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hiyall hiyall (New) New

Hi there!

I'm in the applicant pool for the LPN program beginning this fall and need insight from those who've been here before.

First, the admissions interview--any advice?? What questions can I expect to be asked?

Another thing...I have great grades, great references, BUT I have NO medical background. My education is in Criminal Justice and I've worked in sales my entire life. Is now the time to get a volunteer job at the hospital?

Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.


We didn't do interviews and many of us didn't have a medical background either. It varies from school to school so I would find the area your school weighs for admission. Ours was all about your gpa and TEAS. Best to you, Jules

I didn't have a medical background either, nor did about half my class. In our program, that necessitates takine a fundamentals class that basically trains you as a nursing assistant.

My suggestion is to go into your interview feeling very confident and dress professionally, no jeans & teeshirt. That comes across very well. They want someone who is sure of themselves & confident that they can do the work & be a great nurse.

I was asked why I wanted to be a nurse, what type of nursing interested me, if I wanted to bridge, could I commit myself to being there everyday, did I have any reason why it would be dificult to go to class. I was told that absences for clinicals are not tolerated. Would that be a problem? Did I have suport from my family (emotional). Those are the kind of questions mainly.

Good luck


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