Not sure what to think of my interview.

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by TeeZee TeeZee Member

Hi! I had my interview with the Director of Nursing today, and I felt great going in. I passed my TEAS, I have a 4.0 gpa, etc. etc. I answered all her questions genuinely and confidently. THEN, she found out I planned to still work p/t while in nursing school, and I swear all the air left the room. I understand they don't recommend working while in nursing school, but I also understand it IS doable (if you have the drive/desire to still succeed). I made it clear that school is my #1 priority, even over my family and job. It actually is. It is the first time EVER anything has come above my family. I am giving this everything I have and then some to make it work. It WILL work, it has too. BUT I don't want this to keep me from getting in! They take 24 students. The 'other' thing is that it came out my husband is on dialysis (home PD) and can't take the kids (only one of them needs transportation) to school, so that is why I took so many online classes. I let her know I have made plans for my neighbor to drive her the rest of the year (because I drove HER kid the 1st half of the year already) He is ALSO on a transplant list in the next month and will 'hopefully' have a transplant within the next year or so. I didn't want her to think I would miss anything (she had earlier made it clear we can miss NO days) because of this 'life changing' event. My husband is actually okay with me NOT being there (I had hoped to be there when he was in surgery, but who knows WHEN that would be day/night/weekend...but again, willing to sacrifice).

SO, these two things I have going against me, are they too much?

She also said they ONLY accept people they know will graduate, because their reputation as a successful program is on the line if they don't do it that way. It shook my confidence a little.

I should know within 2 weeks.

Julesmama28

Julesmama28

435 Posts

Wow. I definitely would not have talked about family or work. It's frankly none of the schools business what you are personally dealing with and they will judge you based on that information! I hope that you get what you want! Next time, I'd be careful about volunteering information like that.

RN BSN 2014

WookieeRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 5 years experience. 1,050 Posts

Yeah I probably wouldn't have brought up what's going on at home, especially because you said she outright told you they are looking for students that will most likely graduate. Someone who already has issues in the family before entering nursing school might be a giant red flag.

Sending good luck your way.

TeeZee

TeeZee

44 Posts

Thanks. It just 'came up'....I feel I was led that way, since they can't 'ask'....but it its what it is now...and I would hate to be judged on it. Funny thing is, my husband was offered a job and the salary increase will cover almost all my income loss :) fingers crossed!

There is a 'yes' a 'no' and 'another interview'....so if I get another interview I can explain it more, though I feel I already did in the first interview.

TeeZee

TeeZee

44 Posts

Quick update, I was accepted! Whew! Big sigh of relief and lesson learned!