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New grad O.R interview

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I have an interview coming up for a new grad residency in the O.R. I'm so excited and nervous because the O.R is my dream. Besides the usual 'what are your strengths/weaknesses, why do you want to work here' what can I expect from the interview questions? Do you think they will ask me specific questions about the O.R? The general getting to know you questions I am fine with but the scenario based questions I'm nervous about since I do not have any experience in the O.R besides clinicals.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Us OR peeps know that a new grad has no or at best very limited OR knowledge, and I’ve never been in an interview (as interviewee or interviewer) where situation questions specific to the OR were asked of a new grad. There have been questions of what interests you about OR nursing and what experiences did you have in school, but that’s it.

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Thank you. I figured that they wouldn't go too in detail with the scenario based questions for someone that has no previous experiences. I know that the training in it self is a whole different ball game than other specialties.

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look it up the nursing behavioral interview 🙂

Those questions are mostly I got for my interview!

And CONGRATS!! 🙂 wish you luck!

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Thanks, I had the interview awhile back and it was good. The recruiter said she contacted them and hasn't heard anything back yet. So it looks like I will be doing the correctional job and I plan to move on the 3rd. I believe that the pandemic really affected the surgical unit of the hospital I wanted to work at. It sucks because I really love the hospital and the area but right now IDK if I can be picky as a new grad. The hospitals are looking for experienced nurses right now.

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Yes... I am sorry for hear that. It is true that it is a hard time for everyone.

I am also a new nurse and OR is my first career for being a nurse. It seems very tough for me too. My hospital can' really teach new nurses a lot due to many surgeries got cancelled. Therefore; I have not been in surgeries over 2 weeks. Thankfully, I am able to come to work but there is nothing I can really help for them or floor since I am a baby nurse.

It is really hard for everyone this time. I really hope this covid situation pass by us very soon....

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I got the email. I didn't get it unfortunately but I'm thankful that at least I have a back up. My mom is now saying to not go if they do not have mask for the workers. It's a tough decision, people are quitting their job because of lack of ppe. I never imagined nursing to be like this.

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Yeah I would say staying home is safer than going to work in these days. I agree with your mom.

Be safe! And wish you luck on everything!

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