Interview on the cardiology floor

  1. I am very excited that a hosp has finally decided to interview me for a nursing assistant job on the cardiology floor. But I am also very nervous about the interview now b/c I only have 6 days of clinical experience (I am also a second year nursing student) on the cardiology floor.
    What are the concerns that the nurses on the cardiology floor have? What do they expect a nursing assistant to do?
    I have some experience working as a CNA in a nursing home. I think working in a Hospital will definitely help me a lot with my school. I can see more diagnoses and conditions which is great for me.
    I just hope that someone out there can give me some tips of how to impress the interviewer.
    Thanks.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    Good luck!!! I'm sure you will get the job since you have previous tech expirence and are a nursing student. Your job most likely will be doing AM care, Q4hrs (or Qshift) vitals, blood sugars and some lab draws depending on your hospital policy. The one thing they might ask, since you are on a cardiology floor is what s/s would you report to the RN? Things like CHEST PAIN, sudden dizziness, SOB, diaphoresis or any other sudden change like going from pink to "dusky" grey or bluish in color or shakiness (maybe low b.s.) should be reported ASAP. Good luck!!!
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    I have NO words of wisdom, but wanted to wish you luck!!! Let us know how it goes.
  5. by   moliuchick
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    Good luck!!! I'm sure you will get the job since you have previous tech expirence and are a nursing student. Your job most likely will be doing AM care, Q4hrs (or Qshift) vitals, blood sugars and some lab draws depending on your hospital policy. The one thing they might ask, since you are on a cardiology floor is what s/s would you report to the RN? Things like CHEST PAIN, sudden dizziness, SOB, diaphoresis or any other sudden change like going from pink to "dusky" grey or bluish in color or shakiness (maybe low b.s.) should be reported ASAP. Good luck!!!
    Great tips. Thanks for reminding me about all the warning signs. I would have all forgotten about it since this summer is so long and nice!!!!
  6. by   moliuchick
    Quote from CNM2B
    I have NO words of wisdom, but wanted to wish you luck!!! Let us know how it goes.
    no words of wisdom is wisdom already! thanks!!!!!
  7. by   moliuchick
    I just want to say thank you to everyone and let everyone who posted here know that I got the job.

    I am just sooooo excited and hope that it will not be too hard.
  8. by   dianah
    Congrats!! Keep eyes and ears open, put patient care first. Let us know how it's going. Again, good luck!!
  9. by   shinerchia
    As a CNA you will have access to a lot of years of expert nursing knowledge. Tap that resource as often as possible. I was a CNA in a critical care unit while I got an ADN and got an education money cannot buy.

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