LSU BSN Fall 2012 applicants - page 6

I thought I would start a thread for those of you applying or have already applied for Fall 2012 for the BSN program at LSU. We can freak out together and perhaps share tidbits of informative... Read More

  1. by   lsutigermmm
    How did everyone think they did on their interviews? I felt like when they were asking me questions I was really nervous and didn't always know what to say, but I didn't do terrible I would rate it as ok. But once it came to asking them questions they conversation went really well. Soo fingers crossed everyone!
  2. by   mgsmgsmgs
    I feel pretty confident about the interview. I thought it went really well. It is just a waiting process from here. April can not come soon enough!!!!!!! The students made me feel at ease and the faculty member was really kind. I left with good vibes. I hope I did as well as I feel.

    PS--from an inside source, they are doing HALF of the interviews today. The other half are going to be called for March 10. Give it a couple weeks and don't stress too much. They didn't call me till Thursday this week--that gave me 2 days to prepare myself. There is no particular preference from the first and second group that I know of! If you meet the minimum, YOU WILL BE CALLED...Do NOT lose any hope. Whether we get in this round, or the next, one day we will all be nurses!!! :-)

    Again, Great LUCK everyone!
  3. by   initials
    Sooooo happy to hear all about the good interviews! How were they? Not too intense? Also... any suggestions as to places to stay when I'm down there starting March 8th? Oregon is a long way away it feels...
  4. by   amber92292
    My interview went pretty well, even though I was extremely nervous! I have the worst nerves and tend to be somewhat of an introvert, so I warned the students of that before hand. Afterwards, they told me I did very well and was one of the best interviews they had seen for the day! That made me very happy, but they could tell everyone that for all I know! I was prepared for the questions they asked me: What do you think an average day for a nurse is like? What have you done to prepare yourself for the diversity of the nursing career? Who is your support system? Who is your number 1 supporter and why? Name a time when someone's moral decisions conflicted with your own. If there was one spot left, why should we pick you? How do you think you would handle working with diverse people in your line of work?
    & I'm pretty sure that's it! I knew beforehand pretty much what I was gonna talk about, but didn't prepare answers, cause I wanted the conversation to be more natural! Good luck to all!! I hate this waiting game!!!
  5. by   lsutigermmm
    The interviews werent to intense. Everyone was really nice and friendly. My problem is that I have trouble controlling my nerves and in the beginning I was a mess, but as time went on I got alot more comfortable. They'll give you a chance to ask questions about the program after their finised asking you questions, so make sure you have some prepared because it will be the difference in your interview lasting 15 minutes instead of the full 30 minutes. They make you sit outside and wait while they dicussed how you did and of course I was trying to listen. I heard a few things that made me feel like I did well then I heard one thing that they had a problem with. So I guess right now its a toss up on how I actually did. But just stay calm im so glad this part is over with for me, but the waiting for the letter is going to kill me! Sorry for this long response, I just know people are as interested in how the interview is going to go as I was. Good luck to everyone.
  6. by   lsutigermmm
    Question: Does anyone know how they score the interviews. I overheard them give me a score and I'm not sure what its out of. If I could figure the scoring system out it'll make me feel so much better :icon_roll
  7. by   stellanoella
    I haven't posted on here in a while. I still haven't gotten a call for an interview. After reading this thread I started~ I am now in panic mode. Did everyone have their $50 check taken from their account already? I was never charged for the application fee. Which now has me wondering. I walked in my application just shy of the deadline. Hhhmmm!
  8. by   stellanoella
    Spoke too soon! The check was cleared! I am willing to BET $$$ that I will be the very last phone call. Hope is not lost. Getting nervous about a call though due to mardi gras. Everything thing slows down ... lol
  9. by   Mimin_5o4
    I didnt get a call yet either! But hope is not lost!! Second interview date is still a little over 3 weeks away!
  10. by   stellanoella
    Whew! I can decompress ...
  11. by   nolalola
    Hi Y'all -

    I had my interview Saturday at 9 am for CARE - SO glad that's over. If you haven't been through it yet, it is something like a cattle call - they have multiple interviewing teams consisting of 2 students and a faculty member, so they will be interviewing several candidates at the same time. Mine lasted about 25 minutes or so, and was very friendly. Several times we all shared a laugh about something or another which helped ease the tension. They asked the same questions that others have already mentioned. I heard them talking about me through the door afterwards but could not really make out what they said - argh! IT seems unreal that we will have to wait 10 weeks or more to find out! I am SO hoping I get in - this is my first and only choice for nursing school!

    Good luck everyone - I hope we are all in school together in the fall!
  12. by   Mimin_5o4
    Hope is not lost!!! I got my call this morning at 1030 but I missed it due to an exam! But it's for march 10 at 11am!!!
  13. by   shelbymichelle9
    MINE TOO! I have the exact time as well! Wishing you all the luck you need!!