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- Feb 24, '12 by CalincaWelcome murse! Try not to think to much about it now, but easier said than done, right? I'm sure you did just fine!
- Feb 24, '12 by CalincaDo you guys know if the interviewers are professors of the candidate's track or is it mix and match?
- Feb 24, '12 by murse practitionerthey actually didn't ask me to tell them about myself. I got a lot of the personal stuff across. I mostly feel that I wasn't given the chance to really go into my job and the work I do with patients. I spoke a lot of connecting with my study participants but not really about what I actually do with them. I just wish that I'd said more!
- Feb 25, '12 by NursePracHereIcomeOh ok. The idea that you are conducting studies is impressive. Which track did you apply to?
- murse, did you feel you had to be concise when answering questions or you're saying that they just didn't ask you very detailed aspects of your work?
- Feb 25, '12 by pooja88Hi guys,
I received the date for my interview a few days ago...next Saturday, exactly one week from today. As much as I'm trying to prepare answers to all of the standard questions, I'm still nervous. I'm a talker, and I have a lot to say. I'm worried though that I won't be able to concisely get it all across.
I'm also having difficulty finding a good example of a situation in which I encountered a conflict and how I resolved it. It's funny, I've experienced a ton of conflicts...but nothing that I feel will relate to nursing! Any ideas would help.
The same night that I received my interview date, I got some really devastating news about some personal stuff (that I thought I was done dealing with). I've had a pretty terrible week and my brain is muddled. I know that this is the opportunity of a lifetime but I can't even think straight right now! I hope I don't let this all get the better of me. Anyhow, if anyone has additional questions that they encountered during their interviews, it would be great to list a few...I've prepared for a lot of questions but I don't know if they are even relevant. Will we be asked about what we hope to contribute to the field of nursing, or what types of values do we want to use to guide our practices?
Thanks for all of the info and the support! Wishing everyone the best of luck in this process and I'm crossing my fingers for everyone who has shared their story on this forum.
- Let's discuss, Pooja! Are you up for it?
I have been thinking about the conflict part as well. Funny though, is that I only had one "real" conflict so it's the one I'm going to have to use. The conflict was with a classmate that during labs started yelling at me because I was doing things too slow: mind you, she was repeating the couse and I was super worried that I was going to do something wrong after all the warnings that the TA had mentioned. It was a bacterial genetics lab, and I was extracting DNA which is super sensitive. I was quadruple checking every step of the way, making sure I wasn't contaminating my sample and she was just getting more and more upset with me because "she already knew it all". I was behaving very sheepish and trying to be nice but she was such a bully that I had to stop and say: "look, you don't know me, please stop". And she didn't. By this time, the whole classroom was looking in disbelief. I was shocked. I left the room to talk to the TA and she said "don't worry, that girl has issues" and I started to cry because I couldn't belive what was happening. It was surreal, I never seen a person react like she did. I was embarassed. We scalated it to the professor who was teaching the other lab room. He asked if I wanted to move to his room and I did.
NOW - that is for you to understand what happened. If I use this example, I'm going to be really brief without actually saying how much I dislike the girl (hahaha). I also have to take into consideration the resolution of it all, was it ideal? Or was it avoidance? I believe I should mention something: I did this, but this is what I learned from the incident and this is what I would do different.
Pooja, let me know if you need help with anything, if you want to vent, or whatever. I hope that you can get over the stuff that is happening now and can be your best at your interview. Not a good timing for this to happen, but you need to try to put this aside and focus. Bad things are going to happen in the future and you need to be strong now and learn. If you need to talk, just let me know.
- Feb 25, '12 by pooja88Calinca,
I'd love to exchange e-mails or something and get in touch to talk interview stuff! We could go over questions and things like that; it's always good to work with others and collaborate!
I can't do direct messages because I don't have enough threads...am I allowed to post my e-mail on here?
And it's really funny, I have a similar story in general (probably not one that affected me as much, but like, a very similar incident that happened in class this quarter, except that it didn't escalate!).
- Feb 25, '12 by NursePracHereIcomePooja and calinca, I too have a similar conflict story
- I sent you a PM with my email!