New Grad 1st Interview as a Psych Nurse!

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    I am a new grad going on my first interview next week. It is at a psych hospital, which is just what I've been looking for! Since I am new to this I would really appreciate any advice that current psych nurses have about interviewing for a psych nurse position! Thank you all so much!
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    Let the interviewer know that you are caring and will provide excellent customer service.
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    Let them know that you are a team player, and as flexible as you can be about scheduling and assignments to different units, if that pertains to your facility. Good luck, and let us know how it works out. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me as I have 25 years psych experience, in a variety of settings in a large metro area.
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    When I interviewed for my position they sprung a psychiatric medication test on me during the interview. It may be beneficial to review some of the most common psychiatric medications and their side effects just in case they ambush you too. Good luck...

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    I am a new grad going on my first interview next week. It is at a psych hospital, which is just what I've been looking for! Since I am new to this I would really appreciate any advice that current psych nurses have about interviewing for a psych nurse position! Thank you all so much!
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    they might ask you some questions about medications.. in our hops, common meds that we use are seroquel, risperdal, lithium, temazepam, haldol, and abilify.. there's more but i don't want to overload you..

    also they might ask you like what you would you do if you encountered a violent patient or a patient who's been threatening to harm him or herself before he or she leaves the hospital.. or how would you handle yourself in an environment that is not only physically but also emotionally draining.. (psych patients can get to you at times, but don't ever forget that they are there for a reason..) good luck! i hope you get it..
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    Got the job! So I imagine I'm going to be asking you all for a lot of advice in the near future! Thanks for your support!
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    Congratulations and keep us posted!


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