MICU interview! Tips on interview preparation please....


I'm an OR nurse who is trying to transition out of the OR. My dream has always been to be an ICU nurse but after countless of applications, I could never get into a hosp. The OR was my "IN" into a level one trauma center and now my probationary period is over, I applied and was called for an interview in MICU. Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for this besides the usual interview questions.

I really want this and anyone's feedback is very much appreciated!!!



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I was in the same boat as you! I interviewed at 3 ICU's trying to get out of the OR. I didn't get any of the positions but I did get offered a position on a step down unit. The manager of the ICU told me to work on step down for a year and then she would be able to offer me a position. I do feel like this will prepare me better since being in the OR I have no experience with meds. Anyway if you are interviewing in a MICU be prepared to answer why a MICU and not a SICU. (They will assume that since you were in the OR you would rather have surgical patients) Good luck!!! Keep us updated!


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Following. ..I'm doing the same thing. I have been OR nurse at a major hospitalfor 6 years. I've done everything under the sun from liver/kidney/panc/bowel transplants to flaps. I feel like I'm losing my nursing skills and eventually I would like to apply to crna school. So I would love to hear what suggestions people have on how to better transition to ICI.