The study found a significant difference in mental health between older and younger nurses. Overall among respondents, 30% said they’re “not” or “not at all” emotionally healthy, but for younger nurses, that figure was 46%. For nurses 55 and older, it was just 19%.
The younger group also said they experience more negative emotions, with 66% reporting feeling anxious and 43% saying they felt depressed. For nurses 55 and older, however, 35% felt anxious and 21% had felt depressed.