One of the best ways you can prepare for an interview is to practice your answers to some of the most common nursing interview questions. Although no two interviews are exactly the same, most nurse managers ask many of the same types of questions. Getting your thoughts together and ideas of how to answers these questions ahead of time will help you appear confident and prepared during the interview process. Nursing Interview Questions Some of the questions you will most likely encounter at any … [Read more...] about Nursing Interview Questions and Tips
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and agreed to answer a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery. What made you decide to pick labor and delivery as a nursing specialty and what inspires you to stay? “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was 10 years old. In the 70’s, nurses didn’t have to go to … [Read more...] about Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife: Risa Rispoli, BSN, RN, RM, CNM
Guest Blogger: Joe Whyte Taking the time to look your absolute best for your job can create short term and long term benefits for your life. People who dress professionally and maintain their appearance project confidence, leadership, intelligence and a healthy degree of attractiveness in the eyes of any beholder. Not only are these theories supported by anecdotal evidence but by studies. Dr. Frank Bernieri, an associate professor of psychology at Oregon State University, recently … [Read more...] about Dressing to Impress and How That Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Professional Career
Back in 1999, the “interview process” for nurses was easy. Jobs were abundant, and so many employers wanted nurses with ANY level of experience, that the interview process could pretty much be summed up like this: “Hi, here’s our wonderful unit and wonderful staff! Please come join us; we LURRRRV new faces!” Now, not so much. New grads are entering the field during the perfect storm of a bad economy, job shortage, and nurse retirees who are back to work because their retirement portfolios are … [Read more...] about New Grads: Prep for Show Time!
After watching a video at InnovativeNurse.com, I was inspired talk about personal branding for nurses. Personal Branding for Nures Most nurses don’t think of themselves a brand. I get this. Historically nurses have been able to find work with little difficulty. However, in recent years the nursing shortage seems to be receding and more and more nurses are finding it difficult to secure and maintain work. Personally, I didn’t think of myself as a brand until I started blogging. I didn't … [Read more...] about Why Personal Branding is Important for Nurses