Here are sample Nursing And Midwifery Training College Interview Questions and Answers to prepare you for the interviews. The Ministry of Health has officially released the Nursing And Midwifery Training College Admission Forms and Requirements for the online admissions into the Nursing And Midwifery Training Colleges nationwide. Application are therefore officially invited from qualified candidates for entry into any of the Public Health Training Institutions in Ghana.
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Why did you choose nursing?
First and foremost, you should know why. You should have a reason, and the reason should not be to pursue the dreams (or expectations) of your parents. Perhaps you can say that you always felt for the sufferers, or that you had a good role model in your family (another nurse). You can also connect your answer to a specific position you want to have in the future, let’s say working for the Red Cross in Africa, or whatever you dream of….
Why did you choose our college?
Here you have two options. The first one (the less favored, but more honest) is referring to the location of the school, or other reasons that make the study with them convenient for you. The better answer consists in praising them for something they do (perhaps their reputation, the excellent study programs they have in place, great campus life, or anything else that got your attention on their website).
What are your core values?
A tough question to answer, mostly because we often can not even tell what our values are–though each of us has some values, and acts accordingly. Love, hope, health, faith, empathy, compassion, movement–they will all resonate nicely with the members of the admission committee…
Can you name some of your qualities that would benefit you as a nurse? And is there anything you would like to improve on?
What you say does not necessarily have to reflect in your interview presence—they understand that you experience stress, and cannot show them all your best cards. But you should believe that you have what it takes to become a great nurse—one day…On the other hand, humility can make wonders in the interviews. People in the interviewing committee prefer to choose humble students, people who are aware of their imperfections, people who believe that there is always room for improvement, and that learning never stops. .
What do you consider the most challenging aspect of nursing?
The answer to this question is very personal. I knew nurses who got emotionally attached to patients, and suffered terribly when their beloved did suffer, or when they died. But I also knew nurses who simply hated night shifts, and struggled to cope with the schedule of their job. And what do you consider the most challenging thing?
Nursing studies are hard and time demanding. Are you ready to handle that? What are you willing to sacrifice?
You shouldn’t wear pink glasses in this interview. In average, 25% of students do not manage to graduate from nursing school. Seems like a high number? Well, they do not always drop out because of failing in exams. Reasons range from getting pregnant to not having money to continue . Show the interviewers that you understand it will be difficult to succeed, and that you expect to devote most of your time to studies.You can also say that you talked to other students, who helped you to understand what will be expected from you at school, and how challenging the experience will be.
We have quite a lot applicants for this nursing program. Why do you think we should choose you, and not some other applicants?
Another tough nut to crack. Basically you have two options. One of them is listing your abilities and strengths that make from you a perfect applicant for a study program. Another one consists in humility, saying that you do not really know, that you have a strong desire to work as a nurse, but can’t tell whether you are better than the other applicants for the study program, since you have not met them in person…
Do you have any role model in life?
You can go with some famous nurse, such as Clara Barton, or Edith Cavell. You can also opt for one of the charity figures, such as Mother Teresa. Another alternative is to pick someone who’s close to you, someone who works in healthcare and does a good job every day (your father, your uncle, a good friend of you, etc).
Do you watch trends in the industry? What caught your eye lately?
Except of studying, what do you plan to do while being at the college?
How do you handle stress?
Your friend Jason hasn’t come to class for a few days. Being a hardworking student, he very seldom skips classes. You know that he is applying to nursing schools in the past several weeks. You called his house and he said you could visit him. Enter the room and talk to Jason…