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- Nov 27, '12 by BluegrassRNQuote from TheCommuterSee, now, I think there are more of us women who appreciate this sort of personality than you realize.However, you're a man. Most interviewers in the nursing profession are middle-aged women with conservative viewpoints and idealistic (but unrealistic) standards regarding nurses. On a mental and socioemotional level, men and women operate very differently. You know the saying: "Men are from Mars; women are from Venus."
I'm blunt, I'm low drama, and I don't particularly care what people think about me. I mean, I'd prefer that patients like me, but mainly because that means they are more likely to do what I ask them to do and not be difficult. I am definitely a Ron Swanson type of gal.
So if someone came into an interview and said something like; "A weakness I can self identify is that I have a blunt, up front, low drama personality. I know this can come across to some patients and coworkers as uncaring, and I know most people expect their nurses to be touchy-feely types of people. I am not that person, but that doesn't mean I'm uncaring. I know, though, what my patients are expecting, and I have been working on my communication skills. I do care, and I have been working on showing it when I communicate with my coworkers and patients." I'd hire that person over the one who says her greatest weakness is that she cares too much. Barf.
Nursing units have too many martyrs and too much estrogen as it is.
- Dec 3, '12 by jinnyaThanks a lot for this article. I'm been a nurse for 10 years and 5 years ago I started working in USA. Now I'm in Germany and my only chance to get a job is in the military facilities. I did my first interview but I think I scared them with my English. English is my second language and some time when I am under stress it is very difficult for me to speak clearly. I am doing my homework and your article it is helping me a lot. I am working to do a better interview next time.
- Jan 25 by Sunglitz56OMG this is tooooo funny! I have actually contemplated this exact scenario! I've even looked into "remodeled" vans and whatnot. And I totally planned on showering at the gym! Hmmmm now what to do about cable 3 nights a week? Satellite dish mounted to the roof of the van? hahaha... you do what you need to do when you're a new grad in this economy.
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- Apr 10 by Stacey30Quote from dsb_famI just interviewed for an OR nurse fellowship on Monday and I was asked the critical thinking question. I'm so glad I saw this thread last week because I was prepared with a good answer. I was also asked many of the interview questions from the "commonly asked questions" threads and felt like I did very well. Thanks for posting these!I was told by a hospital administrator that they had two make or break questions.
1. What is critical thinking and give an example of a time you used critical thinking in relation to patient care.
2. What is the vision for this hospital? (Obviously, one would have had to take the time to research this specific hospital and know what their vision statement is)