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Hi NurseKitty, sorry to butt in on this thread but are those interview questions pretty similar to the questions and process at lee memorial? And do you have any other tips? I'll be applying in July and would greatly appreciate it!
Some of the questions were like the one about tell me a time: dealth with a difficult physician and what did you do, witnessed unethical behavior, went above and beyond, and your experiences in the OR...etc. Some of the basic interview questions were: why nursing, what is your 5 year plan, tell us about yourself, will you be relocating to the area....etc. They also asked me some OR specific questions like: what is a circulator, are you prepared to handle the challenges of this specialty, and can you handle the limited patient interaction.
The interview at Lee was a panel interview. Each of systems 4 locations had one or two representatives, either a educator or nurse manager. It was not as bad as I expected it to be. The best tip I can give anyone is to make sure they find someone in that room and make a connection with them; either through consistent eye contact or just a smile here or there. But don't forget to also make eye contact with the rest of the panel.
The process at Lee Memorial was different than any of the other interview I attented mainly because this was a specialty and the others were not. Lee Memorial has two internship programs: the OR internship and the Main or MedSurge internship. The OR is only for the OR while the Main internship have other units. I dont know too much about the Main one cuz I was never called back for it. Good luck!