Seattle U - APNI 2013 - page 28

Hello everyone - this is my second time applying. A month ago, I bombed the interview! If this is your first time applying, there's a world of information from previous years, especially from the 2012 thread where we reached... Read More

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    Yay to being done, Atomicgirl! I'm curious, were there any tough questions?

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    Quote from conniferous
    Yay to being done, Atomicgirl! I'm curious, were there any tough questions?
    To be honest, I didn't feel that any of the questions were particularly hard. Be able to articulate your reasoning for entering the nursing field. If you are truly passionate about becoming an NP and attending SU, you will not find the questions hard. You've already written personal statements so this should be a cake walk
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    Thanks atomicgirl! It sounds like you should be hearing good news since it went well!
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    @conniferous, possibly...I hope so at least! Good luck on your interview Thursday. You going in person? Oh I didn't mention this but there were 2 faculty members at my interview.
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    I am going in person since I only live about 20 min drive from SU. I'll need all the luck I can get! I tend to get nervous during interviews. Hopefully my thoughts come out at least somewhat coherent ^_^
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    So how is everyone preparing for interviews?
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    So how is everyone preparing for interviews?

    So far, I've had an informal mock interview where a friend asked me interview questions that he found online as well as some of the questions that were from this forum (I can't remember if it was this year's or last year's). I now have a good sense of what I need to work on. For all the questions, I have been typing out the answers in bullet points so I have a general flow of ideas. Next step for me would be to talk through them aloud - not to memorize, but to see if the ideas flow just as well verbally.
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    I only just started reading this thread, so I'm late to the discussion here. My interview for the Psych NP track is tomorrow at 3pm. I just watched this amazing TED talk that all who've not yet interviewed need to see. It's a discussion about how your body language--certain poses in particular--deeply affects your hormone levels by raising your testosterone and lowering your cortisol. There is specific information in it about how this affects interview performance. Watch the video, but in a nutshell: strike a power pose for 2 minutes prior to your interview (you can go into the bathroom and do it. The power poses are shown on the talk.) and DO NOT sit in the classic hunched-over-checking-your-text-messages sort of pose, as that will negatively affect your hormone levels. It's all about ensuring that you show them the best of who you are rather than being overrun by nerves and negative attitudes towards the self. You'll probably have to copy and paste the link into the browser window as the link function does not seem to be working for me. Good luck to everyone :-)

    Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on
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    Wow, thank you so much for sharing that, ZenMama. It's so eye-opening when they show the data from the experiment and it's definitely something that I will keep in mind for the interview. Best of luck on your interview tomorrow. Strike that Wonderwoman pose!
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    I just received an acceptance email this afternoon and I had my interview last Friday. Good luck everyone!

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