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Hi there, I jut got my letter in the mail stating that I'm invited for an interview at Johnson county community college in ks. My question is, what are they going to ask you in the interview? Is there a way that I can prepare for it?
1. Tell me about yourself? (very broad question)
2. Why do you want to be a nurse?
3. What is your definition of a "Good Nurse"?
4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
5. What's your GPA?
6. Do you have reliable transportation?
7. Are you able to meet the physical requirements of the job?
8. How long do you plan to study?
9. What is your greatest accomplishment?
10. Have you lost anyone close to you that had a terminal illness?
Those are the BIG TEN that you require you to elaborate and go into detail. Other questions will basically be a yes or no like question 7.
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I just started my LPN program in January, so I am a first semester student. I also had to go through the waiting then the interview process then more waiting. I am in a 12 month program; I will be graduating in December13. In my opinion, it is not as hard as a lot of people make it seem. But everyone is different ,and we all learn at a different pace. As long as I pay attention in class, ask questions when I don't understand something and take good notes, I never have to spend more than two hours studying each night. I just started clinicals which I think are a lot of fun because you get hands on experience. However,now that clinicals have started we only have class two days a week, so now I have a lot of things going on at one time.
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How was it? My interview (different school) is Monday the 29th. I am already trying to figure out what to wear and how to do my hair. I have read the schools very strict dress code, they have everything covered from hair style to finger nails, earrings, and make-up and will comply for the interview.
Working on the answers to questions now too... I am very nervous.
I have a interview on May 1st as well. I'm somewhat nervous about it. Stressed out, have to relearn a&p in 12 days and I have my finals on the same day.
As for they dress code. Yes it is SUPER strict. They judge you on everything, I'm not sure what to wear. I do have a dark charcoal suit, but I don't know if that is overkill? Should I just wear a dress shirt, slacks and a tie?
I think I might just wear the suit, thread my eyebrows, shave and do my hair, take off my earrings and hope for the best.
From what i've glimpsed over in the handbook; no fake nails or painted, no perfume or cologne, hair must be clean and neat, only clean and trim mustaches or beards, solid color hair.
Yes I had mine today. Not too bad, but there were two questions I think I could've done better. Did you get the question about how long it takes from Olathe to Jefferson City? I totally had to guess on that one.
Now the waiting begins, hope that both of us made it in
I had ten questions, and there was an 11th on where the program director wrote down if you where dressed professionally and clean. The ten questions where;
1. Why do you want to be a lpn?
2. What made you pick our program?
3. Are you planning on working during the program?
4. Why do you think we have a professional dress code and do you agree with it?
5. The program drops you if you get below a C, what are your plans to study to make yourself successful?
6. Have you worked in the health field before?
7. Have you taken any other college courses?
8. Uniforms are $60 for all three pieces are you able to cover the costs?
9. Do you understand you are limited on where you can work as an LPN? (usually only ltc and clinics and offices, however johns hopkins and the VA in my area hire LPNS)
10. What was your favorite and least favorite classes in high school?
At the end I was told I was accepted! But all the questions where easy, and with our testing she told me she is happy if people that she accepts get 60s in all three categories I scored in the high 90s so I am interested in seeing how my classmates will do in class. I don't wish failure on anyone but I get the idea that my program sets people up for failure. 32 are accepted for classes starting in Jan and July respectively and only graduate 10-12...
My interview was today, it was very nerve wracking and scary. They didn't give off any vibes, straight faced, I don't know if they liked my answers or hated them. The next month is going to be very hard.