Yesterday I had my interview and I was totally caught off guard because an interim nurse manager of the NICU and the actual nurse manager of the NICU both interviewed me yesterday. I was not expecting that.
That interview was the hardest interview I had ever gone through in my whole entire life. Harder than the interviews on the medical floor and the surgical floor that I had last week. By the way I was offered both jobs on the medical and surgical floor that I interviewed on last week. I just have to make the final decision which one I want. Anyway back to topic at hand I was so nervous during the interview.
They told me they would let me know one way or the other in about a week.
I really want this but now I am not so sure I can take the job. The problem is the orientation is 12 weeks long and I don't know why I was thinking you can do it all on nights. There is 6 weeks of day orientation and 6 weeks of day orientation. My mom is planning on getting another job she is not sure of when yet she said she will probably wait until September and my dad he is working. I live with my parents for now. I have a 5 year old daughter and I can't do days. Because if my mom works then I won't have anyone to take her to school or pick her up. So my dream job will probably end up going out the window if I am offered the position in the NICU. My mom has been so great she has took my daughter to school and pick her up on days that I have clinicals like now with my capstone clinicals. I couldn't ask her to do it for 6 more weeks after I graduate it is totally unfair to her and not right. Maybe this is a sign that working in the NICU is not for me for the time being. I really want to be there but maybe the way the orientation is set up is the sign that I should go somewhere else. I am not sure though.
With the medical unit the nurse manager told me that all my orientation can be done on nights and with the surgical unit the nurse manager told me I would only have to worry about 1-2 weeks of days.
Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!!!