I'm a new grad and recently applied for a job position. At the end of the application there was a simulation program in which questions were prompted based on "real" nursing situations. Example of the types of questions include things like (making up the question) "You're nearing the end of a busy shift when a co-worker approaches you and asks you to pick up a medication from the pharmacy downstairs. You tell the nurse you will do it after you finish documenting. Then another co-worker comes over and says there are 2 admits to the unit and you are taking 1 of them. What are the best and worst things to do in this situation?" Then 5 or so options are listed and include things like, "Work over-time to get the job done." "Contact a manager." Etc.
As a new graduate I have not had an opportunity have much experience beyond my clinical rotations.
I went through some of the threads about interviewing and saw the situational and behavioral interview questions and answers. But these are more case specific than just "Describe a situation where you had to make a difficult choice". Etc.
Does anyone know where guidance to how to handle these situations and answer these type of questions can be found? Thank you!