I recently got turned down in an RN new grad program due to freezing up on a couple of questions. It was on a med-surg floor and they gave me two scenarios where I had to read the question (think like a normal nursing school
test question) and had to explain them what the patient was presenting and what would I do as a nurse.
Needless to say, I froze up because I didn't expect anything like that. I prepared myself with the "typical" nurse interview questions. They basically wanted me to say things like what the expected Dx would be, what labs would I expect, what would my priority assessment/actions would be, what diagnostic tests, what medicines would I expect the Dr. to order... all that jazz. I answered the questions, but only after they "walked" me through. I left the interview feeling defeated and knew I did horribly. Of course I didn't get the job.
Has anyone else experienced questions like that before? Any advice for how I can prepare for another interview? I may possibly have another interview soon, but my previous experience makes me nervous. I feel like there is no real way to prepare yourself for questions like that other than really know your nursing stuff.
Any advice at all would be appreciated!