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So far I’ve got:

The 6cs
NHS values
NMC code
Role of a nurse

I’m not sure what other stuff I should look into?
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(Original post by cydwaters)
So far I’ve got:

The 6cs
NHS values
NMC code
Role of a nurse

I’m not sure what other stuff I should look into?
Hi
You got the main things to ask right
There's so many questions you might be asked as it's so difficult to really say which you will get asked at the interview as each one is completely different from the one before yours.
Below are some that you could be asked but may not okay.
Revise and research things and you'll be ok,

A dual adult nurse & midwife x

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Background & motivation
Tell us about yourself.
Talk us through your personal statement.

Why do you want to be a Adult/Child/Mental Health nurse.....
What have you done to prepare yourself for a career in Nursing
What strengths do you have that will help you deal with all the work involved
Why do you want to be a nurse, rather than another profession that is caring or intellectually challenging, such as a doctor or surgeon
What do you think a nurse does, apart from treat patients
What branch of nursing interests you most and why
What are you looking forward to most about becoming a nurse
What contribution do you hope to make to the field of nursing
How do you think nursing differs from other health professions
What element of healthcare attracts you to nursing
If you were to become a nurse, how would you like your patients to describe you and why
How do you know whether you really do want to become a nurse
Do you have any life experiences that you think may help your career in nursing
What skills do you have to become a nurse
What qualities do you think make a good nurse


Discuss a time when you had to convey an important message to someone - describe how you did this and what the end result was.

How do you cope with stress
How do you manage your time

Knowledge
What do you know about the Nursing and Midwifery Council
What is the role of a Children’s Nurse
What is the role of an Adult Nurse
What is the most demanding aspect of the study programme, and how would you overcome this
What can you tell me about the Nursing Code of Practice
If you had £1 million to spend on healthcare, what would you spend it on and why
Where does Nursing take place?
What do you know about current Nursing issues in the media
What challenges affect Nursing in the UK
What does confidentiality mean and why is it important
What do you know about consent
What might a typical day on a ward involve for a Nurse


Empathy & patient care
Give an example of a situation where you have supported a friend in a difficult social circumstance. What issues did they face and how did you help them
What does the word empathy mean to you. How do you differentiate empathy from sympathy
Is it right for nurses to 'feel for their patients'
How do nurses sometimes react negatively to stress
A friend has asked your advice on how to tell her parents that she intends to drop out of university and go off travelling. How you respond
How would you cope with the death of a patient

Teamwork & communication
What is teamwork and why is it important in Nursing
Why is communication vital in Nursing
Give us an example of when you worked as part of a team
Can you think of a team situation where your communication skills have been essential
Tell us more about the situation and how you contributed.
Tell us about a group activity you have organised. What went well and what went badly
What did you learn from it
What have you learned about yourself and successful team-working
Who do you think will be the most important people you will work with as a nurse?
Describe a time when you had to lead a team of people
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in a team
Do you believe teams need leaders
What do you think of nurses taking on tasks previously done by doctors
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of nurses replacing doctors as the first contact person in primary care
Do you think humour can help a team. Give an example.

Ethics
What do you think about parents smoking in front of their children
What do you think about a disabled couple having a child
Is it better to give health care or aid to impoverished countries
Do you think nurses should ever go on strike
Do you think we should find out more about patients’ views of their nurses, their illness or their treatments? How would you set about this
What do you think are the major sorts of problems facing a person with a long-term health problem, such as difficulty breathing
What are the differences between length of life and quality of life?
Is there a moral case against drug companies becoming as large and powerful as the market allows them to be
What are the arguments for and against the decriminalisation of drugs such as cocaine
Should alternative or complimentary medicine be funded by the NHS, and why
Should the NHS fund the treatment of self-inflicted diseases
With the growing problems of overpopulation should the NHS fund IVF treatment
How do you think nurses should treat injury or illness due to self-harm, smoking or excess alcohol consumption
What is your feeling about euthanasia
What do you think about the use of animals for testing new drugs
How do you respond and what do you feel when you see a beggar in the street
Do you think that Class A drugs should be legalised
Would being religious, and therefore potentially having a more positive view to death, be detrimental in your role as a nurse
A man refuses treatment for a potentially life-threatening condition. What are the ethical issues involved
What would you do if you discovered a patient had been given a double dosage
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(Original post by cydwaters)
So far I’ve got:

The 6cs
NHS values
NMC code
Role of a nurse

I’m not sure what other stuff I should look into?
I looked into:
- Professionalism of a nurse (6Cs, NHS values, NMC)
- Ethics (confidentiality, consent, respect and dignity)
- Role of a nurse (comparisons between nurses and doctors/healthcare assistants etc)
- Current affairs (aging population, staff shortages, COVID)
- Why the university I picked
- why adult nursing not children, mental etc
- Skills needed

Hope this helps
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