I will be graduating in May with my ADN. I have been an LPN on an acute care telemetry floor at a small hospital for 8 years. Today, I had an interview at the same hospital in outpatient care. I don't know how it went, but the manager was not kidding when she said it would be casual. Her and another nurse on the floor took me into a room where someone had been preparing Nurses' day gifts, so things had to be moved off the chairs to sit down.
I had studied interview questions, but it was nothing like that. They ask what I knew about their unit and filled in what I did not know. She explained that there was no one my age on the unit (I am 35), they have a very low turn around, hardly ever have open position and everyone has been there over 12 years. I did hand her my resume and references at the end. She looked it over and commented about my nursing school 4.0 gpa. I told her that I owe my gpa to the experience that I have as a LPN.
There was not anything that stood out bad, it was just very vague and informal. I did not feel interview grilled at all. It felt like a conversation. So now I want to write a thank you. I am going to email her because she emailed me several times before the interview. During the interview she explained that it is a busy floor with a wide spectrum of patient and that my be difficult for a new grad. I want to address this because I don't feel that I did during the interview.
How is this for a rough draft: Thank you for meeting with me today. I appreciated the time you took to tell me about your unit and your needs for a nurse. I can understand your hesitancy to look at a new RN for your unit, but I hope you will find my LPN experience as useful. I think that you will find my experience has taught me organization and time management skill. I look forward to talking with again and please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have.