Hey everyone! I was formerly lisamc1 but graduated from Excelsior this summer and passed boards! YAY! So now it's lisamc1RN, woohoo! Ok, I've been on 2 job interviews and it was amazing the differences I experienced between the two! The first interview, the interviewer questioned me aggressively and was almost adversarial about my education. The thing is, she wanted a go getter for this position. She said that she wanted someone who would be able to work independently and hunt down resources when needed! Um, well, then I'm your nurse! LOL! I had to explain to her the challenges of not having anyone else setting my deadlines, of having to find resources for myself, and of successfully doing it, etc. By the end of the interview, I think she at least understood what Excelsior is a little better. I'm not sure I convinced her that I'm her nurse. She really did have a strong opinion about "not being in that classroom and clinical setting." *sigh*
The next interview, the DON interviewed me and told me "That takes a lot of guts! You have to be pretty disciplined and downright determined!" Um, yeah. Thank you!!!
So, we'll see how it goes. I have 2 more interviews this week, and I sure hope to meet more people like the DON in my 2nd interview! :)