Interview questions

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    I have a interview for the Masters of Nursing, CNS program coming up this Friday. I was given four topics to have ready to discuss during the interview. They include:
    1) What is your vision for nursing.(from a future Advanced nurse-CNS point of view)
    2) How are you willing to accept your role of authority
    3) As a CNS's Leadership role, how would you deal with conflict and resolution.
    4) WHat are some contributions you want to make in the nursing field?!

    I know the questions are a bit vague, but if anyone of you :heartbeat awesome nurses can help me formulate a solid answer for the questions- that would mean a LOT!

    I have my own ideas for the topics, but i am sure i can learn from hearing what you guys might have to say...

    ahhhhh Can't believe I got the interview- I hope I get accepted, can't wait to start working!
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    Why don't you share some of your ideas with us to stimulate discussion? I would prefer to do that rather than simply supplying answers for you to use for your interview.

    As a nurse in an advanced role, it will be critical that you learn to articulate YOUR ideas -- not just rehash the ideas of others. That's what they are going to be looking for in your interview. They'll want to see that you can articulate your ideas and interact in a conversation about them. They will not want to hear "pat answers" that have been over-rehearsed and that come from someone else.

    So ... what are YOUR thoughts on those questions. If you share them, I'll be happy to react to them.
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    Why don't you share some of your ideas with us to stimulate discussion? I would prefer to do that rather than simply supplying answers for you to use for your interview.

    As a nurse in an advanced role, it will be critical that you learn to articulate YOUR ideas -- not just rehash the ideas of others. That's what they are going to be looking for in your interview. They'll want to see that you can articulate your ideas and interact in a conversation about them. They will not want to hear "pat answers" that have been over-rehearsed and that come from someone else.

    So ... what are YOUR thoughts on those questions. If you share them, I'll be happy to react to them.
    Hi llg,
    Thanks for the interest in my thread...
    Here is goes ( the short + simple version)

    1) What is your vision for nursing.(from a future Advanced nurse-CNS point of view)
    I believe a advanced nurse holds a multifaceted role. The roles of a CNS can vary Depending on the hospital and in your specific area of specialty. However, a CNS nurse is expected to be a clinical expert. It is their role to educate fellow nurses as well as patients to obtain the best results. I am excited to start the accelerated masters program so that through the rigorous coursework of scientific concepts, health assessments and methodologies I may be able to be of some assist in creating a more pleasant environment for the staff and patients.

    2) How are you willing to accept your role of authority
    As a "fresh" graduate, I would accept my role with humility and a bundle of confidence. As a new nurse out in the field, i believe humility is very important. Obtaining a advanced degree through a accelerated program gives you a disadvantage; lack of experience. Being open minded, and willing to accept help from others will definitely be key in reaching my potential. CNS have roles as a educator and expert clinicians. Although my experience may be minimal, I am confident that through my years in the graduate program, I will obtain the knowledge necessary. I will be confident and take my responsibility seriously.

    3) As a CNS's Leadership role, how would you deal with conflict and resolution.
    I would bring a clear head to the table. Listen to the different perspectives as well as taking down the different factors involved in the conflict and sort things out from there.
    ..this question is a big vague...not quite sure how to answer this>?

    4) WHat are some contributions you want to make in the nursing field?!
    As cliche as this may sound, i want to make a difference in the nursing field. Growing up with family members constantly being hospitalized I've realized how important a friendly smile or a warm "hello" can be at a hospital setting. I would love to research on patient care treatments involving the most minimalist tools such as a . I guess this goes more into therapy department but with a BA in the fine arts and art theory. I would love to use what I have learned previous to create some kind of synergy effect in the hospital setting. This can include using certain colors to ease patients highly irritated state, or holding some kind of art activities among fellow nurses to build sense of community?!

    hmmm These are just some thoughts going through my mind as I recall the interview questions. I have researched and researched on CNS's however, I am still quite unfamiliar with the CNS role-
    if some of my answers are just completely far-fetched please let me know-
    Once again-
    Thanks!:redpinkhe
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    You might want to bring in Benner's novice to expert theory into the question about #2 about role and authority. That shows that you learned something from your BSN program - lol.

    I think your answers sound good. The only other thing I would ask about is to try to include something of what you have already learned so that it doesn't appear as though these are off the cuff answers but rather well thought out responses. I would think this to be especially true in this scenario since they gave you the questions in advance.

    Good luck and let us know how things go.


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