Correction nurse wanting to into OR residency...Need advice!!!!

  1. Hello everyone,

    I am applying for nurse residency program to become an OR nurse. I would love advice from my peers about OR nursing. One of the requirements is to write a Letter of Intent - Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for the OR Residency Program with MD Anderson? I want to become an OR nurse, however,all i can think about right now is that I like a change. I remember doing my OR clinics while i was in school and I know i can endure the procedures and standing for a long time. I know by becoming an OR nurse I will be aiding in saving people lives from acute problems to chronic disease. I know i need more to draw the interviewer in.

    Please if you have any advice please do share.

    Thank you so much and God bless you

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  3. by   Lorodz
    Hi there! I just had my OR interview with the Nurse Unit Manager. I also had heaps of interviews with other hospitals. They have different types of questions but it all boils down to certain topics such as:

    1. Teamwork
    - what are the characteristics of a good team member?
    - discuss a situation in your previous job where you showed these qualifications

    2. Stress
    - How do you deal it with?
    - if you are working with a person who is giving you all the stress, what would you do?

    3. Occupational Health and Safety
    -what is your idea about the said topic

    technical questions are rare (such as what suture is used in tying a fascia, what do you mean by Bilateral antrostomies, sinus toilette and left aural toilette etc.)

    Most questions are situational
    I was asked, during a surgical procedure while the surgeon is closing a body cavity. You have done your count and realized that there is a missing item. You and your scout has thoroughly searched for this item, but you were unable to locate it. What would you do?

    well thats it. I wish you all the best! good luck and let us know!
  4. by   qxvu85
    Have you heard back from MD Anderson? I applied for the same position.