Wanted to join this conversation for a couple of reasons. I interviewed last year, and was offered a 2020 start date, with wait-list for 2019 (spot didn't open up). Since I'll be starting at Pitt next Jan., I hope to follow this thread and get to meet my future classmates. That said, if anyone has any questions about my interview experience, I'd love to help. What I can say is that the interview process is actually way more relaxed than I expected. Out of the 4 hours, about 2 are spent on presentations about the program. Roughly one hour consists of a tour of the simulation facility along with a chance to ask a current student (tour guide) questions. The last hour was spent on 10ish minute 1 on 1 interviews with various faculty members, rotating through their respective offices.
For those interested in stats, I'm 35, have been an RN for 8.5 years. I did 4.5 years in an endoscopy/medical procedures unit doing conscious sedation, and have since been in a med surg ICU with some cardiac thrown in. My grades aren't stellar, as I initially got a degree in biology, with a mediocre 3.16 GPA. I later went through an accelerated BSN program and finished with a 3.46 (non-transfer GPA was 3.6). I do relief charge, precept, have my CCRN, and had my GI certification at my old job, and have served on some committees as well as headed a couple of small projects. GRE scores were 160/163/4.5 for verbal/quant/analytical.
I hope this helps clarify questions those heading into interviews may have, and hopefully alleviates some anxiety.