Glad you're not talking about me.
None of the above apply to me. I adapt to and love technology myself. I use it to keep in touch with my grandkids, using my phone or Ipad to facetime them. I love playing and doing research on my computer.
Vacations: I don't steal holidays. I consider my coworkers raising young kids and take my time off in "off time". Two advantages. One the nurses who can, take vacation while their kids are off school. Two, as a mom of grown kids, I get to have the beach, mountains, etc darn near to myself as I vacation in, say, October.
But remember this: When it comes to vacations/PTO priority, Seniority has its priveleges, especially in a union shop. You (not you specifically, but the younger generation) will get there; we all had to wait our turn. When starting out, one has to wait their turn for the seniority that has been hard-earned by the older, more experienced nurse. Understand they are not stealing anything they did not have to give up themselves. Usually Boomer nurses have put in plenty of holidays, summers and weekends working while waiting for their seniority to take over. I know I sure did.
Stagnant? I am always learning; learning is life-long. I read voraciously and enjoy staying current in my specialty.
Good for you going to grad school. It's always great to advance one's education. Just know, being an NP, CRNA or having an MSN is not the "holy grail". You'll still be dealing with your "entitled" boomers there, too. All the NPs I know, work longer days than I do. They can have it. When my shift is over, I am done and it's forgotten.
There, I fixed all that for you. 🙂
Signed, Gen-X-almost-Boomer (forgotten generation)