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New grad interviewing in psych facility


I have an interview with a psych facility coming up, and would love to hear any advice you may have to offer a new grad.

I know I'll enquire about nurse/pt ratio, and orientation/training length. Are there any other questions I should be sure to ask? Also wondering, would it be typical to get the chance to shadow in a psych facility before an official job offer?

Psych is the area I ended up truly loving most in school. So I definitely want to land this job.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

I would definitely request a shadow experience so you can check out the team and they can check you out to see if it would be a good fit. For the interview I would come up with a few anecdotal stories of your psych clinicals which illustrate why you enjoyed it. I always got head nods when discussing something along the lines of the stigma surrounding patients with mental health diagnoses. Good luck!

Wonderful advice, thank you very much for your response!