I recently received a question from a visitor who asked about nursing school interviews regarding common questions and answers and how to prepare for them. When applying to nursing school you may be asked to come in for a interview.
This usually makes the future nursing student nervous and anxious because sometimes these interviews are used to determine if you get accepted into nursing school. Here are some common interview questions that may be asked and how to prepare for the interview.
Nursing School Interview Tips
I recently received a similar question a couple of weeks ago about this topic. In the post it has some common interview questions and how to approach an interview. Nursing School Interview. However, here are some thing you should do to prepare and what are some common questions asked.
How to Prepare for the Interview
So here are some tips: Dress professionally (slacks, below the knee skirts, khakis, blouse), don’t over do the make-up, perfume, or jewelry, no gum, turn off your cell phone, bring a copy of your transcript, a copy of your resume (1 page concentrate on your volunteer work, work history, references, and schooling…GPA.etc).
Arrive about 10-15 minutes before the interview is suppose to start. This will help your nerves and to prevent you from being late, especially if you are the type of person who has problems with keeping on time.
Also a day or two before the interview, have someone like your mom or sibling practice interview questions with you. Treat it like it is a real interview. This will help you develop how you will respond to the interviewers potential questions.
Common Interview Questions for Nursing School
Remember that most interview questions are going to be about nursing and your plans for the future because you are applying for nursing school. Be prepared for questions like
- “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”,
- “What are you current goals?”
- “What do you feel you can offer to the nursing profession?”
- “Why did you choose to pick nursing as your career?”
- “What qualities do you possess that will help you as a nurse?”
- “Tell me about the first time you knew you wanted to be a nurse.”
- “What do you think you have to offer to our nursing school?”
- “Among all of the other applicants, what makes you so unique we would want to accept you into our program?”
- “Name one bad quality and one good quality about yourself”
- “How do you tend to handle a stressful situation?”
- “What does the word nurse mean to you?”
- “Who would you consider a role model for nurses today?”
Overall, be sure you are prepared for you interview and how a good response for the questions that may be asked. Also, try to be yourself and don’t let your nerves consume you.
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