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I have 10 more days till graduation, what is your best advise for interviewing? No job yet :(


November 10th, 2022

I am a nursing supervisor and conduct a lot of interviews. The big thing is smile, be positive, and convey your passion and intent to build a career. We want to see people that are excited to work in their field and plan to be with us longer than 6 months to a year. Go ahead and work out some stories about why nursing, why you want to work with us, and what makes you a better candidate than others. Also show interest not desperation; ask questions about the culture on the unit, about their favorite thing about the unit, and issues they are aware of. An interview is a two way street; your interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you, have solid questions outside of pay prepared. Overall, just try to enjoy the experience and make sure the job is as much a good fit for you as you are for it.

November 29th, 2022

Be honest, never ever be late, be confident, answer the questions concisely and put out s smiling face. Employers are willing to work with confident, honest, and cheerful people.

December 3rd, 2022

I’m part of the interviewing process for the hospital I work at and hope this is helpful. First, the jobs WILL come so hang in there. First impressions really do make a difference so be 10-15 minutes early and dress in scrubs or business casual. Have a printed copy of your resume (what is really being looked at is how long you’ve stayed at prior jobs and why there were jobs changes so it’s ok to have non-medical jobs on there), printed copies of DL, social security card, CPR certificate, nursing diploma (you can add this when you get it), nursing license when you get it. Try not to focus too much on being a new grad and focus on the exciting new opportunities that particular facility has to offer. If you are asked why you feel the facility should hire you express that you are and will an essential asset to any facility you choose to build your career with. I can tell in the first 60 seconds weather or not they will be hired and/or a good fit for our department and facility. Good luck!

November 30th, 2022

You need to sit down and determine the types of positions you are interviewing for. Look at the hiring criteria. Then sit down and compare your training in comparison to the criteria. Define areas where you are somewhat deficient and start taking CEUs to obtain the training.

When you interview:

Dress appropriately...ripped jeans and flipflops are not appropriate. No heavy thick make up.
Sit up straight and make eye contact. Never slouch.
Thank the interviewer for this opportunity.
Do not answer questions immediately, take at least 30 sec to form your answers.
If you are taking additional training, let them know. It shows you are preparing for this position. Highlight where your training prepared you for this position.
Do not state you only want day shift...that is not always feasible.
Do not make demands.
Keep calm, they are not out to ambush you.
When you are done thank them again.
If you are not selected, write a note thanking them again and ask for pointers as to how you could have done better.

Good Luck

November 29th, 2022

Don't stop untill u find the job you want

November 30th, 2022

Apply for a nurse intern program on a medical unit. You will learn a lot.

November 29th, 2022

They ask a lot about why you chose nursing. Be genuine. Rehearse your answers so you don’t stumble. If you believe in something higher than you, prayer always helps.

November 29th, 2022

Enjoy your time off.

Pamper yourself.

ALL will come into fruition once there is a good fit for YOU.

November 29th, 2022

Always identify potential "weaknesses" beforehand and strengths you can use to highlight/offset them. In your case, being a new grad could be seen as a "weakness." So you could say, "While I am a new grad, what I lack in bedside experience I make up for with clinical experience, passion for learning, my ability to learn quickly, being adaptable." Take a stark honest inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Kick your own foundation and ask yourself, what concerns will they bring up and how do I sell myself? An interview is a sale. You're selling yourself.

September 11th, 2023

Prepare a portfolio that looks like leather and has a zipper. House all credentials, achievements, licenses, etc in plastic sheeting. this way you present as a polished professional. It has never failed me in 28 years!

December 5th, 2022

During clinical rotations, I would network with the physician. If you didn't have an opportunity to connect with a physician (because their recommendation holds a lot of weight), job boards such as indeed.com and ziprecruiter.com are great starting points for just getting out there as you can search for "new grad" positions. I would also make sure that my Linkedin account is up to date and if you know of a company where you would like to work search the Linkedin database for recruiters and human resources professionals and send them messages directly their account and they will give you the necessary instructions on how to apply. For very large markets (Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Miami) I would create a profile on the company's website and you will get emails that alert you to new postings and if you get an email that a new job is posted complete the quick apply function from your already existing profile and you will be one of the first 10 people to apply you are most likely to get call by the recruiter where the next steps will be an interview.

December 1st, 2022

Research the hospital prior to interview. Know their mission statement and talk about how you fit into their mission statement. Bring extra copies of resume to interview. Dress professional, show up on time. Think through scenarios like *tell me about a time you disagreed with some on the multidisciplinary team, tell me about a time you saw a colleague not following policy/procedure, tell me about a time you were proud of the care you gave. Where do you see yourself in 5 years--working at same hospital and being a vital part of committees (wink wink). When they open it up to questions ask about new grad training, didactic time, clinical time, do they have a mentor program. Do not ask about pay or ask for time off in interview. Think of a unique hobby you have and share that when they ask about you--something that will make them remember you. It's ok to bring a notebook and have notes, it's OK to pause and say--that's a great question, or that's an important question to give yourself time to gather your thoughts. Show them that you can get along with others well (play nice in the sandbox).

January 21st, 2024

I worked as a CNA

November 30th, 2022

First of all, find employers who offer a new nurse residency. This is a must in the clinical environment today.

Focus on answering questions outside of nursing. Most employers ask questions such as, “Tell me of a time when you failed to finish something important that you started and how you would change things to be successful.” Another would be, “Can you tell me of a time when you had a project to complete and had to work with someone who didn’t agree with how to do this, how did you move past this?”

They want to know about you and how you handle things and especially when things don’t go well. Search the internet for questions like these and practice either with someone asking you or in a mirror.

November 30th, 2022

Make sure to hit on never being too proud to ask for help. That you're eager to learn or self motivated. Make sure you're demonstrating enthusiasm for the role and that you'll invest your time and effort in mastering it. As someone involved in the hiring of new nurses, the number one thing that makes me uneasy is a falsely confident new grad. We know you're brand new, you shouldn't be confident or eager to sort it out all by yourself. You should have a million questions. Acknowledge that and hit on being humble and ready to learn. I had a bio-chem bachelor's before I went to nursing school and starting as a new grad in the ICU humbled me in a big way and I had a super strong physiology background. Don't knock progressive care/med/surg floors. You'll build a great foundation to go on to specialize.

November 30th, 2022

Please arrive at interview at least 15 minutes early
Know the mission and vision statement or something about the organization you are interviewing for
Dress professionally
Bring a resume believe it or not some prospective employees don’t
Ask questions
Be engaged
Ask about turnover rate
It’s ok to ask if you can shadow

November 30th, 2022

Dress for success and be honest to share your goals and dreams ! Have a positive attitude and be confident ! Don’t worry if you don’t know an answer to a question! You will do great !

November 30th, 2022

Sometimes giving examples of experiences during your education showing your ability to think and interpret situations and thier outcomes is most helpful. Describe how you are willing to learn new skills and abide by federal and company policies

November 29th, 2022

Before looking for a job, decide what kind of nurse are you? When you did your clinicals, which area of nursing did you love? Surgical, Labor/Delivery, ER, ICU, ect.... I feel in love with home health. When you know what part of nursing, you would like to be, focus on those areas. When you love what you are doing then you can really give 100% into the interview. For example, I hated ICU and ER, as well as, didn't really care about working in the hospital setting. When I graduated, I applied any everywhere, I just wanted a good paying job. Every hospital job interview I went to ended up with no being able to sell myself. My 1st interview with home health, my passion, I was hired on the spot with no experience and a fresh graduate. When I talked about my passion, the employer could see that I was giving everything I had to do something I loved. That was 28 yrs ago and I am now the Director of Professional Services of a home health company. When I hire a nurse or a member of the medical team, I always look for that passion. Without that passion, I don't get the quality of a medical team that our agency needs. Hope this helps.

