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Mental health nursing interview tomorrow!

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melissa1215 Sun 02-Feb-20 22:38:45

Hi guys,

I have a phone interview to study mental health nursing tomorrow and the nerves have set in.

I've prepared notes and will have my personal statement and cv at hand.

Does anyone have any tips or any knowledge on what to expect?

Thanks xx

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Holdingtherope Sun 02-Feb-20 22:46:11

Why you want to do the course?
How will you make the transition to degree course?

Challenges for mh services?

I would read up on mental health conditions and treatment

They asked me what I was reading?!

Good luck!

Serin Sun 02-Feb-20 23:18:40

What does a mental health patient look like.

melissa1215 Sun 02-Feb-20 23:37:16

Thank you!!!!

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melissa1215 Sun 02-Feb-20 23:38:15

@Holdingtherope oh god I hope they don't ask me what I'm reading, i have a teething 4 month old so I'm not reading anything at the minute 😖 obviously I won't say that, I don't want them to think I'm not committed

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Holdingtherope Mon 03-Feb-20 07:52:43

They also asked why I wanted to study at that uni.

Good luck!

melissa1215 Mon 03-Feb-20 10:13:43

@Holdingtherope thanks for the help, I'm expecting the call between 13:30-16:30 so I'm super nervous!

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OrlandoInTheWilderness Mon 03-Feb-20 18:51:47

@melissa1215 how have you got on?

Holdingtherope Mon 03-Feb-20 22:42:25

How was it?!

melissa1215 Mon 03-Feb-20 23:27:31

Hi, I think it went well!

They asked me four questions:

What qualities do I have that would benefit me as a nurse

What is the role of a mental health nurse

A scenario around a patient in distress becoming incontinent, what would I do

How will I manage my studies, personal life and placement

The interviewer also asked me if I would consider starting in March as they still had places (I'm not sure if this is a good sign??) but I can't due to maternity leave

I came off the phone feeling positive, I really hope I get a place. She said I should head back within a week

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Holdingtherope Tue 04-Feb-20 08:00:16

Defo a good sign!

melissa1215 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:14:56

Hi guys, I was offered a place!!

Thanks for all the help xx

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Holdingtherope Tue 04-Feb-20 23:06:42

Well done!

I have had an amazing career but now looking forward a change!

aibutohavethisusername Wed 05-Feb-20 14:20:52

Just seen this thread, congratulations.

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