Hey everyone, i have been a frequent 'reader' on this site and now i feel like i have become a victim to one of the problems frequently listed on this site. I got my first interview as a new grad last week. It went great ! I repeat it went great ! The nurse recruiter was impressed! and so was the nurse manager ! I interviewed with each of them. I was not too nervous so my mind was 'clear' and i was able to answer all questions effectively. At the end of the interview the nurse manager told me she will def. email me dates to come shadow with a nurse to get a headstart. She didnt 'officially' offer me the job but i didnt bother to confirm b/c i thought it was obvious i had nailed this one. long story short... the following week i receive an email from the recruiter saying they cannot offer me the job b/c the feedback gotten from the unit i interviewed on was that my critical thinking skills were not up to the level required for the residency prog...I was in shock! I emailed the nurse manager whom i had interviewed with and she tld me I did really well with the qns, esp. the clinical qns , but the next interviewee who came in after me was just more 'qualified' and more 'prepared' ... I have put my nclex studying prog on pause for a day to figure out exactly , how i would have appeared more 'qualified' , what i shld have said or not said, b/c i honestly dnt knw how differently i would have tackled that interview. I am almost havin a migraine thinkin about all this.
Please any advise wld be much appreciated. i knw i am ranting but i hope some1 out there understands my situation.