I am going to the interview on feb for RN program at a nursing school. I wasn't accepted last time because they only accepted 60 people, even though they said my gpa only need to be 2.0 and i don't need to get any requirements done before accepting to sschool. but anyway i didn't get accepted, i want to try one more time this time. I am really nervous because there are tons of other students are better than me. I always feel that i am going to fail agaiin. does anyone has any idea about what questions they going to ask in the interview?
Feb 1, '13
They typically ask you about why you are interested in nursing, what do you think is going to be difficult/easy for you in nursing, what are some of the important things that nurses do?
Now, most programs say that you need a minimum GPA of 2.0-2.5, however, no school will actually accept a student with that GPA because there are tons of students well above 3.0. Nursing programs are competetive. Good luck!
Feb 1, '13
Know the real answers to those questions. If you say, "They relieve pain and suffering," that's not enough. "I always wanted to be a nurse, my auntie/mom/grandma was a nurse" is not going to get you anywhere. "I think bedpans and vomit would be hard." FAIL.
Give them some evidence that you have a realistic idea of the responsibilities of a nurse in the profession beyond TV and Cherry Ames. If you want a good TV portrayal of nursing's autonomous responsibilities, joys, and fears, check out "Call the Midwife" from the BBC, available online at the PBS website.