Peds ER-New Grad Interview

by maria1315 maria1315, BSN, RN Member

Specializes in Postpartum. Has 1 years experience.

Hi everyone! I hope this is the right place for this topic. I recently had my first interview for a peds ER postion as a new grad, which is my dream job! It went very well and I got a second interview with the clinical director. I have pretty bad anxiety r/t interviews so I'm a bit nervous. It's still a week away but I've been overthinking. I have researched what I could possibly be asked and a lot was what I was asked on my first interview. A few of my friends who interviewed at the same hospital said they got asked the same questions in both interviews. I know what I would say in all questions but I'm nervous! I want my personality to show and not be hidden by my nervousness! Do you guys have any tips?

Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Physiology, CM, consulting, nsg edu, LNC, COB. Has 52 years experience. 1,187 Posts

It’s perfectly OK to reframe your “nervousness “ into “excitement.” Physiologically they work the same— Adrenalin > increased BP, dilated eyes, glucagon released from liver to support potential increases in physical activity (fight/flight) and brain alertness... it’s OK to state at the beginning that you are excited to be called back. Being excited to learn more is a great thing! 

Have fun! Good luck! 



Specializes in ER. Has 11 years experience. 27 Posts

Do some research on the hospital and the unit, shows you take initiative

Come with a list of questions

Have a few things in mind about areas you excel, what you are good at

For ER, stress priorizing, you will always have a bunch of things to do but important to know what is critical and what can wait