November 29th, 2022

I can appreciate being a new graduate. Having said that, dress professionally and know the position you are interviewing for and highlight the positive points from your clinical experience, and know that you have a lot to learn, and you will. Present your strengths and be prepared to state your weaknesses just in case you are asked.

November 29th, 2022

Make a list of all nurses you worked with during school, find a way to communicate with them, included LinkedIn.
Then, reach out with handwritten or typed thank you notes with specifics of how they modeled great nursing, showed compassion, leadership or admirable practice. State, humbly, your aspirations for great character and actions.
At end, ask for any advice, direction. Take the risk of giving your contact information and offer to meet them for 30minute coffee.
Take notes and evaluate your character, integrity, values, strengths, challenges, weak areas and brainstorm how to improve. Chart your progress. Say, “No,” to any negative thoughts. Enlist reality based cheerleaders. Envision the desired emotions and actions

November 29th, 2022

Don't give up and don't undersell yourself. NPs are in great demand! All the very best! :)

November 29th, 2022

Get a great suit. Do some research on the jobs that you apply for. Most importantly, be yourself.

November 29th, 2022

1 Practice patience
2 Try and get as many applications turned in
3 Apply for open positions at several hospitals this way you can tell if you really want to work there or not
4 Call the human resources every day even a couple times per day

November 29th, 2022

No worries.
It’s quite common as nursing school is extremely stressful and it’s best to focus on that.
Post graduation, after you have taken a few days off Think about the kind of nurse you want to be and and be able to answer a few questions like the standard:
Why do you want to work here?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (avoid talking about returning to school)
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?— and be able to show how you are working on them.
This should be enough to get you in the door.

November 29th, 2022

Have you considered working for a federally qualified health center in your area?

November 29th, 2022

Take it slow. Priority is your board exam. Look around casually, but don't stress. During interviews, be honest about your experience or lack thereof. As a new nurse, your main goal is building foundation so that you have the fundamental skills, experience, and confidence you need to flourish in all areas of nursing.

November 29th, 2022

First, have you worked as a tech prior to graduating? Also I would recommend a residency that will be 16- 20 weeks. you will learn so much and also be is a specialty area is you like. Don't sell yourself short. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!

November 29th, 2022

Be yourself. You chose this career because you obviously are a very caring person. Answer each question honestly, try not to be nervous. Talk about your experiences in school or if you have worked in the field as a CNA, Medical Assistant, ect... Rember you are in demand, and you will do great!!! Believe in yourself.

Chris LPN, MA

November 29th, 2022

I cannot say enough about recruiters & their help with finding and priming for job opportunities. Both my jobs I've used a recruiter. They're the best. Really help you feel supported throughout the process, they seem to put foot in doors that I otherwise feel I wouldn't have had opened alone. Overall best thing to do for yourself, especially if a newer grad. Now, for general experience RNs it appeared that the interviewers seemed to care more about assessing your behaviors and responses and really beneficial to premeditate on stories where you were able to advocate for patients or how you effectively handled difficult situations. For new grads, they still are looking for something like this, but they also would like you to display critical thinking skills so they feel more comfortable that you won't kill anyone due to ignorance. Ultimately, asking for help and taking advantage of your resources and having a degree of confidence but also a degree of humility and overall intelligence and empathy will get you far. Always smile, even if on the phone, display open body language, dress appropriately during the interview, compliment the interviewers and show your excitement for being able to chat with them and being interested in the company and their goals. If you're nervous, they can tell to a degree and you may act abnormally from what you normally do or how you behave. It's important to let them know early on (to advocate for yourself) that "sorry, I'm alittle nervous", then they can empathize and be more understanding. Treat it as a nice happy conversation, and don't forget to ask them questions, including ratios, retention, never ask about pay at that time, and ask them "is there anything you feel is important for me to know about this job/unit?". Research and believe in yourself and say your serenity prayer, you'll do fine. :) it will happen at the right time. Make sure you don't also get stuff at a poor facility, but as long as you can get experience (especially ask them if they have a new grad program and what education opportunities they offer, so that you can be properly trained—-because one of my coworkers rightfully stated "nursing school is actually your first job"), you'll be able to find a new job with experience under your belt. Try to stay at a place for 2yr+ if possible. And advocate for your needs as an individual—if some nurses mistreat you as in horizontal violence, and if it escalates or doesn't cease, don't suck. It up and take the mistreatment, you deserve better. I almost quit nursing because a charge RN did that to me almost a year in to my career; have allies and build rapport with your leaders ie management, union rep, charge nurses, other senior staff, and never stop asking questions/learning. People who stop asking questions are dangerous, because they are no longer learning/ often times think they already know everything , and patients get hurt as a consequence. Don't be that person. You'll do fine, have grace on yourself. It gets easier approx 1-2yr in.

November 29th, 2022

You will get one especially with the openings available today.

1. Be yourself
2. Be honest
3. Be a good listener
4. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know that answer.”
5. Business attire
6. 2-3 References from colleagues or previous employers.
7. Ask the employer 2-3 questions regarding the company and job your applying.
8. Show your a flexible person in situation(s).
9. Be ready for positive and negative scenarios and as a nurse how you would solve them whether it be with patient or co worker.
10. Share why you became a nurse and what your life goals are for next 5 years.

These are my thoughts. Again, be positive, smile a lot and focus on the interviewer. Most importantly, don’t be late!! 😉

November 28th, 2022

Start at a nursing home for 6 months they hire fast, interviews are easy and then go to MS at the hospital after you gain some experience

March 10th, 2023

Apply for night shift

November 30th, 2022

If you have your license, then make sure you train in a teaching hospital. Non-profit if possible.

May 13th, 2024

Wear a suit! If you're dressed professionally, you're more likely to speak and act as a professional. If you've worked as a CNA, PCT, EMT or any other ancillary area in the medical field, think of times when you made a real difference in someone's life. It might be a critical intervention, but it could also be a time when you provided emotional support for a colleague who lost a patient, had a particularly hard day, or maybe you convinced someone not to quit their job because of one negative experience. You want your prospective employer to know that you care about your co-workers as well as your patients. Show your enthusiasm for a new position even if it is not your first choice of where you'd like to work. For example, I wanted to be an ER nurse but at the time, nurses couldn't start out their career in the ER, ICU, or OR. Generally, whether you plan to do it long-term or not, it is best to get in some hospital experience. Take whatever job you can get, learn all that you can, then take your experience to another area that will help you to get closer to the area in which you'd like to work. If you have worked other jobs while in school or before you started nursing school and you were a dependable employee, reported to work early, followed the dress code, got along well with your co-workers,... even if you were working at MacDonald's, these are skills and characteristics that all hiring managers are looking for in a new employee. NEVER say anything bad about a former employer or manager (regardless of how awful everyone knew they were). All the hiring manager is going to see is a disgruntled employee. Try to only present yourself in a positive light. Read some articles on interviewing for nursing positions. Don't take notes or study them. Just keep reading. Eventually, you will begin to see that most of the articles are saying the same things in different ways. If this is a job that you REALLY want, keep picturing yourself getting the job and how you will react when the position is offered to you. The more real you can make your feelings about this future situation, the more likely it is to come to fruition. If the first interview doesn't work out well and you learn that you did not get the position, ask if the manager or HR person would take a few minutes to help you learn what you could do better in your next interview. After each interview, go home and write down what went well and what didn't. Pat yourself on the back for what went well. Keep that in your interview repertoire. If something did not go well, you got stuck on a question, couldn't provide an example of something that was asked,.. don't sweat it. Come up with a couple great example or stories for the next time. It is likely those questions or situations will come up again. Remember that you are not the only one being interviewed/evaluated/assessed. You are also assessing the manager or person doing the interview, the people you encounter while in this work environment, and the "vibes" you get when being in this environment. You want to see if you and the manager have similar philosophies. Ask for a description of the hiring manager's "ideal" employee. Ask about the worst employee he/she ever hired and what made them view the employee this way. Try to make a connection with the person doing the interview. If you don't get a good feeling from them, it's probably not going to be a place that you will want to work. You want to have a good feeling about your interview experience whether or not you are offered the position. If you don't leave with a good feeling, it's probably time to look somewhere else. You each have something the other wants. You just need to keep plugging along until you find the position that seems like it will be a comfortable fit for you to start your long journey of your nursing career and adventures. Best of luck to you!
Gayle Gwozdz APRN, MSN, MBA

