Well, I would say to try to just be yourself- but....
I think you are asking for some different advices.
First thing to remember is that ALL the patients in the ED are not big gigantic traumas and MI's. Many many get admitted to M/S floors- or even just get discharged home. You have a lot of experience that can help you- prioritizing, knowledge of procedure preparation, etc. There are big gigantic emergencies- but in general, everywhere I've worked you learn to care for them and do it as a team.
There is nothing too special to say at an interview- emphasize your interest in working in the department, your interest in learning Emergency skills, and your flexibility.
It might help if you look up and find out when the classes for ACLS/PALS/TNCC are going to be in your area. That way if asked about those certifications- you can honestly say- I don't have them, but I know that there is a class in November for "TNCC" which I plan on taking.
Remember the while the NM might be excited to have a Trauma Diva, he/she is firstly looking for a nurse who can:
1. practice under stress
3.provide safe care
4. be flexible in schedule (aren't they all?)
5. get along with the existing staff.
6. Eager to learn, and expand knowledge.
You can do all that right?? So, just put your best foot forward. Avoid mentioning being inspried by any "emergency TV shows"... and remember you are also interviewing the manager:
Is it a place youwant to spend 12 hrs in a row?
Do the nurses work a team?
Is there floating out of the ED??
How will you be oriented? How long? Can you extend by a week if you need it?
Average staffing ratios.
Good Luck and welcome to the waky world of Emergency Nursing.