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chewie29 Mon 16-Apr-12 14:56:16

Hi all.
I am currently a staff nurse on maternity leave and I have been very lucky, I have managed to get an interview for a Student Health Visitor Post tomorrow. Has anyone any advice they can give me for the actual interview? I am stressing as it is something I have wanted to do for a long time! I have send by little man over to his nans this afternoon so I can concentrate, I have just been getting more stressed as the day goes on. I have been preparing for the interview for some time but I'm worried my nerves will ruin it for me! Any advice or tips would be great. Thank you.

Sanah78 Tue 25-Mar-14 16:52:14

Well thank god that's over! All the best for tomorrow herbiehedgehogs

Herbiehedgehogs Mon 24-Mar-14 21:10:28

Hi sanah78, good luck with you interview tomorrow. :-)

Sammy870 Sun 23-Mar-14 22:59:18

Hello everyone!!! I applied for the health visitor course at leeds met uni. I have an interview.i have the question of "of discuss the role of public health nurse and teenage mothers" something like that. If anyone could highlight any points i need to be aware of. Thank you

Herbiehedgehogs Sun 23-Mar-14 21:46:02

Thank you sanah78 like you say it's remembering to link it to teenage mums! I just don't how I'm going to remember it all?!

Madratlady Sun 23-Mar-14 21:17:20

Has anyone hears anything about interviews from Hull uni yet?

Sanah78 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:15:18

Avagrace1 I've been told that scenarios are usually around safeguarding

Sanah78 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:14:43

Thanks herbiehedgehogs. I was writing about that stuff but then seemed to go off the question. Need to keep focused on printing health for teenage mums. For health promotion I think it could be things like empowerment and facilitation. Also things like early intervention, improving access to services and facilities. Not too sure myself but that's the route I've gone down.!

Avagrace1 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:07:23

Hi Everyone Have an interview for Health Visiting coming up with essay and group interview I am well prepared on essay and knowing about reflective practice MARAC and all sorts but did anyone do a group interview with a scenario and know what type of scenarios they are any advice welcome Thanks !!

Herbiehedgehogs Sun 23-Mar-14 17:57:54

Im not wearing a suit, bought some black trousers so going to wear them with a top, hope it will be ok. I'm stuck on the Health promotion strategies question. I think the health policies might be things like The nurse partnership, healthy child programme, health visitor implementation plan.

Sanah78 Sun 23-Mar-14 14:18:22

I've never been to the Uni before so no idea about parking. My husband is familiar with the area though so he's giving me a lift so I won't have to worry about parking and things. I'm struggling on the health policy part of the question. Are you wearing a suit to the interview?

Herbiehedgehogs Sun 23-Mar-14 13:10:12

Hi I thought I would do a paragraph for each heading, not timed myself yet! It doesn't say we are having a one to one interview so I hope not! Where are you going to park?

Sanah78 Sun 23-Mar-14 12:04:51

For the question are u just doing three paragraphs as such for the three headings.? I need to time myself and make sure I can get it all down in 30 mins! Wer not having a one to one interview r we.? @herbiehedgehogs

Herbiehedgehogs Sat 22-Mar-14 07:53:10

I have read up on loads but it's retaining it all! The 6 Cs are big at the moment as well. Good luck for Tuesday you will be fine :-)

Sanah78 Fri 21-Mar-14 22:15:17

I think they may choose something that's related to a policy or something quite recent that is open for discussion. It's got to be something general. Might be about NMC code of conduct so things like confidentiality etc. It could be a scenario that they want us to discuss. I will let u know Tuesday night how it went. I'm more stressed about this essay question. I'm finding it difficult to link everything in. And then to memorise it!

Herbiehedgehogs Fri 21-Mar-14 21:35:37

I know that they are interviewing on Monday as well, so I wonder how many they are interviewing altogether and when will we find out?

Herbiehedgehogs Fri 21-Mar-14 21:33:45

Feeling stressed just don't know how much they are wanting especially with there only being 30 mins. What do you think the group interview will be like?

Sanah78 Fri 21-Mar-14 20:46:17

Ooh I have the same question herbiehedgehogs! How are u getting on with it?x

Herbiehedgehogs Fri 21-Mar-14 20:05:03

Hi Sanah78, good luck for Tuesday, you will be fine. My question is discuss the public health nurses role in promoting the health of teenage mothers, using the following headings: assessing health needs, health promotion strategies, public health policy. Good luck.

Sanah78 Fri 21-Mar-14 00:06:49

Hi herbiehedgehogs I have an interview at Huddersfield on Tuesday. I'm dreading it.! I also have a written paper and a group interview. I wonder if we have the same question.? There's so much to read up on.! Good luck

Herbiehedgehogs Thu 20-Mar-14 21:49:59

Thank you ninjanurse

ninjanurse Thu 20-Mar-14 12:59:09

Thanks Herbie, I will be going to Anglia Ruskin in Chelmsford, Essex.

Didn't put quotes in the essay as it was only 20 minutes long and they said not to worry about references. The essay was around compassion and The Francis Report.

Best of luck!

Herbiehedgehogs Wed 19-Mar-14 21:12:57

Hi ninjanurse
Well done with getting on the course they let you know quick, which is good, will you be going to Huddersfield too? I bet you are excited I would be too :-)
Thank you for that I'm just sat here reading up on some stuff.
Did you put quotes and references in the written exam?

ninjanurse Wed 19-Mar-14 20:50:17

Hi Herbie, I had an interview last week for the health visiting course. The group discussion involved discussing 'Professionalism' and then discussing 'Confidentiality'. There were 7 of us in the group and the interviewers sat outside the circle and made notes. It was 20 minutes all in all.

The only thing I would say to revise is the Francis Report, the 6 'C's and the health visitors Implementation Plan. They also asked about clinical governance, audits, give an example of when you were compassionate. They were big on examples of things. Also the role of the Health visitor, how you cope with stress.

Good luck. I got offered a place to start in September. So excited!!

Herbiehedgehogs Tue 18-Mar-14 17:55:44

Hi please can anyone help? I've got an interview next weds for the student health visitor course at Huddersfield university. It's a 30 min seen exam followed by a group interview of 1 hour. I'm trying to get prepared but not sure what will happen in the group interview, I am so nervous I have wanted to do this for so long, can anyone help please :-)

Paulina74 Tue 18-Feb-14 15:25:15

Hi, I, has anyone applied to the advert for Devon.

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