Originally Posted by fifi836
Hey people, some serious advice needed!!!
Larianne got some great tips there, and sorry if im on the wrong post but wondering if anybody here could help me out
Just recieved a letter for the mature nursing interview which im super excited about but very nervous at the same time.
I finished my Leaving Cert over 10 yrs ago and didnt do so well in it basically because of lack of study at the time, so im wondering if anybody who has been through the whole interview process has ever had to explain why they didnt achieve a good L.C???? And ive never been to third level college so will this go against me in the interview????
Any advice much appreciated, thanks!
Fifi, well done on passing the test & being called for interview.
In answer to your question, no I doubt very much you will be asked about your Leaving Cert - when applying as a Mature Student it is based on exactly that "mature" grounds, over 23! You are not applying on the results of your LC, so it is irrelevant, so dont worry. Plenty of people applying for and indeed doing nursing/midwifery as a mature student, do not have a LC at all, so dont be worrying.
I too had sat my LC over 10 years before I applied for Midwifery! They dont ask anything about it in the interview
As for 3rd level college, again, the majority of applicants have never been to 3rd level college before. So dont be worrying about it, you wont be asked about that
You will be asked why you applied for Nursing/Midwifery - why do you want to do it so much?
The interview is be based on that form you have to fill out, know your scenarios inside out and also have a back up scenario on the ready. because they do ask, "so can you give me another example of a time when you showed responsibility" etc.. so have 2 examples prepared for each one
I did the interview twice - first year passed the test and interview but didnt score high enough in the test to gain a place, I missed out by 3 points
Second Time, thanksfully I got my place and I am now just about to finish first year midwifery - exams start tomorrow uh oh
Heres hoping you do a super interview, and you score high enough in that blooming test to get a place
Best of Luck