North Shore LIJ ED/NICU/PICU Fellowship 2013

  1. Hello Everyone!

    I have recently interviewed for the ED/NICU/PICU Fellowship at NSLIJ and I wanted to get some feedback about the program from past or recent nurses in the same program. Also, it would be nice to connect to other applicants out there who are going through the process!

    How did your interview go? They told me they only pick 10 candidates so let's keep our fingers crossed!! Sounds like an amazing experience and I'm so grateful to had the chance to interview.

    Good luck and keep me posted!
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  3. by   sophhusk
    hey! i have an interview coming up for that fellowship! any information you have about the interview process, types of questions, etc. would be amazing. and good luck to you!
  4. by   nursese
    Good luck to both of you! Fellowships at NSLIJ are amazing!
  5. by   rnmj
    Hi sophhusk!

    Congratulations on landing an interview!! Ok, first I met with the lady in HR for about 30-40 mins and she just asked very general questions about your previous work experience by looking at your resume, why you choose nursing etc. Then she moved onto some very general behavioral questions that you can related to your past experiences, either nursing, other jobs you have held in the past or just life in general. And then she explained a little bit about the fellowship. She was very easy going and at the end of it she makes you fill in an application. Then you move on to the panel interview, where you will meet with the nurse educator, PICU, ED and NICU representatives. All of them were super nice and not intimidating at all! I really enjoyed talking to them and they also ask very general questions about your previous work experiences and how you incorporate them with nursing. Then they took me on a tour of the ER, PICU, and NICU.
    Overall it was great and now just have to keep my fingers crossed!! So just look at your resume and think about clinical nursing experiences that really stood out and you will be fine!!

    Good luck!!
  6. by   sophhusk
    Thank you so much! I am really excited about it. Did they let you know when they will be making decisions? It sounds like you did well, so you should feel positive!
  7. by   rnmj
    I feel good about it, but you never know!! They will make a decision by June 7 and fellowship starts July 8.
  8. by   teddygraham
    I interview on Tuesday for it!
  9. by   Nurse_sian
    Just did the interview today! Process was exactly the same. Had a meeting with the nurse recruiter and then the panel interview following the tour right after. I honestly don't think you can prepare yourself for the questions. I basically just answered honestly and by experience but definitely look over your resume cause they mainly look at that. HR told me about 350 applied and they cut it down to the top 30-25 and then they will narrow it to just 10 people. Good luck everyone! We're all in this together whether we make it or not .
  10. by   teddygraham
    Awesome! I'm excited to interview then. For those of you who have, are you new grads or experienced nurses?
  11. by   kemifair
    Quote from rnmj
    I feel good about it, but you never know!! They will make a decision by June 7 and fellowship starts July 8.
    Hi what is the fellowship all about. Do u need experience because I am a new nurse and I would like to know.
  12. by   nightingal82
    Congrats guys, you are soo lucky to have been interviewed! I applied to all the fellowship positions as soon as they became available but all I got was the generic email confirming my application. I am at my wits end! I don't know what I am doing wrong . I haven't interviewed anywhere since I passed my Boards in March. Well, I will definitely not give up or be discouraged because after moving heaven and earth to obtain my degree and pass my boards, I better get a job somewhere and some day
  13. by   rnmj
    Hi Kemifair!

    The fellowship consists of basically 6-12 months training in pediatric ED/NICU/PICU all combined together to prepare you as a float RN in all these departments. If you are chosen, and they only pick 10 candidates, you basically need to be committed to them for about 3 years (6-12 training plus 2 years work commitment). Sounds like an amazing experience so I am glad I had a chance to interview. I am a new graduate with a BSN.
  14. by   sophhusk
    That sounds great! Thank you guys. Was there a head-to-toe assessment as part of the interview? I read that in some other threads.

    And don't lose hope guys, they seem to have a few different fellowships on the horizon at North Shore, so you never know!