Interview for uni(4 Posts)
aspiringnurse Sat 11-Jan-20 23:35:53
MadeinBelfast Sat 11-Jan-20 23:41:23
damekindness Sun 12-Jan-20 19:00:52
Smudger35 Sun 12-Jan-20 19:08:35
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I have my first ever university interview (group task and interview then one to one interview).
Any tips and advice?! It's for adult nursing.
This is a bit random but one tip is to wear a scarf. If your group task is any sort of role play a scarf can become a sling, bandage, pillow or used to keep someone warm etc. A friend was very impressed when someone in her interview improvised in this way! Good luck.
Do your research - in my experience at interviews applicants struggle to describe exactly what a nurse does. It's one of those things you think you know until you have to actually articulate it (countless applicants get themselves stumped after they say nurses care for people- they of course do but so do any number of different professions)
Think about experiences you have had to illustrate things such as being compassionate, working in a team, managing challenging people. Doesn't have to be in a caring context - can be from any people facing environment
In a group interview show that you can listen (using appropriate body language) as well as contribute - showing that you can encourage quieter people to contribute always demonstrates the right values
Look at the NMC and RCN website
Something that always stands out in group tasks is if you use the names of the other group members. Shows good listening and rapport building skills. Good luck!