To get into the nursing program
at my school, you need to pass an entrance exam (HESI) and go through an interview with 3-4 of the nursing teachers (at the same time). They also go by your GPA and attendance. I'm wondering what kind of questions they will ask at the interview. I know they will probably ask:
1. Why do you want to be a nurse?
I want to be a nurse because I want to help people, not just physically but emotionally too. I want to be that nurse who goes in and asks you how you're feeling today, how are you doing, do you need anything, what can I do to make you more comfortable. Not just one who gives you your medicine and leaves.
I tried asking myself that, and I don't know why I have such a hard time coming up with a good answer. Anytime I try to answer it, I talk about how I think I would be a good nurse, but not why
I want to be one. I want to give them an answer that will impress them and make them think, 'She's going to be a good nurse.
' I DO want to be a nurse, for many reasons. But I don't want to give them a generic answer either. Is my answer non-relevant? What answers have you given? What other questions will they ask?
This interview is what worries me the most. I don't know why I'm so stressed over it.
Actually, a lot of colleges in general use interviews for their admissions process (usually entering freshman), so technically yes you could possibly have an interview to be a teacher or accountant if the particular college you want to attend requires an admission interview. Medical schools and graduate programs also use interviews. It's not just nursing. I guess it wouldn't be any more subjective than someone interviewing you for a job...you being selected for the job depends on their view of your answers. Same concept. I see your point though.
Also, I don't necessarily think the answers are the make it or break it to the interview. They are probably looking more at how you handle yourself, were you on time, appearance (professional), etc.
Last edit by srobb11 on Apr 23, '10