New AN member here. I'm a new grad. Graduated this past May. I have read many posts on AN about job offers and how every institution is different than another, when it comes to hiring and making a decision.
I had an interview with the Nurse recruiter/HR and then a few weeks later was called back in to have my 2nd interview with the Nurse Manager on the floor. It was actually a panel interview, with the Manager, the Nurse educator and another staff member. I then had a 3rd interview with 2 of the staff RNs working on the floor, that same day. I understand that even though an interview goes "really well, and they really liked me," it is possible to not get hired. However, it seems to me that in my situation I really do feel that they admired me.
Every answer that I gave they thoroughly enjoyed and actually smiled at one another. They even said "yup, that's exactly what a X nurse would say. You have the mentality of a X nurse!" That is just one of the things that happened during my interview. It even seemed like more of a casual discussion at one point, because I found them laughing and genuinely were enjoying my interview with them. I literally poured out my passion about wanting this position so bad. I think they really picked up on it.
Well, it's been one month since that 2nd interview. I knew that there were many candidates for this position and that she would be very busy conducting interviews etc. I called the Nurse manager 2 weeks after my interview, because 1 week after would not have been possible, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
So, I called her 2 weeks after the interview. She answered. When I told her that it was me, she immediately said "HI! OH YES!" and proceeded to tell me details about what is currently going on and how she thinks it's only fair to give other candidates time to interview with her and whatnot. She then ended the phone call saying "Do not worry. I definitely did not forget about you!!!"
Fast forward another week after that call. Nothing. And another week. Nothing. I called again her office. She picked up. Long story short, she said that her schedule's been so busy because of all the interviews and her hands have been "tied," she even said that she wished the next steps of the process would go by faster too. She told me that she just got in contact with HR and by the end of next week, I should expect a call from them, especially after she gets that final call from HR in the beginning of next week.
My stomach is turning! LOL! I am very religious and pray every single day. I have been on many other interviews ever since I graduated, (probably more than my fellow nursing classmates) but never got through to receive an offer. This time it feels a little different. I know that I shouldn't rely on this one position. The job hunt still continues for me.
Has anyone experienced something like this? Is it possible to hear back after a month (maybe more than a month), just to receive a rejection or offer? Please, I would love to hear your stories and experiences. Thank you in advance! SORRY this was long too!