How to prepare for your interview

Nursing Subject

Top Tips

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 CouncilRoyal College of NursingRoyal 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!

When Will I Hear?

Where applications are made by 15th January, the majority of interview decisions will be made by the 31st March and decisions will be communicated via UCAS or through the USW applicant portal. The University is unable to enter into individual correspondence regarding decisions made following an interview.  

All applications received on or before 15th January are considered equally, however, due to the volume of applications received, and to ensure that all applications are given equal consideration, you may attend an interview in December or January but may not receive your decision until March. 

If you have not received a decision on your application immediately after interview, this means that the University is still considering your application and a decision will be processed by 31st March once all remaining interviews have taken place. We appreciate your patience during this time and would like to remind you that if you applied through UCAS and have received offers from any other Universities, you will not lose these offers before your UCAS Reply Deadline.

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