How to prepare for your interview

If you're preparing for your interview for a Nursing or Midwifery course at USW, here are some great tips from our Admissions Team. Don't forget, you can follow USW Care Sciences on Twitter.

  • Be on time! Make sure you know where you need to be and how to get there with plenty of time to spare.

  • Bring all documentation requested – you may lose points otherwise.

  • Dress appropriately - remember, this is an interview for a professional course.

  • Re-read your application form and personal statement as we will ask you to elaborate on it.

  • Be clear about why you want to be a nurse - why you have chosen this field of nursing; what do you know about the role and responsibilities of a nurse in this area; are you familiar with current evidence base. Good websites to look at are the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing; Royal College of Midwifery and the Nursing Times.

  • Be ready to answer questions about the profession – brief yourself on current issues such as the Francis report and other news stories.

  • Be ready to answer questions about the course – what do you understand by the 50% split theory and practice; what areas interest you; what questions do you have?

  • Be ready to answer questions about the University – have you been to an Open Day; why do you want to study here; how will you fit in?

  • What are your core values and how do you display these values – read The All Wales Dignity at Work Policy and NHS England’s Compassion in Practice.

  • Be confident, and be yourself. Good luck!

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