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by iwanttobeanurse101 iwanttobeanurse101 (New Member) New Member

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I hope that I am placing this thread in the right place. ihave recently passed my net test and recieved my letter for my interview to see if i will be recieved into the class in August. Does any one have any suggestions on what will help to do/ say during thhe intrance interview for Lpn school.

what type of questons ect.... thanks in advance 4 your help.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Why do you want to become a nurse?

Why are you choosing our school over others?

Can you tell me something about yourself?

To name just a few....

I am sure there are more; anyhow, good luck!

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During my interview, which was conducted by four staff members, they asked me why I should be chosen over the multitude of other applicants. I said that I had thought about that question alot and didn't know that I was any more deserving, but that I had waited a lot longer than most of them. I am 54 years old. The group laughed, they were all in my age bracket. School starts in July.

Try finding answers they won't hear all the time.

Good luck to you.

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I got in. This will be my second time around. The first school I did well but was dismissed over the math test and then again over a skill checkoff. I couldn't believe they actually let me in. But my grades are good so maybe they thought that maybe I can make it this time. The school that I am going to this time is Kiamichi Vo-Tech LPN in Durant, Okla. The NET test was much harder here than at my former school. But I passed. Also it seems that they graduate about as many students as they let in and 100% NCLEX pass rate. It has got to be an excellent program. I wish that I had of researched my former school more before I went there. Wish me luck this time.:monkeydance:

Don't ever give up on your dreams

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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Im pretty sure that most of their minds were made up prior to sitting down for my interview. They already had my NET scores, copies of my other degrees, and transcripts, and my essay.

I felt like they were concerned with my dedication and what kind of support I had. They even went as far as to ask me about my car and was it reliable. They asked if my husband would have a problem with taking care of our children all year because I wasn't going to be there to do it (They were wrong-I have a 4.0 and spend plenty of time with my husband and children).

Just be confident and eager to learn. Thats all you really can do. Good luck with your interview ;)

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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They asked if my husband would have a problem with taking care of our children all year because I wasn't going to be there to do it (They were wrong-I have a 4.0 and spend plenty of time with my husband and children).

Wow, I'm not 100% positive, but that type of question is illegal for an employer to ask these days....I can't imagine it was right for them to be asking that question to a prospective student either....it's really none of their business how you will accomplish childcare, etc. Yes, it's a truth of NS, just the same as it would be for an employer, but it's a bit of discrimination for them to ask that....I know people who had pets that were more of a distraction for them than some people's kids!!

But either way, congrats on your achievements!! :balloons:

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:balloons: congratulations!:balloons: wanted to congratulate you on your accomplishments thus far & wish you good luck on your interview.

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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I agree. The funny thing it, the students who havent been able to cut it and have been dropped from the program or have dropped themselves have been younger, single, with a little bit less responsibility. Not to say that they had an advantage, but to target perspective students as "not as likely to succeed" because they have a family is unjust. I guess those of us doing well are proving the school wrong :)

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IrishIzCPNP is a BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L.

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I didn't have to do an interview. I was shocked. I heard from another student that she had to do one.

I think you just need to be prepared to know why you are doing this, what it means to you, your positive traits and your negative traits. BE HONEST! There's nothing worse then the pageant like answers.

When they ask why you want to be a nurse...don't say something that sounds practiced (thought out fine, but not practiced)

Do: It really means a lot to me. My mom went to nursing school when I was a kid and I always enjoyed the stories she shared. It just struck me and made me think about how this is for me. When I got older it just felt right. I just feel in my heart that this is the right profession for me.

Don't: I want to take care of people. I love all people and by being a nurse I can make a difference and save the world.

Make sense? Make it about you not always what you think they want to hear. There's nothing worse then those practiced responses that come out like you are reading from a cue card.

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