I believe you about what happened in the interview and it is highly concerning that the interviewer presented abusive behaviour. I can also see that one negative staff member can negatively impact the care for patients, so that is highly concerning. The interviewer was clearly unprofessional and she should be ashamed of herself. Yelling is also a form of harassment. I am really sorry to hear that you have experienced this but be thankful that she is not your boss; however, she should be reported because it can contribute to the endangerment of patient safety as well as the well-being of the staff. A healthy well-being and a healthy environment is extremely important when caring for others because they depend on nurses and they trust nurses to care for them.
I have experienced something similar, but I was applying for a retail job when I was younger and the manager who interviewed me was extremely rude and she was also yelling at me. So I walked away and not pursue the job. Looking back at that situation, I wished I took my resume back from her, tell her that her behaviour was unacceptable, and report her. I learned from that experience, so when it happens again, I know what to do, and that is to stand up for myself in a respectful manner and report the behavior.
Please do not feel bad for not pursuing a job right after writing the NCLEX Exam. Life happens, and we all walk different paths and learn meaningful things along the way. You are smart and passed that NCLEX, you have achieved something great and you should be proud of yourself! You deserve so much to practice your care and an opportunity will come into your path soon. Please do not give up and promote what a nurse truly is which is trustworthy, respectful, compassionate, caring, empathetic, and professional.
We all need to collaborate to change the negative healthcare environment into a positive healthcare environment. Why? Because a positive healthcare environment enhance the well-being of staff, patients, and visitors. It enhances quality patient care.
I hope this helps!