Med-Surg Interviews

  1. [font=Comic Sans MS]I am a new nursing student...YEAH :hatparty: for me, as I have been waiting for this for over 11 years.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]My main thing is that I have military medical experience and I already know that I really want to land a med-surg internship at a GREAT hospital here in Dallas.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]This is where I need help...When I go to the interview I want to be very interactive and asks lots of questions. I just need to know what those questions should be.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]All you nurses out there that have been through interviewing processes' please help me with some ideas.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Plus..if anyone out there has tips on good things to add to your resume about school and how to sum that up would be also greatly appreciated.
    [font=Comic Sans MS]THANKS in advance!!!
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  3. by   meownsmile
    Maybe a good place to start is to ask what kind of approach they use. Is it team nursing, total patient care etc. Definately find out about ratio's, although they wont be real quick to be realistic with that for you, you can probly add 2-4 more patients to whatever they tell you their staff ratio is normally. Find out how autonomous they let the RN's be regarding patient care. Just listen closely in the interview, they will tell you most of what you want to know anyway. Definately find out about orientation length, raise schedules, and all the perks (if thats what you want to call them) you want to know about. They know that is on your mind anyway and are probly waiting for the question. Good luck, interviews arent that bad, they usually know before you walk through the door if they want you or not.

    When i was fresh out of school, and i had to reapply at my hospital for a RN position, and i had worked there as a LPN for 8 years. I definately included clinical experience in my resume. They want to know what you did during your clinical rotations. Be brief, add any honors you recieved during school as well as any areas you excelled. You can also use an instructor as a reference on the resume if you have one that you interacted well with. Just make sure they are ok with you including them as a reference. I know my hospital called my clinical instructor that i used as a reference. She was a very good resource for the hospital to let them know how i handled the clinical experience etc.