Ugh, I just feel sick about this! I sort of knew ahead of time that the interview would be your basic "what strengths do you have/what are your biggest concerns about being a graduate student" etc type stuff but I do NOT do well in interviews and I feel like I totally blew it! I actually blathered on for probably nearly ten minutes on the question "what are your biggest strengths as a nurse" and went all over the place from talking about taking a holistic approach to something about being manipulated by patients with borderline personalities (?!?!?) to my LACK of med surg experience. At some point I realized I really had no idea what I was trying to get across but of course I couldn't just stop talking. My interviewer's face was clearly confused/incredulous as I tried desperately to be articulate. Ugh! This isn't just me being afraid I came across badly, I know when I nail interviews and I most decidedly bungled this one. I feel like crying! It's been two days now and I just can't stop thinking about it even though I am really, really trying.
I still think my chances are good since there are not many of us applying to the program but I feel like I came across as so...mental! I hope they were able to tell it's mostly nerves. The rest of my admission materials should be pretty strong. I think I probably put myself near the bottom of the pool with my interview though!