April 29, 2019

How to prepare for a Nursing School Interview

  • Read the FAQs, essential requirements, clinical requirements and program requirements so you are familiar with the information and won’t be caught off guard.
  • Prepare interesting answers
  • Dress professionally
  • Smile and look confident
  • Practice with College Essay Whiz in order to prepare for your interview
  • Some schools will ask if you’ve had CPR certification, immunizations, and a complete medical examination. Be prepared to say what you’ve done and when you have scheduled the rest.
  • Be honest.
  • Do not give vague or general answers: They are looking for specific examples in your life.
  • Review your application and essay; assume that the interviewer is not familiar with them.
  • Be familiar with current trends in nursing; this helps to demonstrate why you want to become a nurse and how you feel you can make a contribution in the profession.

Think about answers to these questions:

  • Why do you want to become a nurse?
  • What do you think a nurse’s responsibility is in today’s society?
  • Why have you chosen this program?
  • What are your long and short-term goals? (Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten?)
  • Do you plan to specialize in a particular field of nursing?
  • What kind of experiences have you had with nurses in your past?
  • What type of educator/supervisor do you like the most?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses? (Careful about weaknesses)
  • What sets you apart from others?
  • What qualities do you possess that will make you a good nurse?
  • How well do you get along with others?
  • What kind of leader are you?
  • Tell about:  When you took the lead on a difficult project, when you motivated others, when you have worked under pressure, when a group project you were working on failed
  • What is the most rewarding thing in your life thus far? The most challenging thing in your life so far?
  • Prepare a few questions about the program that you would like to ask them.

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