Selection for Nursing and Midwifery courses

Welcome

Select your course above to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your interview, and watch a short video about what we’re looking for.

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BSc Midwifery

Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place online via Microsoft Teams.  

You will be interviewed by a lecturer from the Midwifery programme; interviewers may also include clinicians and service users. During your interview you will be asked about your knowledge and understanding of the profession, in addition to questions relating to skills and values that are required to be a midwife.

Value Based Recruitment

Recruitment for this course is informed by Health Education England's Values Based Recruitment Framework. The purpose of this framework is to ensure that we recruit students whose individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

 

 

Interview guidance

BSc Nursing (Adult)

Your interview will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30 minutes.

You will receive an invite to attend your interview from the course team directly via email. Please carefully read the instructions contained within this invite, regarding the technology needed to complete the interview. If you have any problems accessing the interview please email the team member who invited you.

To help you prepare for the day, please read the following information carefully.

Scenario

During your interview you will be asked to think about the following points in relation to this picture:

  • What is your first impression of how he is feeling?
  • How would you meet this patient’s needs?

Individual interview

You will be asked a few further questions regarding your desire to study Adult Nursing, and your experience and skills to date that related to the course.

Value Based Recruitment

Recruitment for this course is informed by Health Education England's Values Based Recruitment Framework. The purpose of this framework is to ensure that we recruit students whose individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

Interview guidance

BSc Nursing (Children and Young People)

This interview will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30 minutes.

You will receive another invite to attend your interview from the course team directly via your email address. Please carefully read the instructions contained within this invite, regarding the technology needed to complete the interview.  If you have any problems access the meeting please email the team member who invited you.

To help you prepare for the day, please read the following information carefully.

Scenario

During your interview you will be asked to think about the following points in relation to the scenario below:

Whilst working with the school nursing team, you take a phone call from a teacher who is concerned about a new pupil in her classroom. Asha is 8 years old and her teacher has noticed that Asha is quieter than normal, spends longer than expected in the toilet and needs to go to the toilet frequently. The teacher is concerned and has tried to speak with her family, but Asha’s mother (Shamshi) is not a confident speaker of English and her father (Aaden) is reluctant to speak to Asha’s teacher about Asha. Asha has an older sister, Faduma, who attends the same school and is in Year 6. Asha’s teacher has spoken to Faduma’s class teacher, who reports that Faduma is also quieter than normal. Faduma’s teacher wonders if this is related to the family’s trip abroad during the summer holidays. The teachers explained that Shamshi used to bring the girls to school, but now, it’s Aaden that does this.

You meet with Asha and Faduma. Both are quiet, but happy to answer your questions. They tell you about their summer holiday where they stayed with relatives. They tell you that Aaden didn’t come on holiday with them, only Shamshi. Asha tells you that mummy was poorly on holiday and kept crying.  

You have concerns and decide you need to meet with Shamshi and Aaden. They are reluctant for a home visit, but agree to meet with you at the school. Aaden is defensive, stating that there is nothing wrong and everything is okay. Shamshi looks tired. You explain to Shamshi and Aaden your concerns. Shamshi starts to cry. Aaden tells you that his wife has been unwell. She found lockdown difficult as she was isolated from the community that supports their family. She had a miscarriage of pregnancy in the summer and has now found a lump. They are both very worried and have had difficulties accessing their GP, who is not within walking distance of their home. Aaden had been on furlough, but has since been made redundant.   

Based on the information in the scenario, please think about the following. 

  • Considerations for care 
  • Potential barriers to the provision of care
  • Solutions to the issues raised 

You will be asked questions around these areas as part of your interview. 

Individual interview

You will be asked a few further questions regarding your desire to study Children and Young People’s Nursing, and your experience and skills to date that relate to the course.     

 

Interview guidance

BSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

Your interview will be held via Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 40 minutes.

To help you prepare for the day, please read the following information carefully.

Case-study question 

During your interview you will be asked to think about the following question:

  • What are the challenges and barriers of working with carers/families and how would you overcome them?

Individual interview 

You will be interviewed by one academic staff member, one service user and a carer/family member about your desires to become a Learning Disabilities Nurse.

Value Based Recruitment

Recruitment for this course is informed by Health Education England's Values Based Recruitment Framework. The purpose of this framework is to ensure that we recruit students whose individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

Interview guidance

BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Your interview will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30 minutes.

You will be interviewed by a lecturer from the Mental Health Nursing programme; interviewers may also include other academics from the Mental Health Nursing programme, clinicians and service users. You will be asked about your knowledge and understanding of the profession, in addition to questions relating to skills and values that are required to be a mental health nurse. 

Scenario

In addition to other questions, you will be asked to give a detailed answer to the following questions. You should aim to discuss this/present to the interview panel for around 5 minutes:

  • What is your understanding of the NHS Constitution Values?
  • Can you identify two examples from the NHS Values and describe how you have demonstrated this in your current/past roles?

Value Based Recruitment

Recruitment for this course is informed by Health Education England's Values Based Recruitment Framework. The purpose of this framework is to ensure that we recruit students whose individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

 

Interview guidance

Facilities

Take a tour of our Nursing and Midwifery facilities

Immerse yourself in our Nursing and Midwifery facilities by viewing our 360° images below. Move between different rooms and spaces by using the arrows or menu bar on the top left, and use the controls or your cursor to explore the images. You can also expand to full screen using the icon on the bottom left of the images.

Chat to a current UWE Bristol student on your course

Students will be on hand from 14:00-16:00 on the following dates to answer questions about your course and student life at UWE Bristol. Please click on the link below and select your course to join the live Q&A. 

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