New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

  1. Hi I just applied for an interview at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. I was just wondering if you take a pharm test at the moment of the interview? I really want to work here. What types of questions do they ask when interviewed? Has anyone been hired on the spot? Please let me know what happened to you? Do you like working there? How is the staff?

    Thanks for all reply's!
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  3. by   SpecFuz
    Quote from Ari RN
    Hi I just applied for an interview at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. I was just wondering if you take a pharm test at the moment of the interview? I really want to work here. What types of questions do they ask when interviewed? Has anyone been hired on the spot? Please let me know what happened to you? Do you like working there? How is the staff?

    Thanks for all reply's!
    Just curious if you are working at NYP and if so, how do u like it???
  4. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from Ari RN
    Hi I just applied for an interview at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. I was just wondering if you take a pharm test at the moment of the interview? I really want to work here. What types of questions do they ask when interviewed? Has anyone been hired on the spot? Please let me know what happened to you? Do you like working there? How is the staff?

    Thanks for all reply's!
    I work at Columbia. There, you take the test after the interview, then you interview with the Nurse Manager of the unit, then you need to be medically cleared, and don't forget your references. The interview questions are typical situational questions (what would you do, where do you see yourself in xx yrs, describe a difficult situation you had to overcome).

    I mean this in the nicest way possible...calm down. I know someone who went in there with a very 'confident' attitude, and was very excited about working there, and got shot down. Remember you only 'aced' your NCLEX last month.
  5. by   Ari RN
    Thank You for your reply bonemarrowrn! Actually I got called a week ago from NYP telling me to send in my references and transcript. I should receive a call from them any day now!

    I'm a bit nervous. I just want to get things running.................. I need a Job/Money. I'm Broke!
  6. by   Ari RN
    Bonemarrowrn: You got me thinking on what you said................ What went wrong for your friend? Didn't you say that he/she was confident going into the interview?
    [Que Pas? What happened?]
  7. by   suzanne4
    Very easy, what happens many times. The nurse goes in quite sure of themselves, or shouldI say too much so. You have just completed nursing school, and I don't care hwere the school is located, or how high that their standards are, your learning curve is just beginning.

    You need to go in and be yourself, and a little nervous..........This is now the real world, and unfortunately when you are starting, you become the student again, not the RN with a license. There is so much to see and learn, more than you ever expected.

    Good luck with your interview................
  8. by   Ari RN
    Thank-You Suzanne. I almost lost it. My confidence is back. Trust me..... I am not going into any interview being a macho man, thinking that I know everything. Thanks again!

  9. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from Ari RN
    Thank-You Suzanne. I almost lost it. My confidence is back. Trust me..... I am not going into any interview being a macho man, thinking that I know everything. Thanks again!
    Good advice, Suzanne. I think they expect you to be somewhat nervous (especially as a new grad). My friend (just) had a year of experience, but had been in healthcare in another capacity for 5 yrs (resp. therapy). It was the NM, not the recrtuiter, that the conflict was with. The NM was not at all impressed with her experience. Apparently the unit she was looking for is loaded with nurses with many years of experience. She also questioned her ablility to commute (she lives quite a distance, as do many people who work there). While this is a valid concern, I believe this question borderlines being illegal.

    She went in knowing exactly what she wanted, which might turn some off. I was once asked the 'where do you see yourself...' question, and I said "I don't know". The NM (male, by the way), appreciated my honesty, so I'm not afraid to be honest.

    This is not the unit I work on, so I don't know the NM. But I've heard people say that they're not surprised that this happened. My interview, on the other hand, went much smoother. I am also on a unit that is less popular, and in less demand. I was also interviewing for per-diem, and I have more experience in m specialty than she did.

    The hospital has an excellent reputation (as you know), so I guess they can be a little more choosy. Are you considering the one year internship?

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