New grad Interview
- 0Nov 1, '11 by kaymmdeeI graduate nursing school in december and I already got a job interview for a pulmonary medicine/ oncology unit. I'm really nervous and not sure what to except. My teachers gave us a list of common questions, but I'm more nervous about senario questions. Any advice or questions you may have had or asked yourself would be greatly appreciated!!
- 0Nov 2, '11 by CuddleswithpuddlesHi kaymmdee,
I am a new grad RN and I have not had interviews yet. I have had interviews as a LVN so I will give you some insights based on that.
If you are asked scenario questions, remember your primary survey, ABCs and other emergency mnemonics like MONA for chest pain. They will help you focus and prioritize your interventions mentally and verbally.
You may also want to prepare questions for the interviewer. My favorite question is "What is the number one thing you want new grad nurses to know before they come to the floor?" It shows that 1. you respect their insight and 2. you are serious about doing well as a nurse. If they suggest getting XYZ certification or learning XYZ skill, trust that these are not really suggestions! Hehe.
Good luck and congratulations on the interview!
- 0Nov 2, '11 by Rags2Riches RN, BSNCongrats on your interview. As far as scenario questions each facility may be different-- I had an interview for an ICU position and the director did not ask scenario based questions instead it was the usual run of the mill type questions like where do you see yourself in 5 years, describe a challenging time and how did you handle it, etc.