Interviews at Stony Brook & North Shore

  1. I have an interview for a position as a new graduate RN at Stony Brook Hospital on Monday and another interview at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Tuesday. I am trying to get into the ICU or the ED. Has anyone interviewed at these hospitals recently? What kind of questions do they ask? What kind of orientations do they offer? Would you recommend these hospitals? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    I would recommend Stony Brook in a heartbeat.
    Sorry, I don't know anything abotu the other..............
  4. by   LadyT618
    I would recommend North Shore, since it is a Magnet Hospital, and I currently work as a nurse tech at a magnet in NYC. It is truly different from a non-magnet hospital. I don't know too much about Stony Brook. I guess it all comes down to what you are looking for in an institution.

    Good Luck.
  5. by   nursern724
    I work with the North Shore system, and it isn't what one might think it is!! On the Med/Surg unit we work short MOST of the time. You NEVER get your one hour lunch break! And you are expected to help the CNA whenever he/she request your assistance..... bed baths, tioleting and answering lights!!! Management are a bunch of bullies and I am currently moving on!! One good thing..... the union will fight for you!!!
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from nursern724
    One good thing..... the union will fight for you!!!
    Which union is that?!?!?

    Biggest misconception I've ever heard- a union hospital will figh for you. I currently work per-diem at a union hospital. Almost every day the charge nurse fills out a 'protest of assignment' and emphasizes the dangerously low staffing ratios. I haven't seen squat done about it.

    On the flip side, I've also worked at MS Manhasset, med/surg too (pre-magnet). I doubt that it's changed much (there was no shortage when I was there). I do agree with your above comments, but one thing I've learned- the grass is hardly ever greener on the other side. You just have to find your niche, and then the rest becomes tolerable.

    What floor do you work on
  7. by   nurseygrrl
    I would recommend North Shore going only on thier reputation. I cannot stand Stonybrook Hospital as a patient. I hate their ED...too many students.
  8. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from HerEyes73
    I would recommend North Shore going only on thier reputation. I cannot stand Stonybrook Hospital as a patient. I hate their ED...too many students.
    Love your photo. BTW I just heard he's having a concert in NYC...used to be a HUGE fan!!!
  9. by   DC2RN
    Quote from HerEyes73
    I would recommend North Shore going only on thier reputation. I cannot stand Stonybrook Hospital as a patient. I hate their ED...too many students.
    Next Monday, I am starting an orientation in the North Shore Open Heart ICU. I was so impressed by North Shore Hospital. What a beautiful facility?

    Stony Brook makes you work a year in cardiology before you can work in the ICU. Plus the starting salary at Stony Brook is significantly lower than other local hospitals. The benefits are tremendous at Stony Brook.
  10. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from DC2RN
    Next Monday, I am starting an orientation in the North Shore Open Heart ICU. I was so impressed by North Shore Hospital. What a beautiful facility?

    Stony Brook makes you work a year in cardiology before you can work in the ICU. Plus the starting salary at Stony Brook is significantly lower than other local hospitals. The benefits are tremendous at Stony Brook.
    Take note of where most of long island's nurses work- they travel many miles to get to north shore, LIJ and the like.
  11. by   nurseygrrl
    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    Love your photo. BTW I just heard he's having a concert in NYC...used to be a HUGE fan!!!
    Thanks!

    Yes, he's playing Radio City October 9th and 10th and I'll be there! I saw him at the Apollo in May as well.
  12. by   nynurse2b
    I have a interview @ North Shore on Monday...can you tell me some info about the hospital..and how you are doing so far



    Quote from DC2RN
    Next Monday, I am starting an orientation in the North Shore Open Heart ICU. I was so impressed by North Shore Hospital. What a beautiful facility?

    Stony Brook makes you work a year in cardiology before you can work in the ICU. Plus the starting salary at Stony Brook is significantly lower than other local hospitals. The benefits are tremendous at Stony Brook.
  13. by   DC2RN
    Quote from nynurse2b
    I have a interview @ North Shore on Monday...can you tell me some info about the hospital..and how you are doing so far
    The hospital is impressive. Manhassett is a Level I Trauma Center and a teaching hospital affiliated with several local colleges. They are very committed to education and orientation. They are continuously recruiting, so do not be surprised if you get an offer on the spot.

    I think everybody has adjusting to the pace of their first real nursing job. Things move very fast, but I am learning more every day.

    Good Luck on the interview!
  14. by   nynurse2b
    DC2RN,
    Thank your for replying...I am glad that you are doing well. I know that you must really be busy so I am glad that you responded. If at all possibble do you know what the sarting salary is for a new grad? And any other info that you may be able to share as to what else they may have "package wise" . Once again thanks

    NYNURSE2b


    Quote from DC2RN
    The hospital is impressive. Manhassett is a Level I Trauma Center and a teaching hospital affiliated with several local colleges. They are very committed to education and orientation. They are continuously recruiting, so do not be surprised if you get an offer on the spot.

    I think everybody has adjusting to the pace of their first real nursing job. Things move very fast, but I am learning more every day.

    Good Luck on the interview!

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