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questions to ask interviewers -1st np job interview

any where i can find questions to ask the interviewer for my 1st np interview? or if you have any ideas please share. thanks,

yellow finch, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I haven't gotten to this point, but having worked at the bedside with many docs you might want to ask about...

On-call (nights and weekends)

Patient limits (how many are you expected to see per day)

Diagnostics (is there a minimum, i.e., labs, EKG, UA...)

Rounding through hospitals (is that your responsibility?)

Surgery (will you be RNFA or no surgical experience?)

ER (will you take call in the ER?)

Some of the basic interview questions have to do with past experience, where you see yourself in 5 years, what your motivation for being an NP...

There are plenty of NPs here who can give you better advice, but these are the few things I've come across through clinicals and the bedside job. :)

Best of luck to you!

Hi, I'll add a few more questions.

What kind of person does well here?

What are the challenges of this position?

Is this a new position or a replacement position?

What type of mentoring is provided?

Is this an employee position or contracted position?

What are the opportunities for advancement?

Look around and note the mood of the facility. What kind of atmosphere do you sense?

Are people smiling and relaxed or are they stressed and rushed?

Good luck, remember you have the leverage and do not have to take the first job offer available.

Hope this helps, good luck!

My advice to all seeking their 1st np job is make sure before you accept you really read and understand the contract. I read through a contract approx 6 months ago (1st np job) and I missed a lot of loop holes. don't make the same mistakes that I made. Be careful and good luck.

My advice to all seeking their 1st np job is make sure before you accept you really read and understand the contract. I read through a contract approx 6 months ago (1st np job) and I missed a lot of loop holes. don't make the same mistakes that I made. Be careful and good luck.

Get a lawyer that understands health care employment contracts. Have them review the contract. It will be well worth the $300 or so it costs. The people issuing the contract have lawyers so should you (although sometimes they don't and thats a different problem).

David Carpenter, PA-C

yellow finch, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Get a lawyer that understands health care employment contracts. Have them review the contract. It will be well worth the $300 or so it costs. The people issuing the contract have lawyers so should you (although sometimes they don't and thats a different problem).

David Carpenter, PA-C

Wow. I never thought about the contract part of being hired. This is certainly a good suggestion for any new or practicing NP.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

And...I actually work without a contract. That is an option too. I have had this job for two years and found the practice to be extremely ethical and truthful. However, w/o a contract to back me up....

Who normally doesn't have a contract?

I kind of assume that private practice would have a contract, but hospitals or larger groups may not?

Anybody know this?

What are benefits of having a contract vs. not having one?

thanks

Neelia

Who normally doesn't have a contract?

I kind of assume that private practice would have a contract, but hospitals or larger groups may not?

Anybody know this?

What are benefits of having a contract vs. not having one?

thanks

Neelia

The first two jobs I had a contract. They were with a small and a medium sized private practice group. I think the larger the group the more likely they are to realize that the contract protects the group and the NPP. With my current position the only contract that I have states that I have to approve any insurance settlement (since they are self insured). Otherwise I have no contract. This seems to be more the norm in academia.

David Carpenter, PA-C

:nurse::nurse:The contract that I have (that I did not really understand and comprehend the way that I should b/c I was just so happy that I passed boards) states how far that I can work from the clinic after I stop working there, if I do resign how long I have to give them before my last day, and so on and so on. It really teaches me the importance of taking time time out to understand everything. I have a friend that graduated with me. She got a job with a private physician was promised a huge bonus however when his census somehow became low and he actually "laid" her off, he explained a loop hole in her contract that protected him when he did not give her the bonus

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

I was going to take a job a while back that had a non-compete clause. However, since I work in a rural area, there is no way that I want to do that. So...I didn't take the job.

When I was interviewed for my DNP program I wrote a list of questions and I wrote down a paragraph long answer so I could be prepared.

The first thing they said when I got to the interview was "you already answered everything we were going to ask you in your cover letter". In my cover letter i did my research on the school, looked at the mission statement, and described why I would fit into their program, and described why I wanted to go to that school (because of their achievements blah blah blah) - I would definitely expect the school to make sure that you know about the school's mission statement and stuff so you can explain to them why you would be a good fit for their program, and how you would benefit them.

First question they asked me: Why did you decide to be a nurse?

Second question they asked me: Tell me about your last job?

They also asked me:

How many hours do you plan on working while in school? (I told them "I was going to ask you the same question, how many hours should I work?")

I actually had prepared a lot of questions for them because they like it supposedly when you ask a lot of questions, so I asked things that applied to me. For example, "do you allow a lot of new graduates into your program"? and "Are there any undergraduate courses I should take this semester to better prepare me for your program?".

I got in with my answer preparing :) heehee good luck!

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