RN Residency Interview Prep

โœจ ๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ

A majority of nursing interviews are centered around โ€œtell me about a timeโ€ questions which are essentially scenario questions

#1 Choose scenarios from your experience that showcase qualities of the nurse you aspire to be

#2 After a couple of interviews I noticed that scenario questions are generally centered on 6 topics (in no particular order):ย 

1. patient-centered care

2. evidence-based practice

  1. critical thinking

4. safety 

5. teamwork and collaboration

  1. Prioritization 

#3 have a scenario to answer at least one of these questionsย 

โ€œ tell me about a time you…โ€

1. used critical thinking

2. had a difficult coworker &/or what makes a great team 

3. had a difficult patient

4. were compassionate

  1. had to prioritize & change plan of care
  2. used evidence based practice or a question related to our EBP project
  3. made a mistake

#4 use S. T. A. R format- to answer scenario questions

Situation: *make sure to state which rotation, brief overview of setting 

Task: * what you need to do  

Action: * what you did to complete the task

Result: * can also be what you learned 

#5 if you donโ€™t know or understand the question ask clarifying questions!! It shows the interviewer how you problem solve & can give you better insight on if you are answering their question

Lastly, be present! know your responses well enough, but no need to memorize! All of your quirkiness makes you more personable!! As much as they are interviewing you, you are interviewing them so notice how well you personality matches with theirs โค 

Good luck interviewing!!

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