How long is the orientation with a preceptor?
What will the nurse to patient ratio be?
What traits do you look for in an oncology nurse?
Is there a nurse educator for the unit?
What do you feel the greatest challenge will be for me on this unit?
How is the nurse-doctor rapport?
Do you have a 24 hour pharmacy?
How many average admit/discharges are there during a shift?
Now that we have had time to talk a bit, do you think I would be an asset to the unit?
When can I start?
And some 'stuff' to help you research for the interview (get to know the terminilogy and issues & work them into your interview)
Oh, and get a little familiar with the different type of ports (eg: powerport, mediport...) and look up some of the issues that occur from chemo and radiation (eg, neutropenic precautions, dietary, n/v, skin and mucous membranes, etc
Good Luck to you Sues. Will be with you Tuesday in spirit.