Nursing School Interview Questions and Answers ||
Majority of students do not usually have to interview for a place at the school of their choice. They pass the exams, and they get in…… especially some universities and teacher training schools but
Nursing training school is an exception.
Since most people apply for study program in this field (the number of applications often exceeds the number of open spots in a 10 to 1 ratio), and since right attitude and personality are crucial for every good Ghanaian nurse, many schools opt for admission interviews.
It is therefore a reasonable good decision, since a face to face interview is the most effective way of understanding your personality,attitude to work and life and motivation.
To cut everything short let’s have a look at how you can pass this interview, and secure your spot in the nursing training school!
What will happen in your interview?
A student meet with the interview panel in the admission interview at a nursing training school.They will ask you questions that relate to your attitude to nursing, to your motivation, your hobbies and personality.
The interview panel will try to understand who you are, and why you decided to choose nursing as profession.
Try to show compassion, enthusiasm for nursing, understanding of your role in human society.
But remember to show them that you understand that it is not an easy subject to study, and you are ready to work hard to achieve your goals.
Remember that your non verbal communication–that means the emotions you show in this interview, is equally important as your interview answers.
Let’s have a look at some questions you may face.
Nursing School Interview Questions and Answers
Questions you can get in your nursing training school interview, Remember you may not get the same questions but at least this may help you answer some the questions.
Why do you want to be a nurse?
Firstly , you should know why. You should have good reasons, and the reasons should not be to pursue the dreams of your guardians or parents. You can say that you always felt for the sufferers, or that you had a good role model in your family (another nurse).
You can also connect your answer to a specific position you want to have in the future, let’s say working for the World Health Oraganisation in Africa, or whatever you dream of….
Why did you choose our college?
With this question you have two options. The first one (the less favored, but more honest) is referring to the location of the school been close to you, or other reasons that make the study with them more convenient for you. The best answer to this, consists in praising them for something they do, maybe their reputation, the excellent study programs they have in place, discipline, or anything else.
What are your core values?
Very tough question to answer, mostly because we often can not even tell what our values are–though each of us has some values, and acts accordingly. health, faith, Love,, empathy hope, compassion, movement–they will all resonate nicely with the members of the admission committee…
Can you name some of your qualities that would benefit you as a nurse? And is there anything you would like to improve on? What you say does not necessarily have to reflect in your interview presence—the panel understand that you experience stress, and cannot show them all your best cards.
But you should believe that you have what it takes to become a great nurse—one day…On the other hand, humility can make wonders in the interviews. People in the interviewing committee prefer to choose humble students, people who are aware of their imperfections, people who believe that there is always room for improvement, and that learning never stops.
- What do you consider the most challenging aspect of nursing? The answer to this question is very personal. I knew nurses who got emotionally attached to patients, and suffered terribly when their beloved did suffer, or when they died. But I also knew nurses who simply hated night shifts, and struggled to cope with the schedule of their job. And what do you consider the most challenging thing?
Nursing studies are hard and time demanding. Are you ready to handle that? What are you willing to sacrifice? You shouldn’t wear pink glasses in this interview. In average, 25% of students do not manage to graduate from nursing school. Seems like a high number? Well, they do not always drop out because of failing in exams. Reasons range from getting pregnant to not having money to continue. Show the interviewers that you understand it will be difficult to succeed, and that you expect to devote most of your time to studies.You can also say that you talked to other students, who helped you to understand what will be expected from you at school, and how challenging the experience will be.
- We have quite a lot applicants for this nursing program. Why do you think we should choose you, and not some other applicants? Another tough nut to crack. Basically you have two options. One of them is listing your abilities and strengths that make from you a perfect applicant for a study program. Another one consists in humility, saying that you do not really know, that you have a strong desire to work as a nurse, but can’t tell whether you are better than the other applicants for the study program, since you have not met them in person…
- Do you have any role model in life? You can go with some famous nurse,in your area. You can also opt for one of the charity figures. You can pick someone who’s close to you, someone who works in healthcare and does a good job every day (your father, your uncle, a good friend of you, etc).
- Do you watch trends in the health system? What caught your eye lately?
- what do you plan to do while being at the college,apart from studying ?
- When you are stress up, How do you handle it?
Note: These are just some few questions to let you know how to go about your interview,
Mostly interview questions comes from your own answers that you give to the panel.
We will add more possible questions before the interview start.
We wish you all the best!!!!!
Nursing School Interview Questions and Answers