I would ask about
*orientation (how much/with who)
*how many regular staff versus travelers/registry (lots of travelers and registry is often a sign of high turnover)
*ask for a copy of job description
*any additional certifications required for that unit? (ACLS, PALS, etc.)
*scheduling (self scheduling or scheduled by manager?)
*staffing matrix for various shifts...ask about RN to pt ratio but also ask about whether there will be a unit secretary, charge nurse...does charge take an assignment?...how many CNAs, LVNs...if LVNs present, how many pts would you have to be responsible for as an RN?
*What type of charting (paper/computerized, etc?)
*Do they hold regular unit/staff meetings?
*ask for a tour of the unit (will give you a feel for the energy & layout of the unit)
*floating (ask what their policy is on that...as a new nurse when would you be required to float to other units & to which units)
*do they offer shift differential (extra pay for pm or noc shift)