PhD interview

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by SkiingRN (New) New Nurse

Specializes in cardiology. Has 18 years experience.

Hello! I have an interview with the University of Arizona this week for their PhD program. I have an odd question...the interview is on Friday, and I have to work. I am seeing a bunch of patients that day, so need to be at work and the interview is only 15 minutes long. Would it be weird to do the interview wearing my scrubs? Or should I bring in a suit jacket or something? Thanks for any help!

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,610 Posts

No on the scrubs. Wear your best professional suit.

SkiingRN

Specializes in cardiology. Has 18 years experience. 5 Posts

I thought that would be the best idea. Thanks for confirming!

SkiingRN

Specializes in cardiology. Has 18 years experience. 5 Posts

In case anyone can use this info...I wore a suit jacket. I'm glad I did. I was asked about how I felt that certain faculty could help me with my specific research topic, to describe my research topic in more detail than was asked in the application, who/what inspired me to further my education, and what I want to do/where do I want to work after graduation. I"m still kind of in a daze of nerves from it so I can't remember everything else. I asked them about how they support their students, what their alumni are doing 6 months after graduation, and what is their graduation rate. I think it went OK? I should know by December 22nd. 

SkiingRN

Specializes in cardiology. Has 18 years experience. 5 Posts

It did go OK! I got accepted! For anyone else who may be preparing for grad school to get a PhD, you will most likely feel unprepared for your interview. A few students and faculty members have told me that no one feels prepared for those. Feel free to message me for any questions and if I can help, I will!

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 14 years experience. 3,341 Posts

On 12/17/2021 at 8:23 AM, achriswell said:

It did go OK! I got accepted! 

Congrats on your acceptance!