Reflective Writing

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Description of the event The experience that I have reflected upon in this paper is the in-class practice nursing interview based on AMNC competency and MNH Graduate Abilities that I had given few days ago. It was a practice interview meant to provide me with a vision of the kinds of interviews I am likely to give when I apply for the post of a nurse in the near future.


Reflection upon the event This was my first interview as a nurse and I was very nervous and at the same time excited. Being the first profession-oriented interview of my life, outcome of this interview meant a lot to me. I knew that if I did well in the interview, it would fill the confidence in me that I require at the first step of my professional life. Also, if I did badly, I knew that would shatter my confidence and I would be doubtful of my skills when I actually appeared in the interviews later. I didn’t want that to happen. So I prepared for my interview well. In order to refresh the knowledge of the AMNC competency and MNH Graduate Abilities in my mind, I started reading the course material one full week before the interview. At the time the interview was about to commence, my heart was pounding fast. I wanted to get control over my heart-beat, but that was beyond my control. I was slightly pale and was also slightly shivering. My hands and feet had become cold and I was rubbing my palms against each other in order to warm up a bit. In order to control my nervousness, I was taking deep breaths. The good about the experience was that it allowed me to have an insight into my performance as an interviewee. Having acquainted myself with the right professional nursing skills is only part of the game. ...
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