Let me keep this page short and to the point. Here’s what I have for you:
In the eBook you will find multiple great answers to each of the following questions:
- What did you do to prepare for the nursing school?
- Why do you want to study at our school, and not somewhere else?
- Nursing studies are extremely hard and time demanding. Are you ready to handle that? What are you willing to sacrifice?
- Do you watch trends in the industry? What caught your eye lately?
- What you are going to do if you don’t get to nursing school?
- Why should we give you a place, instead of prioritizing someone else?
- An eighteen year-old female arrives in the emergency room with a profound nosebleed. You are the nurse, and you have stopped the bleeding. She is now in a coma from blood loss and will die without a transfusion. You find a recent signed card from Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in the patient’s purse refusing blood transfusions under any circumstance. What would you do?
- A patient with Downs Syndrome became pregnant. The patient does not want an abortion. Her mother and husband want the patient to have an abortion. What would you do in this situation?
- A very kind family member of one of your patients brings you a little gift-three bars of an expensive Swiss chocolate. They say it’s a way of saying thank you for your services. What would you do? Would you accept the gift?
- If the Prime Minister/President were to ask your advice on one change that could be applied to the healthcare system that would improve it enormously and have the greatest positive effect, how would you answer?
- Imagine that you are a nurse and one of your patients (in a very severe medical condition) is being rude to you. They complain about the care provided, and make stupid remarks on your address. What would you do in such a situation?
- Your friend Jason hasn’t come to class for a few days. Being a hardworking student, he very seldom skips classes. You know that he is applying to nursing schools in the past several weeks. You called his house and he said you could visit him. You decided to pay him a visit after your classes. Enter the room and talk to Jason.
- … and 12 other questions you may face in your nursing school interview, including the very difficult scenario and role play questions.
Check the sample to see how this book can help you:
Sample from the eBook
Question: What are you going to do if you don’t get to the nursing school?
Hint: You should have a plan B, and you should clearly explain it to the interviewers. At the same time, however, you should emphasize that getting to a nursing school is your first priority, and you will do everything to make it happen.
If they explicitly ask you whether you applied with other schools, try to be honest. But if they do not ask explicitly, do not talk about other applications. Do not make it easier for them to reject your application.
They should feel that you honestly care, that you want to study at their school, and that everything else (including a possibility to study somewhere else is a plan B, C, or D…).
– I haven’t thought about it much, since I try to be fully focused on my goal, which is to get to a nursing school—to your school to be precise. I devoted a lot of time and effort to this goal, and I really hope it will happen.
If it does not happen, I will probably look for a part time job, and while working I will try to prepare better for the next year, and will try my luck again. But this is plan B, and I do not want to think about it much until the end of the admission process.
– First of all, I will try to understand why I failed. Was it my preparation, the interviews, was it my answers, my non-verbal communication, or was it anything else?
I will try to get feedback, from you or from other people, and understand what I have to improve on, to do better next time. Then I will probably take vacation, since I worked really hard to prepare for the entire admission process. I may travel a bit to see other cultures and countries, and then I will come back and start preparing for the interviews again.
I try not to think about failure, but I understand that other students also try their very best, and it may happen that I do not get to a nursing school this year. It’s important to count with this option and to have an alternative plan.
Question: Nursing studies are hard and time demanding. Are you ready to handle that? What are you willing to sacrifice?
Hint: 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.
At the end of the day, life is unpredictable, and you can’t say that you’d graduate for sure… But you should show confidence in your abilities.
– I’ve talked to several nursing school students, and I understand the difficulties. But I did not apply here to enjoy the college life and meet new people—though it’s also nice to do so, and I am sure many great people study here.
But I know it takes a lot of time and effort to become an excellent nurse, and I am eager to commit myself fully to my mission. I will certainly have to sacrifice some leisure activities, but I count with that. I considered everything carefully before applying here.
– Considering my results at the high school, and the fact that I enjoy reading and studying, I believe I can handle the workload. What is more, I have a goal in my mind, I know why I want to study here. It will help me to find motivation in difficult times, and to get ready for the exams.
I know that I will not spend as many weekends out of the city as I have spent up to this point, but in my view this isn’t really a sacrifice, considering my entire life and all the good things graduating will bring later on.
– I will probably have to give up on my part time job, and I will definitely spend most of my time going to lectures, reading, and learning. But it is all fine, and I am actually looking forward to it. Everything depends on your point of view.
Once you sincerely want to become a nurse, and see the bigger picture, you will actually embrace the changes and challenges.
MMI Question: Imagine that you are a nurse, and one of your patients (in a very bad condition) is being rude to you. They complain about the care provided, and make stupid remarks on your address. What would you do in such a situation?
Hint: Another test of your attitude. Good nurse should never allow someone’s complaint to affect the care that they provide. And they should take the feedback seriously—since (though rarely the case), the patient may have a point in what they say…
Of course, this is easier to say than do. We are people, we have emotions, and nobody likes to spend time with someone who’s rude to them.
You should talk about all these things in your answer, plus you should show compassion for the patient, for the emotions they experience in a difficult situation.
Try to come up with practical solutions, such as assigning them to another colleague, involving mental health nurse (or even a psychologist) in the process.
And if nothing else was possible, you can suggest that you’d simply try your best for them, ignoring their remarks and complaints.
-First of all, I would definitely listen to them. Nobody is immune to making mistakes, and before doing anything else, I’d ensure that they received the proper care, that I did not make some mistakes with them.
Then, of course, I understand how difficult it is to deal with a severe medical condition. People may be rude from sheer despair; they may blame everyone and everything in such a situation. They may just hate the entire world.
This is simply something that belongs to the job, and while we should take each feedback seriously, we should not take it personally. It’s very important to maintain this distinction in our mind.
So, I would listen to them carefully, try to understand why they acted as they did, and then I’d do something to help them. I may ask another colleague to help me take care (if their objections were personal), I may call local psychologist to talk to them and try to calm them down.
If there’s not other option left, I’d simply continue doing my daily job as well as possible, and ignore their rude remarks. They may eventually calm down…
—end of the sample—-
These are just three questions. You will find 24 in the eBook, 12 from a conventional interview format (one interviews in front of a panel of people from the nursing school), and 12 MMI questions (real questions from interviews conducted in US and Canada last year)
What is more, I included in the book six principles you need to understand before you can ace your interview at a Nursing School–all of them essential for your success.
Just that-nothing more, nothing less.
I wanted to write a book you can finish in two-three hours, and at the same time get ready for your nursing school interview. Only things that truly matter for your success…
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