March 29th, 2024

Make sure you know 3 strengths and weaknesses. They always ask and I’m freeze like only 3 😂

March 25th, 2024

on every interview wear a suit, nice heels or pumps, put your resume in a briefcase or leather portfolio and also buy the good resume paper like the heavier the better and finally don't forget to send them a thank you letter after your interview.
practice your answers to questions in the mirror, look up typical interview questions for nursing roles and tailor your answers for example, tell me about yourself, don't tell them your life story tell them how long you have been a nurse, usually its way before you got the license, it should sound something like I grew up in a small rural town where my brothers were always rough housing and in need of peroxide and bandaids...I love helping people...being a nurse stokes my passion to serve others...I love people...this is my passion. You learn the clinical stuff on the job but your heart, your spirit, and personality should be warm, friendly, compassionate and sensitive

March 11th, 2024

You will find that real world is much different than nursing school.

February 12th, 2024

Your question seems incomplete. What does the length of time before graduation have to do with interviewing?

January 22nd, 2024

I worked as a CNA IN A LTC/N.H.) GOOD PLACE FOR VARIED EXpeRIENCE. After I GRADUATED , took/passed exam + time it takes them to mail, you'll probably have another month. Keep working. After I got my license & showed it to them they hired me in the spot. Keep working where you have familiarity served well until I found another job. Good luck.

January 21st, 2024

Consider first, what you think you will enjoy doing. Fulfillment is important. I've been in Healthcare for 31 years. I've learned something new and transferable in every role. God bless and good luck!

January 3rd, 2024

Have you tried volunteering? Especially if you want to work at a specific place later.This helps your resume.

Tell them you are a nursing student and you have 2 hours each Monday from 4pm to 6pm to help in anyway with the geriatrics, pregnant mothers, dialysis patients, diabetics or whichever specialty interests you.

Not every facility is opened to volunteers but try. Find out what you are allowed to do as an unlicensed person.

December 17th, 2023

Ask for feedback and be open to any and all inpatient nursing opportunities.

November 14th, 2023

know yourself. see the free self evaluations like viacharacter.org, enneagram, meyer briggs. See Ikigai - practice stating what you offer, your areas for growth, where is the need and what people pay for

November 10th, 2023

Take it one step at a time and pass your board exam first. You are not an RN at this point and cannot expect a job until you have graduated and are licensed. Interviews will be a much easier experience once you are actually a nurse, which you are not.

November 8th, 2023

PASS THE NCLEX WELL.
Places Will put new nurses into the ER or ICU to maintain their RN staffing requirements; you may go into a new assignment where you usually needs years of experience, the learning curve is excellerated as you work.
Study for the NCLEX a few hours a day every day from class notes and books for a few months and have fun every day and the rest will be fine. A 100% on the NCLEX is a motivator. Work hard and do what is correct.
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September 27th, 2023

Be yourself. Answer questions honestly. if you do not have an answer, its OK. Transparency is highly regarded in healthcare !

September 17th, 2023

You do have to pass the NCLEX still?
Study well.

September 2nd, 2023

Do your research. You should read up on the facility to which you are applying. I applied for a PCT job while in nursing school. During the interview, the nurse manager asked me what I knew about the facility. I rattled of the dates the hospital was founded, when they underwent major expansions, the number of beds etc. I was hired on the spot. Dress professionally and be enthusiastic.

August 12th, 2023

Many years ago, I wanted to work in Pediatrics, because I am a small person! I was tough and decided to work in a very transportable job. One no one wants! Cancer! It is very difficult and it’s a step down from ER. ER scared me! But, Because Cancer is so complicated I was able to learn new skills and eventually made it back to Pediatrics and worked in a well RENOWNED CHILDREN’s Hospital! Children’s Medical Center of Dallas! Worked there ~ 10 years and had kids, Yaddy yada…
Am doing Home Health Now and Love it! It is totally up to you what area you decide to work in? Know that you can go where you want after the 1st year AS LONG AS YOU ARE IN A COMPACT STATE!!!!!!!!!!

April 25th, 2023

Over 40 years in nursing in many roles and have hired many new nurses. I haven't seen in the previous comments a couple of items I feel are important.
1. Think about the impression you are trying to make. Are your clothes clean and businesslike? Are there holes, or stains? Are your hair and nails clean? I cannot tell you how many times I have had applicants show up in work out clothing, torn or dirty clothing, or party clothes.
2. Behavioral interview questions may be used asking you about how you managed various difficult situations in the past. Co-workers who weren't doing their share, unhappy or nasty customers, unethical behavior of manager or co-worker. Think of your past employment experiences and any issues you may have had and how you managed them and what you learned from the experience. If you have never been employed, have you ever done volunteer work? or worked in a team? You can use those experiences as well.
3. The facility can teach you the skills you need but they cannot teach you attitude so a positive attitude and willingness to learn is key.
4. Ask for share time on a unit to see if you fit into the culture. Do NOT talk about going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. You will be judged during this time too and what you say and how you respond to what you are seeing will get back to the Nurse Manager.
Hope this helps and Good Luck!

April 25th, 2023

Before going think about examples of times you… went above and beyond, disagreed with a supervisor (or coworker). Most company’s want to hear specific examples of quick thinking and problem solving.

March 29th, 2023

Be on time. Dress impeccably professional. Be prepared. Know the organization and its mission. Be ready to take a skills and/or knowledge based test. Be sharp.

January 31st, 2023

Showcase your educational plasticity (train-ability), transferable skills (like working in retails illustrates you have customer service experience) and pick the right market.

And just for perspective, it took me 7 months to finally accept a new job that met all my requirements.

Stay positive! You got this! You WILL find a job!

December 14th, 2022

Interview for EVERYTHING! Especially jobs you don't want. Practice makes perfect! Then, when the job you DO want comes along, your interview skills will be highly polished.
Know something about the company you're interviewing for... Don't assume all hospitals are alike. Familiarize yourself with their creed, motto or mission statement! Try to have some questions for them, maybe about patient populations or staff diversity... It's as much about a good fit for you, as it is for them!

