I went in yesterday for an interview for the forensics psychiatric position. According to the email I received it stated that there would be an exam, followed by an interview. Heads up, the exam is the interview. A set of questions regarding your management of staff, understanding of psychiatric nursing, understanding of pharmaceuticals pertaining to psychiatric nursing and the common adverse reactions to those meds, what in your background would make you sure fit for a mental health nurse position?
They give you 10 minutes to look over the questions prior to the interview. Scribble some notes down as quickly as you can! At the finish of the interview process, I was tempted to ask, so... am I taking the exam now?!
Prior to going in, I looked over NCLEX questions, reviewed med calculations...etc, all for nill. I wish they could just plainly state what the exam is about in plain English and save us from guessing!