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- Oct 17, '10 by hotfishnurseI had my interview last week as well... and I think it wasn't as scary as I thought before. I did prepare many questions which I found online, but I think they don't ask all candidates the same questions.... My suggestions is just be sincere and be yourself... They give you time to think about answers and if you don't understand their questions, just ask!! All interviewers are very nice and kind. Good luck to everyone!!
- Oct 18, '10 by BamBam87316I agree with you all about the interview questions. My questions were different from the ones posted above, so they must change them up a bit with each person. I think the most important thing is to be yourself. I am sure they realize how difficult it is to answer some of the questions on the spot. Anyway, good luck to everyone!! I guess its just a waiting game now.
- Oct 19, '10 by summermHey, my name is Summer and I applied for the pediatrics track. I had my interview last week and was just glad to come up with an answer to each of the scenario questions! hehe. There are no perfect answers! Just be yourself. I hope that I get in! I am from Mississippi but my family lives in Nashville so it would be perfect!
- Oct 24, '10 by nurseman78Hi guys, I'm Sam, from Utah. I have an interview for the Adult Critical Care track on Nov. 1st. I'm pumped! Gonna' be sweet. I was honestly surprised to get an interview, as all of my actual work experience has been in home health and hospice. I think they look at the whole picture, including your written statements. I also put that I want to be an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner eventually, so maybe that held some weight as they have an ACNP program there?? Not sure.
I know some people have posted about what is required to get an interview and all, so I'll just state what I had when I applied.
GPA: 3.7 cum, 4.0 nursing school
Preceptorship: Thoracic ICU in Level 1 Trauma Center
Nursing Program: ADN
Work Experience: 2+ years in home health / hospice
Volunteer Experience: I went on a mission for the LDS (Mormon) church from 1998-2000, and have done a few hours heping out in a homeless shelter. Other than that, not much.
At any rate, I'm excited for everyone and hope your interview went/will go great. For those who didn't get accepted, I understand your frustration. I've had my LPN since April, have had a few interviews, but have been turned down for about 10 to 12 jobs around here. I also was rejected by the first nursing school I applied to last year. But I also know that persistence pays off. Keep on applying, stay positive and enjoy the fact that we're all about to eventually embark on a great career as nurses. I know lots of people who would die to get into nursing school. We are all very fortunate.
- Oct 30, '10 by BamBam87316This waiting is driving me crazy!! I was just wondering...did anyone hear how many they were interviewing and how many they are thinking of accepting? When I asked in my interview, they said that they didn't know exactly.
- Oct 30, '10 by summermThey interviewed about 200 and take about 100. For pediatrics, which is what I applied for, they interviewed 60 but were hoping for a smaller group, which I assume is about 30.
- Oct 30, '10 by BamBam87316Thanks for the info! That's actually less than I thought....I was thinking that they interviewed something like 500 or so. Good to know it is not that many! Good luck to you!
- Nov 3, '10 by summermThanks! good luck to you too! they receive probably 400 applications but only interview half. then they divide that by about half for actual positions.
- Nov 3, '10 by redhead_NURSE98!They said it was dependent on the needs of each unit on your particular rotation and they meet with the clinical managers of the units like next week.
- Nov 4, '10 by nurseman78Quote from redhead_girl98That's what they told me too. Just got back Monday from Nashville. What a cool city. Great food, nice people. Vanderbilt is an awesome university, and the med center looks like a great place to work. I could easily get used to living out there.They said it was dependent on the needs of each unit on your particular rotation and they meet with the clinical managers of the units like next week.
We'll see what the next 2 weeks bring. If anything, it was a fun little trip. I might re-apply for the summer cohort if I don't get in this time.