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    (Original post by Enchanté)
    I'm waiting for that too. :yep:
    what is operating department practice?
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    (Original post by anon2010)
    what is operating department practice?
    A course which leads you to this:
    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=255
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    hi

    i have got an interview at teesside uni for degree adult nursing in more than a week.
    does anyone know the types of questions they ask and is the intervew in a group or individual
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    Hi, I have an Adult Nursing interview at Lincoln Uni in a couple of weeks, I'm trying to prepare as much as possible but its my first interview so I'm not really sure what to expect.

    What will the interview be like? Will it be quite formal/informal?
    What sort of questions will they ask?

    Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks!
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    Hey if you have a quick browse through this forum there are millions of threads on interveiws with questions and stuff good luck
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    likley question;

    -why nursing?
    -why here?
    -what would you like to get from this course?
    -why you applying for diploma instead of the degree (if you have alevels)?
    -how do you cope with stress?
    -what current issues in the nhs/nursing have came to your attention resently? (or something along that vain)
    - also: anything relating to your personal staement. so make sure you read through it before you go.

    general interview questions that could be asked at any interviews (i have had some on these asked at uni interviews);

    -what do you enjoy in your spare time?
    -what are your strengths and weaknesses?
    -what is your proudest moment/biggest achievment?
    -what do you think you can bring to this course/uni?
    -tell me a little about yourself? (this one is harder than you think because it is hard to know where to start and what to include)
    -do you know anything about the uni/department? (i have been asked this before and i didnt know and it really knocked my confidence for the rest of the interview. my advice is; read the home page of the uni website. they are not looking for a full 50yr history just something small will be fine - but this has only been asked to me once and it wasnt for nursing)


    in terms of formality; usually nursing interview are quite layed back and rearly would applicants be asked tricky questions. however dressing smartly and conducting yourself in a professional and mature maner is kind of expected.

    also remember to stay positive, smile and be yourself.

    wishing you the best of luck.
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    I'm still waiting to hear from DeMontfort, it's the one I really want to go to as well!
    It's horrible not knowing!
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    Thanks a lot thats given me a lot of things to think about!
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    I've applied for York too has anybody heard from them yet?
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    Still nothing. I've never refreshed my email account so much. Has anyone spoken to Joyce in admissions to see when they're letting us know? I emailed her, but haven't had a response, so I don't want to call and annoy her.
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    Hi guys, I emailed to ask about York mental health nursing interviews and received this email back:

    Thank you for your e-mail. I am happy to tell you that you have been short listed and I will be sending out invitations to interview for 7th April this week.
    Hopefully you'll have good news too
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    I've still heard nothing from York I'm dying to ring them but I don't want to pester them!! I wonder if it's the same for the child branch as they told you for metal health I just keep thinking no news is good news! Fingers crossed!
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    I got an offer from Kingston today (Y) still have heard nothing from City I think I'm giving up on them tbh !
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    hi i have my interview for queens on 25th March and learning disability is my 1st choice! Anyone else done an interview for it yet? what are they going to ask me???
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    Hiya, i have an interview at leeds university next week and was just wondering if anyone knew what the interview involved?
    I know we have to sit 20 minute literacy and numeracy exercises and also a group interview. Does anyone know anything about the types of questions they ask?
    Thankss much appreciated xx
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    I got an interview for York! Yiipppeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :yes:
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    (Original post by Laura199123)
    Hiya, i have an interview at leeds university next week and was just wondering if anyone knew what the interview involved?
    I know we have to sit 20 minute literacy and numeracy exercises and also a group interview. Does anyone know anything about the types of questions they ask?
    Thankss much appreciated xx
    i didnt have an interview at leeds, but from the interviews i have had (4 different ones), i went in with a few memorised answers of why i wanted to be a nurse, what i hoped to achieve in the long run (do you want to specialise etc?), why that particular uni, why the field you've applied for (child/adult/mental health), what qualities a nurse should have. some uni's asked some and not others, but they were all covered at some point. one uni also told me to read up on the royal college or nursing and the nursing and midwifery council, i didnt actually need this int he end, but it might be worth looking into (i just memorised what they're about and what they do)

    some of the answers i had, altho personal to me, but as examples...
    my reasons for wanting to be a nurse, i've got a lifelong health problem, and i've had help and met with so many different health care professionals, and they've influenced me etc (plus more reasons, but obviously they're reasons why *i* wanna be a nurse, so no point going into more detail). i said i chose adult nursing cos it gives me more options in the future (because i want to specialise after a few years experience). as for qualities a nurse should have, i said highly professional, excellent communication and listening skills, emotional stability, confident, active/cheerful/relaxed/flexible, a nurse positive presence will make a patients time at hospital a bit more of a pleasant experience. also one uni asked me to talk about something in the news (child obesity, etc and obviously expand as much as you can)

    hope this helps, sorry if i rambled, but i spent so long last year researching what questions i'd come across from different uni's it's good i can just sum it up for someone. think about why you wanna be a nurse, and make the answers as personal as possible, it'll show how passionate you are about it, you can never expand too much, they don't like short brief responses. be prepared for them to ask you questions too, one interviewer asked me what i thought my duties as a nurse would be, but it was on the spot and i cant remember what answers i gave sorry

    also mention any experience (college work experience etc) you've had, and what your duties were, what you enjoyed, etc

    i wrote all the stuff down, and then read over it a few times (in the car journeys on my way to the interviews etc)

    also, the literacy and maths part of the process is pretty simple, it's not exactly complex/difficult math
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    i just posted this in another thread, it might be of use to you

    from the interviews i have had (4 different ones), i went in with a few memorised answers of why i wanted to be a nurse, what i hoped to achieve in the long run (do you want to specialise etc?), why that particular uni, why the field you've applied for (child/adult/mental health), what qualities a nurse should have. some uni's asked some and not others, but they were all covered at some point. one uni also told me to read up on the royal college or nursing and the nursing and midwifery council, i didnt actually need this int he end, but it might be worth looking into (i just memorised what they're about and what they do)

    some of the answers i had, altho personal to me, but as examples...
    my reasons for wanting to be a nurse, i've got a lifelong health problem, and i've had help and met with so many different health care professionals, and they've influenced me etc (plus more reasons, but obviously they're reasons why *i* wanna be a nurse, so no point going into more detail). i said i chose adult nursing cos it gives me more options in the future (because i want to specialise after a few years experience). as for qualities a nurse should have, i said highly professional, excellent communication and listening skills, emotional stability, confident, active/cheerful/relaxed/flexible, a nurse positive presence will make a patients time at hospital a bit more of a pleasant experience. also one uni asked me to talk about something in the news (child obesity, etc and obviously expand as much as you can)

    hope this helps, sorry if i rambled, but i spent so long last year researching what questions i'd come across from different uni's it's good i can just sum it up for someone. think about why you wanna be a nurse, and make the answers as personal as possible, it'll show how passionate you are about it, you can never expand too much, they don't like short brief responses. be prepared for them to ask you questions too, one interviewer asked me what i thought my duties as a nurse would be, but it was on the spot and i cant remember what answers i gave sorry

    also mention any experience (college work experience etc) you've had, and what your duties were, what you enjoyed, etc

    i wrote all the stuff down, and then read over it a few times (in the car journeys on my way to the interviews etc)
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    Dundee were good in that they sent you the questions they were going to ask you. I think they have posted them on their site now. It might help you looking at another universitys questions just for a general idea.
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    Hi,
    I have an interview next wednesday at manchester University and im really stuck on the current issues in adult nursing question.
    Can anyone help me and give me some advice.

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