I graduated in May 2013 and I'm still looking for my first RN job. I've had a good number of interviews, but have not had any offers so far. I've noticed that if it's not a new grad program, a lot of hospitals will use 3 interviews - one with a unit manager, one with HR, and one with a panel of nurses.
I interviewed with a hospital back in December, but only completed the manager interview. She's the first person to show me some real interest, and I think I'd have the job if her interview was the only one. I have the HR and the nurse panel interview coming up, and I'm getting pretty nervous. This is my last opportunity for now, until something else comes up, so I'm really hoping this will be the one that will work out.
In this kind of interview format, who has the most input? If something goes wrong with the HR or panel interviews and they don't think I should be offered a job, would the manager have the final decision, or would someone else? I'm trying to stay positive that it will all go well, but it would be great to have a better understanding of the process/reasoning behind why interviews are done this way (other than offering differing perspectives/opinions on a candidate). Thanks in advance!