I'm a new grad and went today for what I thought would be an interview with the CNO after meeting her last week on a cold call (front desk lady remembered me from a job fair 2 months ago and let me back to see her). However it was actually the CNO, the HR mgr. and the nursing mgr. who all interviewed me (is this a panel interview?) They said they would get back to me on Monday with a decision and then the HR mgr called me 2 hrs later and asked if I could come next Wed (today is Thurs) and shadow a floor nurse for 1 1/2 hrs. She said afterwards I would sit down and meet with them again and talk. I of course said absolutely, but I'm wondering what are they hoping to find out after an hour and a half of shadowing? I presume they want to know if I think I will be able to handle a 7-10 pt ratio and if I get along well with other staff members, since we discussed those topics in my interview. So what else could they learn from such a short time of shadowing, or is this just a formality? I've searched through the forums and can't find many threads that pertain to my situation.