I have my FIRST interview on Friday after graduating last May (yayyyyy finally!!!) and am preparing myself for every question possible. I have been on interviews for other types of jobs (part-time retail, CNA, nurse tech, PCA, etc) and I ALWAYS get asked why I chose that hospital and that unit. I have no problem answering the hospital question, but I want advice on the unit.
The interview is for a regular med/surg unit. Do I want to work in med/surg forever? Nope. I eventually want to end up in labor and delivery. But a lot of hospital want acute care experience, thus applying for med/surg jobs. What is a good way to answer this quesiton? Do I let them know that I eventually want to be an L&D nurse (gladly at the same hospital, too!) and that I'm using med/surg as an introduction to the nursing world and a stepping stone to my chosen field, or what?