Postgraduate Masters and PGDip Nursing Interviews (Pre-Registration only)
Once you have applied for one of our Postgraduate pre-registration Nursing courses* and if you have been shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview.
Interviews will be Online for those wishing to start in a 2024 intake.
*Pre-registration Postgraduate courses include Master of Adult Nursing (MAN) and Master of Mental Health Nursing (MMHN), PGDip Adult Nursing, and PGDip Mental Health Nursing.
What should you expect?
- The interview will last around 30 minutes and will be with a member of the academic teaching staff from the Nursing team.
- At the start of the interview, you must show a form of picture ID to the camera as proof of who the interviewer is talking to. Acceptable documents include a passport, driving license, college ID badge, etc. (please note we do not accept copies).
- You will be asked to prepare for questions around the following topics: Consider what you think the differences and challenges will be studying at level 7 (master's level study) as opposed to level 6 (degree level study). What strategies could you put in place to help with this transition?
- There are no tests involved in the selection process.
- You will not be asked to present certificates at your interview. Admissions will ask you for these after the interview if you are offered a place.
In advance of your interview, you must undertake some reading to prepare for questions around the following topics:
- What are the 6Cs and how do they relate to the role of a nurse?
- What is the role of a nurse within a multidisciplinary team and what factors are important in effective team working?
- Consider what you think the differences and challenges will be studying at level 7 (Masters level study) as opposed to level 6 (Degree level study). What strategies could you put in place to help you with this transition?
- Do you know enough about the course you have applied for? Research information about the course, the Nursing and Midwifery Council 6 C's, and visit our postgraduate open evenings where you can come and speak to our staff and students at www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays.
- Ensure you have read all the guidance that has been sent to you, have you been requested to bring any additional information with you? (ID etc.)
- Practice talking about your skills and qualities, giving examples to evidence these.
- Have you downloaded Microsoft Teams ready onto your device? Read our full guidance on ensuring you are set up and ready for your online interview.
- You’ll be sent a link to your interview on Microsoft Teams via email usually just before your interview time, not far in advance. In this email, there should be a 'Join meeting' link. Just before your interview time, press 'Join meeting'.
- Please ensure you have your photographic ID ready, a fully charged device and you have your e-mail account open on this device no later than 10 minutes before your interview time.
- Ensure you are away from any loud noise or distractions which could interfere with your interview.
- Click the ‘Join meeting’ link 5-10 minutes before your interview time.