New grad RN interview

  1. 0
    So I scored an interview in my states largest level one trauma center. I have been trying for months and finally got one. What questions should I be prepared for? I am a new grad RN and it is a position in surgical/trauma/neuro unit.
  2. Get the Hottest Nursing Topics Straight to Your Inbox!

  3. 41,227 Views
    Find Similar Topics
  4. 9 Comments so far...

  5. 0
    Congrats....

    Time menangement/organization

    strengths/weaknesses

    Why do you want to work here?

    Best of luck in your interview. (Are you a CSB/SJU grad?) I just graduated from MN State Mankato.

    I would also encourage you to apply at MPLS VAMC for their new grad program. (They need a lot of nurses in both acute polytrauma and extended care.)
  6. 10
    The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has an excellent interview guide.

    I have posted this link here several times.

    I found these practice questions invaluable. I was asked at least half of them.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.son.jhmi.edu/resources/ca.../services.aspx

    Scroll down and clik on interview guide.

    Best of luck to you!
    pitaya, Halleh, MsDiva812, and 7 others like this.
  7. 1
    There is a long, informative thread on interview questions here on allnurses:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/can-...ons-88629.html

    Good luck!
    ilovetinyeye likes this.
  8. 1
    In addition to being able to answer common interview questions, make sure you're knowledgeable about the hospital you're interviewing at (at least spend some time on their website), be able to give more than one reason why you'd like to work there, and definitely come armed with questions. Think of several before you go in, since your interviewer will probably answer some of them while explaining the position. Ask about their magnet status if they have it and when they're up for reaccreditation, ask specifics about the orientation program, and ask your interviewer to describe the qualities of a successful candidate. Do NOT ask what the position pays, or anything else about compensation or benefits in an initial interview. I just got hired at an L1TC and my interview wasn't what I expected, but all my prepping at least helped with the nerves and I was able to ask her some of the above questions and keep her talking for a few more minutes. Good luck!
    Eeyore_fan likes this.
  9. 1
    thank you for your very helpful link jessie1106.
    MsDiva812 likes this.
  10. 0
    Quote from jessi1106
    The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has an excellent interview guide.

    I have posted this link here several times.

    I found these practice questions invaluable. I was asked at least half of them.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.son.jhmi.edu/resources/ca.../services.aspx

    Scroll down and clik on interview guide.

    Best of luck to you!
    Hi - Can you please repost the link - it doesnt seem to work for me. I tried it multiple times. Thank youu.
  11. 1
    http://nursing.jhu.edu/life_at_hopki...view_guide.pdf

    here is the link for the interview guide....great information.
    mhickenbottom1 likes this.
  12. 1
    Quote from april.rn
    http://nursing.jhu.edu/life_at_hopki...view_guide.pdf

    here is the link for the interview guide....great information.
    Thank you for posting that. Great information, indeed!
    BKB4186 likes this.
  13. 0
    Does anyone have a good response on how to answer your greatest strength and weakness?


Top