PICU Interview - Panicking

  1. So, I recently scheduled a job interview for the PICU of the #1 hospital I wish to work at. I will say right now, I have not graduated yet, and wont until May

    Regardless, I am on the job hunt. I will say I have ZERO PICU experience. I have awesome pediatric experience (from home life, previous daycare job, clinicals at school, etc). My biggest concern about my interview is that they will ask in depth PICU questions that I will know nothing about, and then I'll end up looking like an idiot.

    Im incredibly nervous due to this. Ive been told that since im just a graduate nurse, that employers understand I still need experience and thus wont go into such incredible details with their question. But I dont know. Advice?
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  3. by   poppycat
    Honestly, I wouldn't worry about them asking in depth clinical questions. They will know you're a new grad & have no experience.

    It's great that you're starting your job hunt early.
  4. by   tinybbynurse
    I really don't think any interview actually consists of in depth clinical questions ...they usually just ask situational / personality questions that gage if you're a good fit for the unit in terms of how you handle conflict, get along with others, etc. Don't worry too much!
  5. by   Spoiler
    Thanks folks. Had the interview today and no clinical questions. Not sure how well I did, but they invited me to shadow the unit
  6. by   poppycat
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    Thanks folks. Had the interview today and no clinical questions. Not sure how well I did, but they invited me to shadow the unit
    That's great! Shadowing is your opportunity to check them out & ask lots of questions. Good luck!
  7. by   amb218
    Wow, it's awesome you have an interview so early in the job search process for May grads! Congrats! May I ask what kind of hospital you interviewed at?
  8. by   Spoiler
    I thought you were supposed to start this early ha ha.

    By kind of hospital, what exactly do you mean? I know its a pretty big rural hospital. Its Geisinger
  9. by   amb218
    Ohh nice!! Yeah I was just wondering if it was magnet or like a smaller hospital but that answered my question! I'm actually from the Philadelphia area. Do you go to school around here?
  10. by   Spoiler
    No, I go to PSU. So a bit of distance between us haha
  11. by   amb218
    Ohh I see, well congrats on the interview and good luck!!
  12. by   kmend11
    hey, how are you? I'll be interviewing for the peds dept, i am a bit nervous for my interview. I'm traveling by plane for this interview, can u tell me what questions they asked you? also can u shadow the same day? B/c I can't make a second trip there.

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