Interview

  1. Hey all! I have received a call for an interview for an ER position and stoked! I have been a nurse for almost 7 years with OR/PACU, Rehab, and Med/Surg experience. So this is a new field for me but want it so badly. Could any experienced ER nurses, managers, or recruiters give some tips and advice for this position that you value in a nurse?
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    Joined: Mar '11; Posts: 17; Likes: 7
    RN; from US

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  3. by   emtb2rn
    Flexible, adaptable, comfortable with rapidly changing patients, fast learner, team player, sense of humor are key traits we look for in an er nurse.
  4. by   Chinpop
    If they ask you what animal you would be, tell them you would be a wolf or a dog and AVOID saying any kind of bear (maybe koala bear is ok).

    Seriously. Canines are team players, and the ED managers love that question for some stupid reason.

    By the way I would be a Panda Bear.

    -PANDA, RN, BSN, CEN
  5. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from Chinpop
    If they ask you what animal you would be, tell them you would be a wolf or a dog and AVOID saying any kind of bear (maybe koala bear is ok).

    Seriously. Canines are team players, and the ED managers love that question for some stupid reason.

    By the way I would be a Panda Bear.

    -PANDA, RN, BSN, CEN
    Other team players include:

    Ants
    Bees
    Lions
    Baboons
    Orcas

    The animal question is right up there in idiocy with "where do you see yourself in 5 years".

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