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Hello Nurse Managers,

I am a new nurse and just had an interview question: Why should I hire you? I responded in a unique way by saying:

I am a product of this community. I went to High School here. I attended our Community College of Nursing and I performed all my clinical rotations at this hospital. I grew up here and this is my hometown etc.

My record of accomplishments were in a beautifully prepared written resume packet.

I was trying to convey that I am invested here and I have ties to our community and the hospital that indicate that I am likely to stay on the job; since that is one of the goals of Magnet Status.

Now I am concerned that I should have done a 'cookie cutter" answer. My other answers were very technical and strong. I also immediately delivered a thank you card for the interview saying "I will bring quality, compassion, and support to your patients and their families."

What do you think?


~PedsRN~, BSN, RN

Specializes in Acute Care Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

You need to highlight what you bring to the organization, ultimately.

I have a job as a RN on a Medical Surgical Unit for 6 months now with 5 months of RN residency orientation. The conflict was never about my interviewing skills, but rather that I am dual registered as a nurse and a radiology technologist. My current employer appreciates me as both. I aim to break down these barriers placed upon nurses.