Jump to content

PICU- Cornell interview


Has 3 years experience.

Hi everyone,

I am going to be graduating from nursing school in may (so exciting!).

I have had a few interviews already, and I just got a call for another at NYP Cornell for a job in the PICU. PICU is my dream job, so I want to do well in the interview. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone interviewed her recently? How many beds does the PICU have? Is it similar to NYP Columbia?

Thank you!

Hi! I am going to be a new graduate nurse as well and am interested in a job at NYP cornell as well. How did your interview go? Did you have an initial phone screening and career battery? If so, any advice?


Has 5 years experience.

Dear esc_newnurse,

Congratulations on your Interview, would you please share how did you apply there ? If it was online or

you went there in person and did you have strong recommendations ??

PRNketamine7, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.


I applied online, and sent a copy of my cover letter and resume to HR to try to stand out a bit (who knows if that worked, or it was just thrown out...) I got a call from HR that I would be receiving an email to take the career battery, then I got another call to set up a phone interview which was very short. This was only general questions (Why NYP, why nursing). I got a call at the end of March saying that they wanted me to come for an interview with HR in April. It was mostly behavioral questions like tell me about a time when you had to change the way you were going about something with a patient. or tell me about a time you had a very difficult patient, and what you did. They also asked some general questions like why NYP, why (the specific unit)... After my interview there I met with the unit manager, and a nurse educator. I think it went well, I got a call back saying they want to extend an offer, but I am hesitant to be excited without a offer in writing. (see post: I want to curl up in a ball and cry)

To answer your other question, I do have strong recommendations. This usually doesn't matter until the interview, and after though. I also have had two jobs as a tech, which I think helped me also.

Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Have you been given an offer in writing yet? Perhaps you can request it from HR? Congrats though and good luck! I recently had a phone interview with someone from NYP Cornell and I don't think it went well at all, I was a nervous wreck and the phone interview itself only lasted maybe 5 - 6 minutes. Hopefully I will hear back soon.

PRNketamine7, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

Hi,No I haven't been. I am going to give them a little more time. It takes a while to get everything done the reference checking background check ext. I'm trying to be patient, but I'm jumping out of my shoes. My phone interview was also very short. It felt like 2 minutes. I had so much prepared and I didn't use any of it. I wouldn't worry too much about it for now. It took me a long time to get a call after the phone interview, but hopefully since may is approaching you will get a call soon. What area do you want to go into?

I had applied for an emergency position, so we will see how that goes. I heard that it is very competitive so I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Also, if it has been over two weeks since the interview, it wouldn't hurt to just call to see how things are going!

PRNketamine7, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

It will be two weeks this comming week. I did call at the end of last week, they said they are still waiting to hear back from my references. Thanks for the advice.

I hope everything works out for you! Let me know if you hear anything :)

Do you know if they call your current managers as well? I did not put my manager as a reference because she doesn't really know me as well as some of the floor nurses that I've worked with. I feel as if she wouldn't have anything super exciting to say. Do you know if your current manager was contacted?

PRNketamine7, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

I feel the same way. I worked 3-11 for a long time so my manager didn't really get to see my work. But unfortunately I know that they did call her. I just hope they don't read into anything she has to say. All of my other references are really good. I'll let you know how it works out.

I actually have an interview next week at NYP WC.They are requiring that I bring a million documents and pages of references, previous addresses, and employment history from the past ten years of my life, recommendation letters, transcripts, etc. How did you prepare for your interview? I was told that I am meeting with a recruitment coordinator, senior recruiter, and other staff in the department I am interviewing in. How did your interview go with the recruiters? What questions did they ask? Apparently my interview is 9 AM - 5 PM. I'm a nervous wreck! Sorry for all the questions!

Also - when they ask for three professional references, two of mine are clinical instructors. These would be considered references correct?

Thank you for the private message, I tried to message you back with some questions but sadly I can't PM anyone until I have posted at least 15 times (currently at 13, working my way up haha). I'll try to PM you later today!

Did you apply online for this position? Everytime I try and apply through NYP it gives me questions at the end and then tells me I cannot submit due to not meeting the requirements. I am assuming it is the not having a year of experience thing. Did you answer less than 1 year for your experience? How did you break through? Thanks!

PRNketamine7, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

Yes, I applied online. Are you applying through the new grad position? This is how you have to go though. Don't apply to the regular PICU position listed.

Edited by PRNketamine7
Typo! :)

Hi esc_newnurse!

Don't know if you remember, but you posted on my thread about NYP a few weeks ago :)

Just wanted to know if you could give some input on applying with NYP!

I remember you said to use my family member as an advantage and I got an email from Talent Acquisition about taking the Nurse Career Battery Test. Did you take that test yet/at all?

I'm getting nervous about it.

PS- How's your situation? Are you working there yet? If so, congrats! :)

Hey Esc_newnurse, can you clear your inbox im trying to send you a private message about our earlier convo.