interview question help

  1. Hi, I am a newly licensed RN and I have an interview scheduled for next week. I was wondering if someone could share some good interview questions to help me get prepared for my interview and maybe some guidelines about answering questions as a newly licensed RN. I've applied to an ICU floor. Any questions typically asked on an ICU floor would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   NewGoalRN
    Google is your best friend. Try youtubing interview questions or 'why should we hire you?' etc and you will get lots of clips for various interview questions. Also, google 'new nurse grad interview questions' and u will get loads also.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Pat2012
    Well, this wasn't specifically for an ICU position, but for nursing positions at a hospital anyways, and they had like a 6 page back and front behavior questions they read off. Here are some of the ones I remember: 1. It's the end of your shift. You have 6 patients, and you are behind on your work. A patient who has problems expressing himself is crying. What will you do?
    2. What are the steps for wound documentation? 3. What would you do if the husband of the pt normally makes all the care decisions, and the wife privately tells you she doesn't want some of those choices? 4. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a patient? 5. Tell me about a time you had conflict with an employee and how did you resolve it? 6. Why do you want to work here? 7. If you see a co-worker who is not following a policy that wouldn't put the patient in harms way, what would you do about it? 8. Do you ever think it is appropriate to call into work to not come in? 9. How would you handle a patient who was mad, combative, and irritated? What if they had dementia?

    I wish I could remember more but I'm having a brain fart....
  5. by   NewGoalRN
    Those are good ones. These interviews seem to be based alot on behavioral type questions so be preapared to come up with examples.
  6. by   Pat2012
    I also try to find their mission statement or goals, so that I can mix it in with the interview somehow.