A little background first.
So after I finished my LPN program 2 1/2 years ago with the army I started working in an office position in home care. I kinda fell into the position because a week after I graduated and I had my son and I figured it would be a nice way to ease into things since I hated the thought of working and leaving my son home. Well I had a few patients and then I started working full time in the office. I must admit I was also a little nervous about some other positions too because the majority of jobs in Michigan are at SNFs and I had no experience in that and I was hesitant of becomeing burnt out from a poor patient to nurse ratio.
I have finally realized that if I am going to ever progress anywhere in my career I have to get my butt out of an office to maintin my skills and get real nursing experience. So I figured I need to pull up my big girl britches and get out there before I forget everything. Last week I applied for a job at the Detroit VA and they called me in for an interview. She said that it would most likely be a panel interview. What kinda of questions would they be asking? I figured they would ask basic interview questions
and I am prepared to discuss my lack of clinical experience (I discussed it in my cover letter so they are aware). Do they ask nursing/clinical question for positions like this? I am rusty and have been going through my pharmacology book. I feel that with a good orientation I would do okay but I really don't want to mess up the interview. Any thought or advice?
Also, the job is a midnight shift 12-8am. I figure I would do morning meds but any one have any tid-bits on how nights differ from a day shift? I've never done nights.