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26.2, BSN has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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RescueNinjaKy has 3 years experience and works as a Cardiac Cath/ EP Lab.

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Quote>. on my current Medical unit we are not allowed to do any cardiac drips or insulin drips. We are a remote telemetry unit, but if a patient goes into AFib with RVR we have to send them to another unit. I just feel limited on this unit. Report is not as detail oriented as I would like it to be. It seems as though a lot of orders are missed due to lack of time and being task oriented. .>quote

I would consider rewording this focus on what you want rather than what your unit doesnt have

Example-on my unit we fo remote tele. If any more complex issues arise like afib with RvR, we send them to a different unit. I find myself really wanting to continue with their care and work with some of drips and advanced care of these patients

Good luck

I agree, you don't want to seem like the type of person who speaks negatively of another work place.

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anh06005 has 6 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP.

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As PP's have said keep everything positive.

When I left the floor I left due to them increasing the ratios and the stress caused me to hate work. A positive spin on that is saying my time on the floor made me realize I want more time with each patient so I can truly focus on them and educate them.

STAY POSITIVE in your responses. Completely

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fsalazar1 has 4 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Hi,

Your responses seem well put, but I would rearrange the answer to question 1 in my opinion. It's good to tell them that you work well under stressful situations, but depending on the employer, they would argue that nursing altogether is stressful, so that's not the first point that you want to go in with. Place that somewhere in the middle of your response, and then work it into your other points. I would start off with the part explaining how you wanting a challenge and learning about your patient on a deeper level. That is naturally more stressful than the regular floor (which is already understood) and then I would follow with the part on how much you're up for it.

As far as question 2 goes, try to lay off the physician's view of the nurse as I don't think that has anything to do with why we do nursing. My nurse manager respects the physicians, but she didn't care that I was looking for that from them more than she cared about my work and attention to patient care speaking for itself. That's what the other posters meant by the physicians not being "gods" per say. We are all medical professionals, and a good nurse manager/director in an interview would want to hear you talk more on collaborating with the physicians and other HCP (health care professionals) on a deeper level as a critical care patient naturally requires more than a patient on a regular floor.

Your response to question 3 appears subjective as it is prompted, however, I would rethink the response. Sure, you feel limited and you can't do as much as a critical care nurse can. Once again, most NM (nurse managers/directors) would agree that's already understood. You can still post with that sentiment, but make it sound more professional. Reiterate your commitment to growing and learning and trying a new specialty. That sounds allot better and will be well received.

That's just my viewpoint and opinion. I hope it helps!

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26.2, BSN has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Thank you very much for your reply

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26.2, BSN has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Thank you

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26.2, BSN has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Thank you for your input

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26.2, BSN has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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ICURN3020,

Question #2 I thought they want to know what my challenges will be. I definitely don't want to come across negative and lack in confidence. I am not a negative person and do have a lot of confidence in myself. I will correct that on the paper and make it sound better.

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Dear cheezwizz90,

Did you think your post/response bring a merry heart to anyone or perhaps a broken spirit ?

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Good luck, hope you get the job !

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I think the challenges you chose are great, I just meant to say I would rephrase them to show that you're excited about overcoming them.

Instead of focusing on the possible negative situations (you'll be seen as useless), try to keep your responses positive and optimistic.

Best of luck to you!

(I also want to apologize if my initial post came across as snarky. I should have first asked if you had any responses prepared.)

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cheezwizz90 has 4 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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cheezwizz90 has 4 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Dear Josho,

Probably a merry heart if the reader has a sense of humor. I hope you find one.

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