Was extremely stupid in answering interview question

  1. Hello all,

    Have you ever been to an interview as an experienced nurse and got stuck on a basic question and couldn't answer to the full potential? Whether it be due to nerves or just distant memory...it surely is embarrassing.
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Deekay8
    Hello all,

    Have you ever been to an interview as an experienced nurse and got stuck on a basic question and couldn't answer to the full potential? Whether it be due to nerves or just distant memory...it surely is embarrassing.
    Yep. Nerves. Or else the question is SO basic that your thinking about it is automatic and you cannot pull out the steps in your thinking. You just know. You look at a patient circling the drain and you just know -- you're automatically putting their head up so they can breathe better or down because they're hypotensive, and ticking off boxes in your mental checklist, but when someone ASKS you how you knew what to do, you can't answer them because you just knew.

    Embarrassing, yes. But human.

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