I had a PICU interview the other day and they were really trying to discourage me. I got stuff like:
"Have you ever had to confront a doctor over a patient?" I'm like, no, because I do not assume we have an adversarial relationship and I am not on the defensive, but yes, I've had to call and get inappropriate orders changed...
"Are you assertive, cause you have to be?"
"These kids are really sick, can you handle that?"
Another unit manager asked me lot of scenarios and acted them out-that was fun. When I didn't know, I told her this is hard and kept going. She just wanted to see how I reacted I think, didn't expect perfection.
Dress professional, and then let yourself shine through. You are qualified, most probably. So just be enthusiastic and willing to learn. (and assertive and willing to be confrontational! )Yikes, they train us to be sheep in nursing school
and then we gotta spin on a dime and get all assertive as a new grad (thank God!).