I had my first phone interview a few days ago. I am very unexperienced with interviews in general, not because of being a new nurse, but because i had been at the same job, before this, for 24 years! It was with the recruiter, and after a few general nursing questions, she asked me those same 'hard, thought provoking' questions. I did what you all said....gave myself a pause here and there, to think. I even told her about this being my first interview in 24 yrs, and told her how, back then, they asked 'so, you want the job.....can you work this shift...ok when can you start'. She laughed....and we talked for almost an hour ! Then she said she was giving my info to the manager, and if shes interested, they'll call next week for a face to face. She told me my answers were exactly the kind of answers she was looking for, and i did a good job! So......now I wait, and hope for that 'face to face' call next week. ill keep you posted.