First of all I want to say good luck to you, I know it can be hard to find a job as a new grad and also a very nerve racking time!!
1. "Tell me about a time a patient complimented you." I don't have a good story for this one. I know they're going for the all-important customer satisfaction here, but I just don't have anything beyond a patient telling my preceptor I've done well all shift.
-Did a patient ever give you flowers, a card, did a patient ever tell you you were a great nurse, did you ever sit down and talk to a patient-was the patient thankful--try to think of specific experiences
"Tell me what you think your greatest learning curve will be." I think this is the hateful 'greatest weakness' question reinvented. I went the route that I'm a new grad, no experience, but my old job gave me time management and (insert other stuff here) skills, but I need a better answer for this.
-I had this question also recently and I used the same example, personally i think its a great answer because its a weakness you can't change, everyone was new at one point. Just be honest, say that because you are a new grad you still have a lot to learn BUT you are a fast learner and extremely passionate about nursing and ...etc
"What are your long-term goals?" I mentioned becoming an NP, and that's it. After, I thought I should have mentioned getting a med-surge certification and becoming a charge nurse. What else can I say to show I want to grow?
Maybe mention something about mentorship, you would like to preceptor students--thats a good one because it shows you work well in a leadership type of position and want to pass on knowledge :-)