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Are you specialized in a particular area, i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, geriatric, or women's health?
Advice
The interviewer is asking this question to hear more about your background and passion. If you are applying for a position that you don't have much experience in, don't think that you will talk yourself out of a job. Explain to the interviewer what your background is, its similarities to the position you are applying to and how your rotations or background support the position. If you have a broad background of knowledge, share what area interests you most.
Answer examples
"The majority of my clinicals were spent in family health. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with children as well as adults. I feel my time there made me a more rounded clinical nurse."

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User-Submitted Answers

Are you specialized in a particular area, i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, geriatric, or women's health?
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Currently I am a nurse on the ER, I enjoyed my time there, but as you know, this position is a promotion from the ER unit and am looking forward to giving my best effort if hired.
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It has been 5 months since I worked in a speciality area, but I have continued my education through BLS training, IV certification, and online modules through the ANA website.
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I do not have any experience currently in those areas because I am a new grad. However, I am a fast learner and I am motivated to learn as much as I can!
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I have never worked in a specialty area. My experience consists of Rehab, Orthopedics and Urology.
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I have worked in the OR for 4 years and its been since 2.5 years since ive been in my specialty but I left my position to start my maternity leave and continued my APN clinicals right after and completed the program 2013
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I currently work in the OR
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As a graduate nurse, I am yet to work in a specialty area. However, I have had a placement at a neurosurgical ward.
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I am currently working in the ED
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I have never worked in any of those areas.
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Have not had that experience.
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I have not had that experience.
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3 years worked in general operation theatre.
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I am currently employed in SICU
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How would you deal with someone you observed working outside the scope of his/her job?
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Currently working in pre-hospital medicine at a critical care level.
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Strenghts and weaknesses.
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I have 14 years of clinical laboratory experience and I have worked here at wgh since 2013
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I have not worked in these area since clinical in nursing school. However, I am a fast learning.
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I have recent clinical experience this past year in this area.
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Currently working in pacu.
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2 yrs in emergency after that I was moved in ot 7yrs.