I have an interview, and need some advise

  1. I just graduated nursing school on May 12, hope to take and pass my boards in July and become an RN. I have been working in an ER as a tech for the past 3 years, so I am kind of new at this interviewing thing. I had an interview with a lady from HR and now I am going to have my FORMAL interview w/ the nurse manager of the Step Down ICU where I plan to work. I was just curious if anyone had any tips for me about this interview tomorrow. I did my homework and read up on the hospital, and I even have my suite jacket and pants already. I need to know what types of questions they may ask, and some good answers. THANKS, P.S. I am new to this posting site too. KIM
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  3. by   Dixiecup
    Quote from niksemtmom
    I just graduated nursing school on May 12, hope to take and pass my boards in July and become an RN. I have been working in an ER as a tech for the past 3 years, so I am kind of new at this interviewing thing. I had an interview with a lady from HR and now I am going to have my FORMAL interview w/ the nurse manager of the Step Down ICU where I plan to work. I was just curious if anyone had any tips for me about this interview tomorrow. I did my homework and read up on the hospital, and I even have my suite jacket and pants already. I need to know what types of questions they may ask, and some good answers. THANKS, P.S. I am new to this posting site too. KIM
    There should be a point in the interview where the interviewer asks something like. "Do you have any questions for me?" Think it through and have some good ones. Don't just say, "no, not really"
  4. by   KMSRN
    "I have an interview, and need some advise" - the word is advice.
    "I even have my suite jacket and pants already" - the word is suit.

    Make sure you carefully check grammar and spelling on any resume, letter, or documents. Typos make a bad impression. Otherwise you sound enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Relax and I'm sure you will do well.
  5. by   MelissaRN
    I hate the questions they ask though like "where do you see yourself in five years"? Well I don't really know, I hope I'll be at a job I love!! Or "how do you handle conflict".
  6. by   June RN
    Quote from Dixiecup
    There should be a point in the interview where the interviewer asks something like. "Do you have any questions for me?" Think it through and have some good ones. Don't just say, "no, not really"
    Ask an intelligent question or 2 - when is your next JCAHO survey? What is the staff pt ratio? Any special commitees that I could get involved with? Try to be relaxed and be yourself - if they dont like you for who you are, it will never work. Personality is important - show yours so the interviewer can assess whether its a good match for the place you want to work. good Luck!
  7. by   niksemtmom
    Quote from KMSRN
    "I have an interview, and need some advise" - the word is advice.
    "I even have my suite jacket and pants already" - the word is suit.

    Make sure you carefully check grammar and spelling on any resume, letter, or documents. Typos make a bad impression. Otherwise you sound enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Relax and I'm sure you will do well.
    We had to have a resume and cover letter done for nursing school, and our teacher read them over and gave us hints and stuff. SO I know that my resume is great, plus this is a 2nd interview and the first interview I gave them my resume, this is the one where I meet the manager of the floor. I do spell bad when I am typing in forums like this, but I am usually very anal about my spelling and grammer, but thanks for pointing it out, and being polite about it . THANKS, KIM :imbar

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