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MOTHER BABY INTERVIEW

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by oliviaapNS oliviaapNS (New Member) New Member

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I'm a newish nurse. I worked on a Women's Surgical floor for one year before the hospital kicked us off our floor and moved us to a med surg tele floor where I have been for almost two months now. Well I gave the tele floor a chance and I've learned a lot but I mainly learned that it is not for me. The whole reason I chose to work on Women's Surgical was because it was an all women's floor and it was part of Women's and Children's unit which includes mother/baby, L&D, NICU, and peds. Women's health and maternal nursing have always been my passion. I loved working on the Women's surgical floor and during that time I got to cross train on the other floors. On the med surg tele floor I stay stressed out constantly and it makes me not even want to be a nurse anymore. So I saw a position for the mother/baby floor and I applied. I have an interview in a few days and I'm really nervous because I want this job so bad! This is always what I have wanted to do. My question is, how can I relay to the director whom I am interviewing with how passionate I am about this area of nursing? I don't want to just sound like I am just saying this or that so I will get hired. Also, any specific interview questions for this area that I should be prepared for? I am hoping my previous experience cross training on this floor will help. I also had received a perinatal bereavement counselor certification last year when I was working on Women's surgical and included this in my resume. Thank you in advance!

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Skips works as a Registered Nurse.

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Hello there!

I am a labor & delivery nurse, so I think I can help!

Your experience sounds relevant, so I would be surprised if you did not get an interview. I also think your certification in perinatal bereavement is great. It also shows that you really care about the population that you work with. It is a wonderful start. 

Now all there is to do is wait to hear back in regards to scheduling an interview or not. Sometimes that can take weeks. If there are other hospitals in your area with a mother/baby unit, keep applying in the mean time.

I know that my hospital is always hiring for nights on MBU. They are never short on positions.

I hope this helps!

 

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I recently interviewed and was selected for a Mother Baby Unit! I would emphasize that you like educating patients and give specific examples from work or clinical where you educated patients since this unit involves a lot of parent education.

I think having a perinatal bereavement counselor certification is a good look, since it shows that you know that M/B is not always a happy place and you can comfort families with losses.

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Thank you both for the advice! My interview is tomorrow and I am pretty nervous. I'm practicing interview questions tonight and reviewing topics specific to this area just to be prepared. I am hoping my experience will help me stand out.

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Professional Development Specialist.

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Did you get it??

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