I am a med/surg nurse with an inpatient psych interview. Can anyone tell me what sort of interview questions I might be asked....
Jul 6, '11
lots of situational questions: What might you do, if...? tell about a difficult experience you had at work and what you did/what would you do differently now? what interests you about psych nursing? what do you do to stay emotionally healthy?
Jul 7, '11
Whispera has given a pretty good overview of questions that could be asked during an interview for a Psychiatric Nursing position. Some Interviewers can get very specific. For example, I had an interview where I was grilled on the specifics of the drug Lithium.
In addition to Whispera's, here are some questions that I came up with, off the top of my head:
What kind of experience have you had dealing with psychiatric Patients?
What are your feelings toward this population?
What is your knowledge regarding psychotopics?
What are some typical side effects of antipsychotics?
What would you do if a Patient suddenly manifested overt symptoms of EPS?
How would you deal with an unruly Patient in group situation?
What could you do or say to prevent a irate Patient from esculating?
How would you react in a given crisis situation?
Under what conditions would you physically restrain a Patient?
What do you know about reality orientation?
Can you talk a Patient out of a delusion? Why?
What are the typical symptoms of psychosis? Schizophrenia? Bipolar D/O? Major Depressive D/O?
Good luck in your interview, SoxFan80.