I had an interview at a Hospital this morning in Ga for one of their ICU units. Basically the interview went horrible and I was ripped to shreds from the moment they walked in through the door. I was interviewed by two nurses and the director. I went to shake their hand one of the RNs did not even extend to shake my hand upon greeting. The entire interview process made me feel horrible.
My background: I graduated from nursing school with my BSN July 2012. I was an extern (float nurse's aide) from December 2010-last October 2012. I have one year experience as an RN on a med surg ortho/spine surgical unit in a level two trauma hospital. I am chair of shared governance on my floor, and I have also charged quite a few times on my unit.
They told me verbatim that "I have no experience". They implied to me that if I get a job here I need to know how to access a patient which offended me because I felt like they were basically telling me I don't know how to assess a patient which is something all nurses do. They asked me if I had any experience with central lines and foleys. They laughed in my face when I told them my hospital I currently work at has an IV team.
At times I would answer questions they cut me off and even re asked the same question which led me to believe that they were not interested to begin with. I would have personally preferred to receive an automated rejection response from HR than to sit in an interview for 30 minutes and be hazed and asked do I know what I'm getting myself into by coming to work here.
The hospital looked nice on the inside and I really feel bad because I want to learn and grow as a nurse and this is the best hospital to be at. However, I felt degraded and as though I haven't accomplished anything at all. The unit director asked me what was our patient satisfaction scores on the unit I work for. I actually don't know that answer but I know it is accessible to the public if she was curious. I thought the interview was about me not the unit I work for???
The unit director then left in the middle of the interview and let the other two nurses finish. Where is nursing going these days? Why are people so rude? If I met the qualifications for applying for the job and I was offered the interview why was it necessary to bring me in to humiliate me?