I had my 2nd hospital interview today since taking NCLEX right out of school last June. Never in my wildest dreams did think it would be this difficult to get a hospital based job when I went back to school for my RN 5 years ago. Nor did any of us I'm sure. I was very surprised by one of the statements the director made during my interview about 30 minutes in. He said he was not too worried about the new grad aspect of it because that can be learned and he doesn't mind training new grads/nurses, but rather it was the attitude/s he was trying to get a feel for, because those typically cannot be changed. I tried to answer all the questions being shot at me and did the best I could during the whole process, to express my love for nursing and patient interaction. My interview was almost twice as long as the person before me at 45 mins, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed to hear something good next week. He said he liked my persistence since I called him almost everyday, after having to cancel an interview due to illness 2 weeks prior, so I'm hoping it paid off. If not I have another interview next week, but as it usually goes this is the position I want the most.