How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - page 6

To be perfectly blunt, interviews can be rather nerve-wracking because a lot is at stake. After all, you really want to be considered for this available position, and you only have one chance to make... Read More

  1. Visit  barcode120x profile page
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    Thought I'd bump this old thread seeing as that I thought it was useful and very accurate in terms of questions of what you will be asked during an interview for a nursing position. I was totally not prepared for this interview (my first one) as I made the mistake of waiting till the last 2 hours before the interview to prep up on questions. It's a mistake that I will definitely learn from and a memory that will never pass lol. The "I have 50 something interviews to go through, why should I hire you" question was the toughest for me. I will take this first interview as a learning experience. Who knows, maybe they liked me, but I'm not expecting much haha.

    I think some great questions to ask at the end of the interview after the "do you have any questions for us" are asking about new grad program. Ask about how long orientation is, preceptors, are you evaluated, will you be with a group of other new grads. I couldn't think of any other questions so I kept asking about info on that.
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  2. Visit  nurglie profile page
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    This article helped me score my dream job today. THANK YOU!
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  3. Visit  usnretired1997 profile page
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    I am so frustrated with the whole process. You go forward, hat in hand and say "I want to work here!" It seems as if we are doing them a favor by showing up. I am older and it has been more than a few years since I did an interview.

    I got started right after my did passed and did the LVN year great and moved into the RN and passed. Now I am waiting to take the boards. I had two interviews with this hospital and had no clue as to what they were going to ask or expect. I tried to be gentlemanly and respectful. They asked some vague questions and I told them what a patient had said before I took the shift as a student. It was threatening and I just dealt with it and had a good relationship by the end of shift. My tip is don't actually say what people say, just rephrase it as "It was threatening. or "It was not nice."

    I have no idea what young nurses, with little or no experience are supposed to answer with. I may be older, but naive in that I am here to serve the patients I care for in the best way I can. I don't bend over backwards for political gain. Perhaps I should.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from usnretired1997
    I may be older, but naive in that I am here to serve the patients I care for in the best way I can. I don't bend over backwards for political gain. Perhaps I should.
    There's a difference between being a good nurse and being a good employee. Here's a clue: most managers will choose the good employee over the good nurse.


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