My 1st NICU interview!!!! - page 3

Hi! I will be graduating in August (accelerated BSN program). I have just scheduled an interview for an RN position in the NICU in an awesome hospital. It's in 2 weeks and it will be my first... Read More

  1. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from walkingrock
    is this the 1st hospital that you interviewed at, that you wanted to work at???:spin:
    i'm curious to know as well! hope all is going very well for you!!
  2. by   babyNP.
    Um...the OP hasn't posted in over a year on allnurses.
  3. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from babyRN.
    Um...the OP hasn't posted in over a year on allnurses.
    Um ... so what? People can always come back.
  4. by   babyNP.
    ...because it's annoying for people to dig up 2 year old threads to wish somebody well who probably won't see it
  5. by   SteveNNP
    Ok, now. Play nice.
  6. by   ShelbyMaser
    I know this thread is a good 2 years old, but I just hope the job market has not been hit too harshly as I am also a second degree student wanting to work in the nicu, and the nicu alone!!! I hope the nurse managers will be as open of new nurse graduates when i start looking for jobs in a year (yikes!) and that i get as much luck as the OP did :-D
  7. by   lilbug
    Hi guys! I am responding!!
    Sorry I never updated. I took the 2nd job in Cincinnati at a big NICU and it was the BEST decision i have ever made! It will be 2 years this fall and i learn more and more each day. I am so glad I chose this hospital...I dont think i would be where i am today if i chose a different job.

    Good luck to all you future NICU nurses!!
  8. by   ShelbyMaser
    Being relatively close to Cincinatti, Im wondering if you're hospital's NICU will hire new GNs in terms of the downfall economy?
  9. by   lilbug
    I work at Good Samaritan Hospital. When I was hired, they were hiring new grads but that was with the old manager. Now we have a new manager and I have heard rumors that they aren't hiring new grads, but I am not sure if that's the case. I know we are hiring now. I would just look online to see what the job description says. I think the website is trihealth.com.
  10. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from lilbug
    Hi guys! I am responding!!
    Sorry I never updated. I took the 2nd job in Cincinnati at a big NICU and it was the BEST decision i have ever made! It will be 2 years this fall and i learn more and more each day. I am so glad I chose this hospital...I dont think i would be where i am today if i chose a different job.

    Good luck to all you future NICU nurses!!
    THANKS for responding! So happy to hear that everything worked out nicely for you. I had faith you'd respond sometime !!
  11. by   cooktm2
    Glad to hear that you came to Cincinnati. I am a nursing student who just finished my sophomore year in a BSN program. My goal is to become a NICU nurse. Just wanted to say congrats on the position at Good Sam, and thank you for starting this thread. There were a few really good responses that I think will be helpful for new grads!
  12. by   jawh7b
    do you have any suggestions? I have a NICU interview next thursday! I am totally excited about it! :-)
  13. by   judyblack
    Quote from lilbug
    Hi! I will be graduating in August (accelerated BSN program). I have just scheduled an interview for an RN position in the NICU in an awesome hospital. It's in 2 weeks and it will be my first interview for an RN position. What terrifies me is that this is the unit and hospital I want to work at and with it being my first interview, I'm afraid I'm going to mess something up.

    I've looked through the forums and know that there have been some questions answered about interviews, but I'm looking for some advice on what to expect. What kinds of questions might I be asked?

    NICU is where I want to be....this is why I went back to school to be a nurse. I have a bachelors already in another field - but couldn't find a job in that field. I refuse to work in another unit besides NICU! I want to show the Nurse Manager that although I don't have any experience in the NICU that I am determined, hard-working, love to learn and will make a good addition to their team (without looking too desperate!!!!). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Congratulations on almost being finished with school! I have recently interviewed for a NICU position and I was lucky because I was working in a NICU unit as a clinical aide prior to getting my NICU RN position. The key to getting the position is to take your time when answering the questions. Look at each interviewer so that they are not left out in the interview. Smile, but also be serious about the interview. If you are feeling nervous that can also be a strength because you can focus in on the question and think before you answer any questions. If you cant hear what your saying thats a bad sign. Here are some questions I came across during my interview. Why did you choose nursing? Why do you want to be a NICU nurse. What are you strengths and weaknesses? What did you like least about your past job? What would your prior employers say about you? What is critical thinking to you? How did you use critical thinking in your clinical experience? How have you dealed with conflict? Just remember to practice before you go in the interview, think about scenarios you have had in your past clinical experience. you dont want to say anthing negative when it comes to your weaknesses. Just say something like a weakness would be that you dont have any experience in NICU, because you are a new grad. All in all good luck to you and I hope these questions will help better prepare you for this interview.

    best of luck

    judyblack.

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