If I remember correctly that displays once you have submitted everything. That phrase will haunt you over the next few months. Your interview request will come via the email you submitted in your application. Be on the lookout for and email offering an interview with a few dates to select from. I would assume the interview request could come out anytime, but as I mentioned in an earlier post I received mine in October. I know the waiting game is hard right now, but soon things will really get hectic. Good luck to all of you.
here are a few hints that will help you prepare for your interview (if I think of more later I will post):
- Go to the AANA website and read up on current events and probably familiarize yourself with them.
- be able to speak to why you want to become a CRNA.
- know what a CRNA does (hint: it's not puting people to sleep)
- wear a business suit, this is your first and only impression you will give them, so don't waste it trying to make a fashion statement. Dress like a CEO, it will make you more confident.
- sitdown and write out some possible questions you would ask someone if you were the program director. Brainstorm through and develop a solid response. I did about 40 questions. Now the tough part begins, you will want to look in a full length mirror and start answering your questions. Pay attention to your posture, eye contact, body language, and try not to say "ummm" between every word.
- as I have mentioned before if you get an interview try to relax, they selected you so on paper they know you can make it through the program. Now they want to get to know you, the only reason to be nervous at this point is if you are not worth getting to know.
- I hope this helps a little, I have been in your shoes and remember the feeling of excitement mixed with uncertainty. Don't worry that feeling will go away, just kidding it never goes away, maybe after graduation.
EspinozaCVICU, just wanted to follow up on a previous post you had. It seems as if you were military. This program seems to have a lot of people who are prior service. Probably 80% of faculty and maybe 40% of the students, including myself.