December 11th, 2022

Why are you not applying now? Consider applying out of state at Veterans Administration Hospital. Just a thought.

December 6th, 2022

Write down your questions to them and write down key words that you tend to forget

December 5th, 2022

First of all, don’t be discouraged ! I thought I wouldn’t be able to get a job as it was nearing graduation and it seemed like everyone else had a job lined up but me, but then I was able to land my dream job very soon after graduation !! Not 100% sure if you’re asking for advice for the actual interview or for getting interviews, so I apologize if this isn’t what you’re looking for, but my best advice is to research the hospital/facility you’re interviewing at. Whether it’s an ICU, L&D, or maybe a doctor’s office, either look over their website briefly or know a little something about it. Additionally, brush up on your knowledge based on where you’re interviewing. I interviewed on a mother/baby floor and was asked what I’d do in specific emergency situations that might arise on that floor. Not everyone will ask those things, but always good to be prepared ! (Honestly I wasn’t quite prepared and almost froze but started out saying I’d call for help without leaving the patient which of course is always a good first step haha). And lastly, congrats on graduation ! You’ve made it this far, getting a job is nothing compared to completing nursing school !

December 4th, 2022

Focus o the fact that you are a clean slate and you learn fast.

December 4th, 2022

I suggest contacting career placement as well as seeking job fairs in Healthcare. y you can also contact your clinical preceptor. Hope this helps.

December 2nd, 2022

Ans: You have to read more and more and all the books reads manually compleat. 10 days is very long time for preparation plz all the concept read by hurt. I think you will win and you will definitely win.
Belive in youur god and yourself.

December 1st, 2022

Review your resume and all communications for accuracy and spelling before sending to potential employers

December 1st, 2022

Remember that skills can be taught. Show up to your interview as a professional, and just express your dedication to patient care, safety, and the knowledge that you have acquired. Sure you haven't had work experience but you've had clinicals and you can def build on those experiences and what stood out to you. Just remember that they will train you on "their way" and how to do things in that unit. You'll do great 🤗

December 1st, 2022

It's more than complicated process, because you don't know exactly what interviewing main point is

November 30th, 2022

First of all congrats lol. Some hospitals will interview and offer you a job even prior to taking the NCLEX. Then obviously once you pass the NCLEX the job is officially yours.
Make sure your resume looks good. Have a cover letter and at least 2 letters of recommendation from either previous employers or professors which always looks good and they can attest to how you work with both others and patients. Aside from that I watched a couple of YouTube videos on what questions to except during interviews just so I was ready to answer them

November 30th, 2022

Be yourself, tell your interviewer that you're excited about all the new and great experiences their facility has to offer. Knowing the facility's mission statement is a plus because you can state it and how much you are looking forward to being a part of that mission for the community. You also need to be able to except criticism as constructive and learn from it..

November 30th, 2022

Have an idea prior interviewing what the starting salary is in your area for a new graduate?.
Will you be assigned a preceptor/senior nurse on the floor where you will be assigned?
Is their a rapid turn over of staff on your assigned unit?
Is there adequate orientation of the facilities policies?

November 30th, 2022

Know your strengths and your weaknesses. Think about where you want to be in the next 5 years. Employers want you for long term employment and will ask these types of questions. Be confident in what nursing means to you and what experiences from nursing school have lead you to the position you are seeking. Good luck!

November 30th, 2022

Apply for many jobs and know sometimes you may not land your dream job after one interview. Research the companies, have a nice resume, be prepared, be professional, and most importantly, be yourself. I suggest taking about a month or so to study for the NCLEX after graduation and let that be your main focus. If you don't pass your NCLEX, you can't work as a nurse unless that facility allows you to work license pending. You really want to focus on obtaining your license and I suggest Kaplan as their questions are similar to NCLEX in my opinion. Work on your test taking skills (I used Test to Success book) and answering questions. Many facilities have nurse intern or externships where you are able to work prior to obtaining your license or new nurse programs so I suggest looking into that; however, dont overwhelm yourself with working so much while studyingfor boards. This allows you to ease into nursing and typically provides a preceptor or mentor to help with your transition. I hope this helps and good luck!

November 30th, 2022

I recommend focusing on your nclex and passing it before trying to get a job. The main reason is because you might get hired but no job will keep you if you don’t turn in your license with a few weeks. Some- may not even consider you, so it’s invested time and effort that may not take you very far. After obtaining license then you will be confident and certain to be hired and will have a lot more options and can negotiate your pay rate.

November 30th, 2022

Don't

November 30th, 2022

Check on the internet for possible questions interviewers might ask and practice them at home. Looking at a mirror. Do some research on what the company does for community and ask questions about it to interviewers. This will show them you are truly interested in the position and went further than others.
Be honest in your answers, but stay concise. Do not give more information than they ask for, but elaborate a bit more if asked to give examples. No names or identifiers!!
Dress well, easy on the make up, and keep your phone on silent!!
I hope these are helpful.
Best of luck to you!

November 30th, 2022

Consider the idea of why you chose to become a nurse in the first place . . . What do you value? Do you have a nursing care philosophy or a mission? What is your purpose in caring for others and in the care of self? After 40 years of practice and education, good communication with patients and families, as well as with co-workers and colleagues goes a long way in creating a successful and rewarding nursing career . . . Dr. Brian Mendyka, PhD, RNC

November 30th, 2022

Come prepared and professionally dressed. Resume in hand.

November 30th, 2022

1. CONFIDENCE! As a manager that has been on 100 or more interview panels. It's ok if you don't know the answer to everything. Answer to the best of your ability, be confident, don't guess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7dWsJ-mEyI
2. Get there EARLY. 10 to 15 minutes before the time they tell you to arrive. This allows time for changes in traffic, a train, accident, detour....or 100 other reasons that can frazzle you before an interview. Use this time to focus and re-center yourself before you step into their space.
3. Remind yourself of 5 positive attributes about yourself. (shifts your mindset from negative to positive)
4. Smile! Even if you are scared. (again this portrays confidence)
5. Know your audience. Do your research. At the end, quite often they will ask you if you have any questions. Use this to get to know them better - you are interviewing them to see if they are the best fit for you too! What are their staffing ratios? Do they offer mentorships during orientation and afterwards? What is the biggest hurdle they have overcome in the last year?

November 30th, 2022

Go on tiktok and search "nursing interview" or "new grad nursing interview" there are a ton of tips from nursing managers and recruiters. They tell you questions to expect and be ready for, things they are looking for, as well as questions you should ask the interviewer (very important to ask questions!!!)
Also, apply apply apply!!! even for things you don't necessarily think you qualify for. Also look out for hiring events happening at hospitals near you. Many times they offer positions on the spot!

November 30th, 2022

Always be open minded. You got this!

November 30th, 2022

Pray for God’s will. Take a deep breath. Have an updated resume with recommendations. Be confident, honest, and ask questions. There is no dumb questions. Research the place you are applying so you are knowledgeable and can answer their questions as well as asking questions about the place. What’s the nurse to patient ratio? How is the teamwork? What has made you stay here? Are the manager and directors involved in patient care if needed? I hope this helps.

November 30th, 2022

There are more jobs than people can fill so just apply to as many places as possible and you'll probably have a job in a few weeks. Knowing this also helps reduce the stress of interviews because now you know they need you more than you need a job. Cliche but be yourself you chose a profession to help others and to use your brain so do that.

November 30th, 2022

Be prepared to answer why you became a nurse, especially in the time of Covid when so many are leaving the profession because of burnout.

