New Grad - What should I ask the interviewer.

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    I know that it is always a good idea to have some questions for the interviewer, but I am not really sure what I should be asking. Does anybody have any tips on this??

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    Nurse/pt ratio

    Length of orientation

    Performance evaluations

    Committees that they offer (i.e. shared governance). This shows you are interested in exploring different aspects

    If its for a specific floor maybe ask about the policy if there is ever a conflict. Is there an open door policy?

    Opportunities for CEU credits (maybe)
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    Thank you!
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    This is a great opportunity for you to show your interest in the particular organization you're interviewing with, plus give the impression that you'll be an enthusiastic employee.

    You might ask what your 6 month and 1 year goals should be. Ask about advancement and how employees are promoted. Inquire about retirement plans. Ask is the hospital encourages further education, and how.

    Every employer wants to hire those with realistic and reasonable desires to advance, to stay long term, and to be life-long learners--and to do more than the minimum required. Your questions should reflect your interest in promotion, education, and being a long-term employee.
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    Another good question:

    Do you offer any educational reimbursement for further training like BSN or MSN?

    I always asked this question in every interview; always shows them that you are never satisfied with your current nursing knowledge etc.
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    Quote from bigtim
    Another good questiono you offer any educational reimbursement for further training like BSN or MSN? I always asked this question in every interview; always shows them that you are never satisfied with your current nursing knowledge etc.
    Be careful when asking about benefits or time-off policies. When I interview candidates who ask, "how much time off do I get each year?", or "how many times can I be late without being written up?" I wonder how reliable they'll be. We often have applicants who want tuition reimbursement and plan to leave as soon as their degree is paid for; for this reason it's better to ask how the organization encourages further education. It also allows the interviewer to mention other policies, like flexible scheduling to accommodate classes or hospital/ university partnerships. You want to appear to be motivated--not greedy.
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    Quote from Patti_RN
    Be careful when asking about benefits or time-off policies. When I interview candidates who ask, "how much time off do I get each year?", or "how many times can I be late without being written up?" I wonder how reliable they'll be. We often have applicants who want tuition reimbursement and plan to leave as soon as their degree is paid for; for this reason it's better to ask how the organization encourages further education. It also allows the interviewer to mention other policies, like flexible scheduling to accommodate classes or hospital/ university partnerships. You want to appear to be motivated--not greedy.

    Yes I forget that it shows your loyalty in question. I remember my last interview where I got my job I asked the manager why he hired me. His response:

    1. Flexibility (work any shift any time any day )
    2. Loyalty (wont jump ship after a year)


    I agree. The way I directed my question to the manager was in a way that showed that I was never fully satisfied with my current nursing knowledge. I reiterated that many times over. Of course I asked the question since they had a bachelor degree program offered in the hospital, so that was fair game to further investigate.
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    These are very good tips. I just had an interview with SHC and blew it because I forgot what shared governance meant. Mash Mash would be so mad at me


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