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Home : Media

December 2012

Rachael McLaughlin, Director
Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

New guide for nurse managers bridges generation gap
STTI publishes The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in history, four generations of nurses — traditionalists, baby boomers, Generation Xers and millennials — are working side by side in clinical settings. This blending of ages causes conflicts based on beliefs, attitudes, work habits, expectations, educational backgrounds, the use of technology and more.
It’s up to nurse managers to understand, motivate, and manage these generations to bridge the gap. The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), gives nursing supervisors the tools they need to lead a productive and civil staff.
Written by Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE, The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce is the first practical, easy-to-follow book on managing multiple generations published just for nurses. The third book in STTI’s popular Nurse Manager’s Guide series, this how-to provides useful tools, tips and strategies to help nurse managers coach, motivate and communicate with their nurses to help reduce intergenerational conflict.
Clipper, the associate vice president for professional nursing practice and development at St. David’s HealthCare in Austin, Texas, and former chief nursing officer at two hospitals, offers essential information for running a productive and care-driven nursing unit of nurses of all ages.
“This highly practical resource not only will help nurse managers understand and relate to their multigenerational staff, but will also provide them with a unique source for communication that will help reduce conflict while increasing productivity. Ultimately, this information will help improve an organization’s quality performance. I wish there had been a book like this when I first became a CNO!”
– Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Dean and Professor Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing
Purchase the book and others in the Nurse Manager’s Guide series at
The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce
By Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE
Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
ISBN-13: 9781-937554-75-0
Price: US $29.95
Trade paperback, 180 pages
Trim size: 5 3/8 X 8 3/8
Available at
About the author
Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE, is the Associate Vice President for Professional Nursing Practice and Development at St. David’s HealthCare in Austin, Texas, and is Co-chair of the Central Texas Health Industry Steering Committee, an industry and academic collaboration addressing the workforce needs of the health care industry. Clipper served as a chief nursing officer for 12 years, specializing in nurse leadership and direct patient care.
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at


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