse educators need to prepare for the different values and expectations of students from Generation X and the newly emerging Generation Y in the educational environment. This quantitative, descriptive research begins to examine the preferences and expectations of these generations regarding teaching methods.

AUTHORS

Received: September 29, 2004

Accepted: May 20, 2005

Dr. Walker and Dr. Elliott are Associate Professors, Dr. Martin, Ms. Norwood, Mr. Mangum, and Dr. Haynie are Assistant Professors, and Ms. White is Instructor, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Address correspondence to Jean T. Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, The University Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216; e-mail: jwalker@son.umsmed.edu.

ABSTRACT

A generational age transformation is occurring in nursing classrooms across the United States. Nurse educators need to prepare for the different values and expectations of students from Generation X and the newly emerging Generation Y in the educational environment. This quantitative, descriptive research begins to examine the preferences and expectations of these generations regarding teaching methods.

AUTHORS

Received: September 29, 2004

Accepted: May 20, 2005

Dr. Walker and Dr. Elliott are Associate Professors, Dr. Martin, Ms. Norwood, Mr. Mangum, and Dr. Haynie are Assistant Professors, and Ms. White is Instructor, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Address correspondence to Jean T. Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, The University Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216; e-mail: jwalker@son.umsmed.edu.

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