New Grad - OR Job Interview Tomorrow!


Hi All,

I'll be graduating with my BSN a week from Friday, and I have my first interview tomorrow as a circulating nurse in the OR. It is my dream to work in the OR! I had an internship in the OR last summer, and that's where I decided I wanted to work there someday. I am actually moving out of state; I live in Illinois but I am moving to Pennsylvania this summer, and I am so happy to have been offered an interview in PA.

Is there anything I should make sure I am prepared for tomorrow? I have been researching about the hospital for the past couple days, as well as possible interview questions. I have quite a list that I have written down to prepare for! I want to try my best not to be caught off guard. Should I tell them it is my first interview, especially if I become nervous? Right now I'm more excited than nervous :)

Are there any questions I should make sure to ask, or make sure not to ask, tomorrow? Also, what are the main qualities an interviewer is looking for in a future OR nurse? I believe I fit the criteria from what I have experienced over the past summer, and even the nurses I worked with thought I would be great in the OR. I just keep telling myself that since I am a new grad, and I'm currently out of state, that I must possess some quality they are looking for... maybe it is my internship experience or my confidence. I just really want my qualities to shine through and show them that I have what it takes!

finallyRN7, BSN

154 Posts

Did you get the job? How was the interview? How much training will you receive?


32 Posts

Specializes in med surg, nicu. Has 9 years experience.

How was it? I am an experienced nurse from PA trying to get into the OR with no luck. Was actually thinking of relocating.


15 Posts

How did it go?

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