November 30th, 2022

Follow your passion, not the dollar and you’ll succeed! Share your passion during the interview and if the employer/organization is any good they’ll support you in becoming a great Nurse !

November 30th, 2022

Apply for residency program
Med surge is good

November 30th, 2022

First of all, know the basics of interviewing. You have plenty of resources online if you search re- first job interview as an RN. You can search on: how to prepare, how to dress up, what possible questions will be asked, what answers are appropriate, etiquette of interviewing, etc.
Be honest with your responses. Your interviewers know that you lack the experience.
Here’s one of the pearls to keep in mind: They hire for the attitude because skills can be taught and developed.

November 30th, 2022

Research job and company. Have a few questions for the interviewer.

November 30th, 2022

You will be at the bottom of the nursing food chain until you can get the extras. ie..Bls. Acls..etc.and can show willingness to adapt..flexible..and in the real world..it's not like the books or the boards..At first..it's a bit of a culture shock..Confidence..willingness.

November 30th, 2022

I have over 10 years experience of interviewing and hiring as a Nurse Manager. My number one advice is to be yourself, which really is just being honest. No one likes someone who lies. If you do not have a perfect job history, its your first job ever, or your leaving a job you were at for a decade, telling the hiring manager the truth (no matter how horrible it may be) gets you further than you think. If you do not get the job due to being honest, its probably not a good fit for you anyways. Everything happens for a reason, keep that in mind and you will find the right fit for you.

November 30th, 2022

Research the employer/ facility online. Look up what they're all about such as values, mission statement, etc. Network with other nurses.

November 30th, 2022

Job hunting, is no joke. I found that just randomly grabbing a job, causes frustration, lack of interest and unhappyness. You will be a graduate soon and hence, have a choose. List your passions from 1 to 10. Browse hospitals in your closest facinity. Please read the reviews. Browse Missions and Visions of those you have chosen. The important thing, is to find a place where you can grow and become involved. Now comes the daunting task of supplying you're CV. Pleas ensure all you're information is correct, Be honest. Ok, this procedure worked for me. Browsing Specialists, Recruitement agents, LinkedIn and good old Fb. You'll be surprised the gold I have found. Join aa Job seeking platform and post you're resume. Add you're passions. NEVER GIVE UP!. Somewhere you will find you're niche. From one nurse to another, Seize the day
Ps:Avoid negative information. Do you're research.

November 30th, 2022

My best advice for you, is to focus on your studies and graduate .get your license before looking for any job...

November 30th, 2022

Just decide what kind of nurse you want to be and where you want to work. Then run a search on Indeed.com. So, if you want to be a pediatric nurse, enter pediatric nurse in the search bar.

November 30th, 2022

Presuming you have not taken your boards yet? I would prepare for your boards and set a timeline to take them. In between studying and preparing for boards, I would take steps to get your resume in order, practice interviewing techniques and skills. Assess/review potential new graduate programs and specific employers you are interested in your area. Talk with recruiters - attend a job fair. If you have already taken your boards and are waiting for results, absolutely you should be out there setting up interviews.

November 30th, 2022

Dress professionally and come prepared. Most places ask about strengths and weaknesses. Don’t replay that you don’t know. Everyone knows something they are great at or need improvement. When I interviewed many people wanted to brag on strengths but always said they didn’t know a weakness. I am unsure if they are afraid it would keep them from the job but I liked to hear that people understood they weren’t perfect and had room to learn and grow. You can go with questions you might have for them also like nurse patient ratios, scheduling, vacations, holidays, etc. I was looking for how someone responded while under pressure of interview because I was interviewing for the ER (and those nurse have to be calm under great pressure at times). I expected nervousness but I paid attention to body habit ls and their responsiveness and engagement.

November 30th, 2022

I know it will feel easy to worry that you're graduating and don't have a job lined up yet. I really encourage you not to rush. Take the time you need to study for the NCLEX, enjoy some restorative time (if possible), and most importantly, find the right fit in terms of your first job. It will make such a difference. Promise!

November 30th, 2022

Research the institution YOU are interviewing, Know the history of the institution both as an employer and a member of the community. Be informed of pay scales, union non union benefits ie tuition reimbursement, pension, 401 K or vacation and sick time, Will you be transferred to another unit --how much orientation will be given. Is there mandatory rotation to nights? and for how long.
Proactive as to what you are bringing to company. SELL yourself!

November 30th, 2022

Hey!

Just a little backstory, I have been working in the NICU for about two and a half years now. This was my "dream job" and I honestly never thought I would get a call back for residency. Before this, I applied to at least five or more other hospitals and programs with no luck. This is what I recommend. I would highly recommend you write a cover letter for each application. Just like a resume, tweak it to fit the position that you are applying for. Also, if your passion isn't to work MedSurge then don't apply! I would focus your time and effort on applying to a place you actually want to work at, this will help during interviews since you will be able to show genuine excitement and interest in the position rather than pretending you want to work there. Also, call the hospital recruiter, get a reference from someone that you can meet, or have some type of personal connection if possible to the floor that you want to work in. I think that will set you apart from other candidates. I hope this was mildly helpful! GOOD LUCK!

November 30th, 2022

Be confident and flexible

November 30th, 2022

They’re hiring new nurses in critical care positions in many hospitals around major metro areas in Wisconsin. Start with an interview. They can’t hire fast enough at some hospitals.

November 30th, 2022

Tell the truth never try to cheat yourself. ...
Listen carefully to the interviewer and answer only direct what you ask. ...
Be prepared for personal questions. ...
Wait for the interview viewer to mention salary and benefits. ...
Don't expect a job offer at the first interview.

November 30th, 2022

please I have graduated from school

November 30th, 2022

Try interviewing where you are doing clinicals. That's an easy job right off the bat because they've worked with you. Just remember, interviewing is a lot like dating. :) You will find the right fit, eventually. Be honest, don't feel bad about sharing your goals and what you really want in your position. Chances are they have been in your shoes, too. You can teach anyone, but kind and dependable people are hard to come by these days. Best to all of you!

November 30th, 2022

Keep looking. There is a shortage. Put in applications to things you don't think is you. You might be surprised what you will like. I thought I would be working Peds or L&D. When I did my clinicals, I found that I didn't like either. Now after 32 years, I've been a Renal RN, Oncology RN, Med-Surg RN, Psych RN and a prison RN. Open your self to try other things. I retired with 28 yrs and Travel. Good Luck.

November 30th, 2022

Keep your head up ! Know your worth and breathe. Try applying at institutions which have new nurse internship programs. When you interview, try to take a breath before you answer any questions and give answers some thought. Keep in mind your own strengths; ie: leading a study group as well as areas you feel you need to get stronger...time management is common with new grads.

November 30th, 2022

Ask about staffing and turnover rates and orientation time and orientation extension and ask what the policy is if the nurse feels she has an unsafe assignment what can she do.

November 30th, 2022

Be flexible, be open to new experiences, sharpen the skills you want to prioritize, meaning, if labor and delivery is your passion, run through your obstetrics medications, side effect, delivery position, bedside intervention for a birthing mom, how to handle fetuses and new born. Review the company before hand to see if their mission coordinate with your morales and value. Be early, your resume should focus on the skills and experience that focus on the job you want.

November 30th, 2022

Go in with confidence, explain why you would be an asset (hard worker, good people skills, good teammate, etc), what it means to you to be a nurse.

