Graduate Nursing Interviews – Grad Nurse Success Series

High Performance Nursing

Graduate Nursing Interviews – Grad Nurse Success Series

May 31, 2023

Graduate Nursing Interviews – Grad Nurse Success Series

Welcome to another episode of Graduate Nurse Series Success, where I share insights and strategies to help you ace your graduate nursing interviews. In this live session on Instagram, I’ve answered some questions from my followers.

Receiving an interview offer is a reason to celebrate because it means you’ve already made a positive impression with your application. Remember, nursing panels don’t invite just anyone, so when you get that notification, remind yourself that you’re already 70% of the way there.

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To learn more about the specific questions asked by my followers in this live session, I invite you to listen to the full episode. It’s packed with valuable information that will further enhance your interview preparation.

Key takeaways:

01:46 – Celebrating the Interview Offer and The Interview Process from Start to Finish

04:22 – The Importance of Preparation

09:43 – How do you not forget everything you’ve ever done on placement on the spot? Will you do that? 

14:33 – What type of scenarios might they ask us about? 

15:14 – Two types of scenarios in the interview

17:36 – Is having a portfolio important?

20:24 – Maximizing Opportunities and Strategies in Post-Interview Phase

25:22 – What are your favorite questions to ask the panel?

32:38 – Is there anything to be careful of with group interviews? 

34:53 – Any tips not to go blank in the interview?

39:23 – Is it okay to ask the panel to rephrase the question? 

41:54 – Is it okay to bring a notepad and jot down parts of the question?

46:58 – Are there questions along the lines of what policy of the healthcare facility aligns with our values potentially?

47:49 – Do you use the STAR framework in your program? 

50:50 – How long is an interview typically?

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