November 30th, 2022

In 10 days can happen many things and if you don’t get a job quickly use this free time to study for your next test.

November 30th, 2022

My For interview dress extremely professional. If your goal is to work in specialty area, apply for internships (ex:Critical Care)

November 30th, 2022

Patience, I did not get a job until 6 months after I started to apply. And I had over decade of LPN experience

November 30th, 2022

Take a vacation or a stay-cation. Rest and recharge. Don’t sweat it.

November 30th, 2022

I would start out briefly introducing myself and providing some background information on yourself and why you would be interested in working for the institution. Then I would express your interest in any particular specialty area you were interested in working and ask the employer what their expectations are of you. I would then ask the interviewer what the institution has to offer you and what type of advancements are available while working for the organization.

November 30th, 2022

Research the company you are interviewing for, that way if they ask you questions, you are prepared. Be confident but not cocky in discussing your strengths. Go into a field of nursing that interest you, this way you will be happy and the interviewers will see your passion!

November 30th, 2022

Be honest and convey your love for nursing . It’s not just about the money although that helps , it about care of a human being .

November 29th, 2022

I started interviewing after I took my Nclex and passed my boards. I applied online and did walk in interviews & interviewed with facilities that my professors worked at. Ended up working at a hospital I interviewed at with a walk in & got my specialty!!

November 29th, 2022

Know your interests in the medical field. Be bold and if you're not sure about a certain question just say you don't know. Also have a plan to be something more than just a nurse. Like becoming a NP , CCRNA.The future plans always shows a side of commitment to the interviewer.

November 29th, 2022

Hey! I would recommend using indeed to one: find jobs, and two: search for interview questions on there, specific to the job title i.e. a Registered Nurse. The muse (themuse.com) is also a great website to find common interview questions. Practice the interview questions in a mirror or on camera, that really helps me!

Look up information/background on the company or hospital you're interviewing for and bring it up during the interview! Apply to many hospitals/companies in the specific areas that you want to do. If you get an interview somewhere that you don't really want to work (like a specific department), that's okay, consider doing it, it can help you in the future during the interview for the job you really want. It may take a while to find a job after graduation (it took me about 2 or 3 months since I didn't have much experience) but that's okay, lots of places are hiring new grads :) Hope this helps a little.

November 29th, 2022

Do your research on the company or hospital you’re applying too. Know your worth. Meaning they will say things like we base pay/salary on experience only. Not true this is to low ball you. “Know your worth and what can bring to the table. If they ask what pay you are looking for in the second question, not a place I would want to work at if they’re not looking at my experience or education first. Ask nurse ratios, how many patient or bed on a unit. How long your orientation will be. How many nurses on a unit. Good Luck.

November 29th, 2022

Go straight forward with the questions. Use critical thinking and give insights with your experiences in the clinical area while on duty. Adhere to carative elements and always bear in mind how to be sa safe nurse.

November 29th, 2022

Be early
Be positive
Dress well
Think of 3 stories about u and crowbar them into any question they ask
Also ask them questions
1) do u have staff meetings (it’s a good clue if your voice is heard as an employee)
2) ask how u did or what’s the next step at end -
3) ask about salary - if it’s too little u don’t want to be there - you have value! If they respond about “plugging it into a formula” let them know what your minimal would be

November 29th, 2022

Go go

November 29th, 2022

My suggestion would be to decide what field you want to explore and look for entry level jobs in that field.

November 29th, 2022

What I did in my last semester was send a hand written thank you note to all my clinical instructors with my contact info. I collected business cards from the people who I came in contact with during my internships and sent a cover letter as well. That left a good impression.

November 29th, 2022

Past experience is definitely a factor when answering certain questions from interviewers, that's how I answer all questions. I used to be a pharmacy technician and I basically answered all the questions based on my experiences in the pharmacy. If you have no prior work experience, I would suggest relating any question with clinical experience, especially your practicum experience. If you're seeking out a specific specialty I would be patient and look to see if there is a residency program in one of the hospitals in your area that offer a position in your desired unit.

November 29th, 2022

First of all, welcome to nursing and best of luck to you for a great and fulfilling career!

1) Definitely arrive on time, even better is to arrive a few minutes early to go to the restroom, check your hair and makeup, and catch your breath so you appear calm and collected. Smile and be confident but not cocky.

2) You’re a professional so look and dress like one in appropriate business wear; no scrubs, no jeans, no piercings (except modest earrings if you wear them). If you have tattoos make sure they are covered and out of sight. No excessively long fingernails or flashy nail polish. Show your prospective employer that you are a serious, mature and educated individual who can be trusted with the lives of their patients.

3) Bring a portfolio with copies of your resume, college transcripts, and nursing license that you can leave with the interviewer if needed. Proof read everything and check your spelling. Tip: in your question it’s “best advice”, not “best advise”.

4) When asked a question, pause just long enough to formulate your answer without “ya know”, “uh”, or conventional slang. If you don’t know an answer, don’t try to fake it. Emphasize your strengths and don’t focus on or apologize for your weaknesses. What you don’t know should be framed as learning opportunities. Try not to speak too fast and do enunciate clearly. Don’t hesitate to request to have the interviewer re-phrase a question if it isn’t clear to you.

November 29th, 2022

Your college of nursing is usually have a vested interest in getting you hired into a good position because their data needs to show 90-100% placement of graduates. Just one of the ways they market the great results of their program. They should be highly motivated to help you with “professional development” to develop a resume and practice interviewing, etc. Start there and if you are working with recruiters utilize their services because, again they a fully vested into you doing well to achieve a great job. The recruiters make money based upon your results.

November 29th, 2022

First, Congratulations!

Second, welcome to the career of Nursing. I know that it has its challenges, but after 30 years of nursing I still cannot imagine a more rewarding career.

Third, and to your question, to give you perspective on my advice, I have been in management for 20 years of my career. I have hired, oriented, coached and advised nurses for a while now. An entry level nurse is just that, a nurse without experience. Do a little homework and research your desired employers. Glassdoor is a good site to see anonymous employee feedback about employers. Choose an employer that supports graduate nurses. It has been my experience that hospitals tend to hire new graduates and provide extended training, education and support; teaching hospitals even more so. Even if this is not your 'dream position', know that advanced and specialty positions require some experience, so think of your first position as a 'stepping stone' and commit to at least one year in your 1st position. Hopefully, the employer you choose will also have opportunities for advancement into the specialty in which your wish to grow.

I wish you the best of luck as you enter one of the noblest professions!

November 29th, 2022

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Please don’t be discouraged. Just become more determined and keep applying. Other things to do are have a professional refine your resume, practice interviewing, network network network. And if possible find out the managers name of the unit you are applying to. This way you can address him or her specifically on the cover letter. Hope this helps.

Nurse Michele

November 29th, 2022

Keep your head up and mind open. Where was your senior practicum?
Would your preceptor write you a letter of recommendation?

November 29th, 2022

Relax your senses .Savor the moments and make out the best of your remaining days until graduation with your classmates and colleagues because after the graduation it will be the hunting time for a job.Just be yourself,have confidence and be honest to yourself in this way you could nail the interview.

November 29th, 2022

I will look start practicing & have someone coach me w/ questionnaire.

November 29th, 2022

My best advise is to make sure that you know who you are going to work for. As a new graduate you'll need support with your new job functions and a true mentor/preceptor that is willing to aid you when needed. It will take approximately 3-6 months to get a stable grounding between theory and actually treating patients with diagnosis, assessment, planning, and follow-up interventions. During your interview, make sure to ask who is available for your support, which technological systems are used, and having access to Up-to-date, as well as Epocrates. Know whether there is a gradual increase to patients or will you need to be proficient in some areas prior to working with the company. Take a few classes prior to being hired in Urgent Cares in I+D, suturing, and wound care to familiarize yourself with these procedures that may be required of you. You'll do fine as long as you continue with confidence and utilizing your support systems when needed.

November 29th, 2022

Be open to nurse externships with various shifts and specialities. If you have an opportunity to do critical care , it’s a good choice. Opens more doors once you get experience. Good luck and congratulations 😊

November 29th, 2022

Right now healthcare is very focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. If you have experiences in these values I would express them during the interview process. I have served on a panel hiring staff nurses, and this was a definite factor in hiring, especially when candidates had similar qualifications. Also, get the hospital’s mission statement and try to tie this into your answers.

November 29th, 2022

Carring patients its number one roll, communication with patients and staa

November 29th, 2022

One good chance of obtaining a job is right where you're working or close by, if feasible. Try exploring options by talking to your current manager/director or a manager in a department nearby and asking about their residency program for new RNs. If not possible or you simply want to seek elsewhere, contact your new resident friends who may be in placements elsewhere and know of opportunities. Are you wanting to get into a new residency program? Apply to hospitals offering new grad residency programs. Your school can be a good resource for obtaining hospital names with new residency programs.

November 29th, 2022

It's the best to apply after your
test

November 29th, 2022

And the main things while interviewing is focus on the questions , proper outcomes with good answers, well grooming, punctuality, and being simple instead of nervousness, show a positivity with your smartness or a smile.

November 29th, 2022

Explain why you are interested in the specialty you are applying for. Ask questions about their on boarding and training program. Be humble and let them know things you exceled at but also things you are interested in learning. I denied hiring a nurse who was a former LVN, she could not articulate the difference in being an LVN and RN. "Its all the same, I just push IVS now." That maybe true, but that made her look unteachable.
If you are doing a preceptorship, reach out to the manager/director on that floor and have your preceptor put in a good word. Since you know the floor and hospital, they will be more likely to hire you.
Good luck

November 29th, 2022

Sit down and write out specific experiences you had with actual patients during nursing school that you can use for interview questions that may come up. Ie situations that challenged you, where you learned something new in the clinical setting, where you had a problem and how you solved it, where you showed leadership, a time you took initiative. Most interview questions are “tell me about a time…” related, although you haven’t worked as an RN yet, they will appreciate you being able to answer at least some of these questions with experiences you had in clinicals. It allows them to see how engaged you were at the bedside and what kind of nurse they can expect you to be.

Make sure you highlight how you plan to practice SAFELY. You still have so much to learn as a nurse (we all do), but what you should have already going in, is the ability to provide safe care and know your limitations and how to seek out the things you don’t know.

Good luck! And welcome to the official nurse family!

November 29th, 2022

Be prepared to express your passion as a nurse...

The more passion the interviewers see the more likely they will consider you.

Try to focus your choices of where to interview based on what you feel your calling is in nursing.

If you are trying to get into a competitive hospital nurse job - the best way to get in is through a New Grad Nursing Residency Program. However this means more schooling, but I would rather do that than being worried or nervous when you are on your own as a nurse.

Google or other internet browser search "New Grad Residency Program"
There should be plenty of choices available.

If you are not interested in more schooling. Apply to Home Health Jobs.
Nursing homes often are less competitive when it comes to hiring.

School Nursing is another option. Certain school districts are low on nursing staff - there is a relatively high demand..

Hope this helps and gives you an idea of the variety of options you have.

Wish you success....

November 29th, 2022

Put your resume on indeed and go to as many interviews as possible so you can get the feel of the questions and become a pro until you find the job you really like. Dress very professionally and send a thank you card right away no matter how good or bad you did. Good luck. Don.t work for the State it's the fastest way to lose your license.

November 29th, 2022

My best advise for interviewing ,It is the good way to know or enhance the knowledge of the participants. While practicing in the particular subject.

November 29th, 2022

There are some places that they hire graduate nurses that has not taken the RN boards but to get in to new grad program you need to passed the licensure exam. There are many companies that hire new grads if you are within 6 months- 1 year of passing the boards. I suggest you focus on your NCLEX for now and apply as soon as you get your license. When it comes to interviews focus on examples and situations that you have encountered in the past. Most of the interview questions nowadays are based on situations and behaviors. Hope that helps. Good luck.

November 29th, 2022

Be confident in your ability to learn. Accept that you do not know how to be a nurse yet and embrace your willingness to learn. Sell you ability to work as a strong team member and reliability. Present a positive attitude. We don't want to hear that you think another facility is better but they aren't hiring. Know information about the facility you are applying to. What drew you to apply at that specific location and department ?.

November 29th, 2022

Let the world know you are looking for a job :). Reach out to all your friends and relatives. Apply to all places online.

November 29th, 2022

Congratulations on your achievements! During interviews, I think being open and honest about your strengths and weaknesses you have identified so far during school and clinicals would be the best route. Demonstrate with your responses that you are open to new experiences and to continuing to learn new things every day. Let them know that you will welcome constructive criticism and be open to working in different settings. You will learn so much more in the workplace than any classroom can teach you no matter how great your instructors are. Also you should be willing compromise on the shift you are wanting when you first begin your career. Almost everyone wants to work day shift so those positions are are usually filled up by the employees who have already been there for a while. Weigh the pay rate and other benefits of potential employers before making a final decision, because there is some truth to the statement that it’s the same situation everywhere you go and every facility deals with the same problems (research the employee/ex-employee ratings the facility has earned, most job search sites include those ) Good luck in your future endeavors! The fact that you have come this far is proof you have what it takes to succeed.

November 29th, 2022

Make sure that you dress up for your interview. Even if it is virtual. Be Enthusiastic. Be open to all possibilities. You may not get into the specialty that you have been thinking about while you were in school. You will not get your dream job right out of the gate. Be patient.

November 29th, 2022

Think

November 29th, 2022

My best advice to you would be to find programs for newly graduate nurses that are specifically for new graduates as they will not only provide an easier avenue into more disciplines of nursing, but they'll provide more of a robust training program. I also advise that you never ask about salary prior to receiving an offer, and above all, please do your research on any prospective companies and come prepared to ask more about their company and tell them why you're interested based on your research. This has helped me greatly in my career, and I have been an RN for over 11 years. Good luck to you.

November 29th, 2022

Review the jobs you feel you have knowledge base and would grow in and submit your application to only those opportunities.

November 29th, 2022

self therapy practice of opposite of psychology because chaplain nurses can get away with it legally over management and candidacy

November 29th, 2022

When interviewing be yourself! As far as answering the questions, think patient safety, try and order events in order of priority when doing task, remember that you can delegate task to people who are well versed in the area you are delegating. Always be open to learning new things!

November 29th, 2022

1) Be on time for the interview.
2) Dress to impress even if it is by Zoom.
3) Don’t forget to wear a smile.
4) Practice typical interview questions (Indeed has some on their website.)
5) Do some research on the potential employers before you interview.

November 29th, 2022

Be confident and practice your interviewing skills

November 29th, 2022

Well first and foremost, congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself because nursing school is no walk in the park! When it comes to interviewing, the best advice I can give is be confident. Be proud of being a nurse and show the interviewer why you are the best choice. Also, I would practice some answers or jot down some notes about why you want this position, why you would make a good fit, the values/mission statement of the facility and how they align with your values, etc. I also think of an interview as a two way street too; you need to determine if the facility/job will be a good fit for you. You can ask questions like how does training and onboarding look like, what are the opportunities for growth in this job, or what does the day to day role of the position you're applying for look like. You got this!

November 29th, 2022

Focus on what you have to offer the facility such as nursing skills, dependability, compassion, integrity, etc. Those hiring are interested in knowing that prospective employees are more focused on what they will be contributing to the workplace rather than what they will be receiving. Ask salary, vacation, and benefit questions after focusing on what you have to offer them.

November 29th, 2022

Remember that your resume gets you the interview. The interview gets the job. Dress professionally for the interview. If someone comes to an interview dressed nicely it tells me that they really want the job and are willing to put in some effort. Be prepared with 2-3 questions to ask about the job or the facility. This also shows that you put some time into preparing for the interview.

November 29th, 2022

Consider being a Nurse Coach

November 29th, 2022

It’s very important to establish confidence and the understanding of why you desire to be a Nurse. It’s also important to stress the experience that was provided throughout Nursing school and clinical rotations.

November 29th, 2022

Be yourself. Know the mission and company values. Have a few school clinical examples about patient care experiences in your pocket. These examples could translate to different interview questions and by using the STAR method could put you a leg up. Be confident and demonstrate willingness to learn.

November 29th, 2022

The best advice I could offer you is to write down what you expect in your nursing career. You won’t be able to have specifics about staffing etc so don’t stress yourself out about whether or not you can do it. Protect your license at all costs; if your feel unsafe and you think it would put the patient at risk, don’t do it. Remember you are your patient’s advocate. Stay positive during your interview. I think the academy nursing is a great start for new nurses. I do not suggest trying to “wing it”. Don’t be afraid of change if you find yourself unhappy in a specialty.

November 29th, 2022

Dress up appropriately. Have a clear goal and reason for applying for this position. Show confidence when answering questions.

November 29th, 2022

Take time and take a job that you have passion for. Make sure you receive proper training. Get familiar with the facilities policies, they are usually different from facility to facility. Use your education training you learned in school, don’t take short cuts.

November 29th, 2022

Looking for new opportunities, where I can grow and learn.

November 29th, 2022

Stay confident! Know your WHY! They will always ask why you want to position. Knowing and being firm in your why will show your confidence. Also practice common interview questions with your answers so that you are not stumped when they start throwing all the questions your way.

November 29th, 2022

First off, congratulations!!! My best advice is look up most common interview questions and think about your answer. Sometimes if they ask a question about a situation you haven’t dealt with just say that. Ask them questions like “What’s your patient ratio?” “Who would be my direct supervisor?” Etc talk to them like you already got the job and your confident. What landed me my first nursing job was emailing the interviewer saying “Thank you so much for the interview.” Bla bla and ended with “I hope to work with you soon!” My former manager said no one does that and it stood out to her enough to hire me. Hope this helps. :)

November 29th, 2022

Start applying. Most hospitals will consider you and will let you start working as a student once you have your provisional license.

November 29th, 2022

At first it was very hard for me to find a job so honestly I applied everywhere!! I started at a pediatric primary care office and then eventually moved to dialysis which is my dream job! All you have to be is enthusiastic! I was very bubbly and showed them I am confident even though inside I was dying! I thought I would never get to work anywhere it was so tough but now I am a charge nurse of my dialysis program and I get to float around to practically any hospital that is contracted by the company I work in! You will find a job 100% may not be your dream job at first but you can work towards it! Just be yourself and do your research on the company or hospital you applied to and impress them by telling them about it!

November 29th, 2022

Remember that you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. Don't take the first job offer because it is a job offer. If the environment isn't a fit for you, you are in for a world of misery until you can find a different workplace.

November 29th, 2022

Let them know that you really want to work on this particular unit and why, and this is where your heart has guided you. This is not “just another job” for you. At the end of your interview tell them that if they hire you, they will get 100% and beyond from you. And dress up, looking sharp and polished commands their attention and helps them remember you.

November 29th, 2022

Get licensed...take any old RN job...get CA license and take a job w/Kaiser Permanente in CA.

November 29th, 2022

Practice! Role play with a friend if you can - maybe a nursing student friend? BEST advice - interview at a job you don't necessarily want first, and second and maybe even third - just for the practice! PREPARE!!! Have thigs written out; strengths, weaknesses, areas of interest. Have your resume and notes in front of you. Remember - you are interviewing them as well. Have questions prepared.

November 29th, 2022

Graduated and 10 yrs experience

November 29th, 2022

Start with a major health system that has a nursing residency. They give you amazing hands on training. A big system ensures you can move departments if you don't like what you are doing after your first year. Keep in mind-- we are in the midst of a MASSIVE nursing shortage. Trust me-- they need you more than you need them. Keep that in mind!

November 29th, 2022

Be honest. “ No I haven’t done this or that but we practiced it in lab and I’m sure that after I orient, I will be able to perform that task.”

November 29th, 2022

I would say you will probably get more interviews after you obtain your license. I didn’t apply to jobs until I took the NCLEX. If you pass on the first try like I did, then apply for jobs right away. If you need to retake the exam hold off on applying for jobs. That’s the best suggestion I can give. Hope this helps.

November 29th, 2022

Be prepared. Exude confidence, and be honest.

November 29th, 2022

Be passionate and positive about what you are looking in a job, wanting to learn new skills, team work, helping patients. What is your goal for the next 5 years, where you want to be, like moving up to the leather, management or continue your education.

November 29th, 2022

Are you graduating from nursing school, or did you go back to get a Bachelors?

My honest opinion would be to study for your NCLEX. You have to pass before you can work as a nurse. It will be easier to find a job if you have an active license.

November 29th, 2022

Hi while you were doing your senior practicum hopefully you were networking and showing your preceptor and the facility what awesome skills you have. If not you still have time - seek the manager/s out that you interacted with and let them know that you are ready for the next step and that you are flexible and trainable. In the interview talk about what you can bring to the institution as a new graduate and the skills that you have developed.

November 29th, 2022

Do your research before going in. Companies like that you know what they are about. Write down questions before hand. Sell yourself but also be aware of your weakness and strategies to improve them. Don’t just jump at first thing. Pray about it .Happy job search.

November 29th, 2022

Be honest about when you graduate and focus on the areas of your strength from school and any past experience. Apply to all jobs, don't be discouraged by what they are asking for. Sometimes they will hire for personality fit rather than experience especially if you demonstrate that you are teachable and willing to learn.

November 29th, 2022

Find a hospital near where you live and see what the options are in what departments. See if they will hire you prior to taking boards if not give them the date. Get your foot in the door then you can change areas in the future.

November 29th, 2022

Hang in there! I didn’t get a job until about a month after graduating and know how stressful it was with everyone else talking about the jobs they already had lined up. Just keep applying, even to jobs that might not be your first choice, you may end up loving it and at the very least you’ll have learned a lot and will have some experience under your belt. For interviewing, do your research about common nursing interview questions and have some examples ready to go. Draw from your clinical experiences, experiencing works in groups, etc. Employers are looking for team players that are willing to learn. Good luck!!

November 30th, 2022

Start with med /surg

November 29th, 2022

Learn to spell correctly. For instance, advise in this context should be spelled "advice."