Mock interviews

 This program has ended for the 2012-2013 academic year. Information will be posted as available for the start for the 2013-2014 academic year.


Hi everyone 

As many of you know, the Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA) has offered to provide mock job interviews for students approaching graduation for an opportunity to ‘dress to impress’ and practice their interview skills. The members of the Connecticut Student Nurses Association are very fortunate to have this partnership with CNA and look forward to future opportunities.

If you are interested in scheduling a mock interview, please call Michelle at CNA at 203) 238-1207. The interviews will take place at the Connecticut Nurses Association’s office located at 377 Research Parkway, Suite 2d, Meriden, Ct.

Appointments are on a first come first served basis-please be sure you will be able to keep your appointment. Additional dates for interviews will be posted as available.

Please review the guidelines below prior to your appointment.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact me,

Kathy Murphy

Guidelines for the Interviewee


Anticipate approximately 30 minutes for the interview process

Arrive approximately 10 minutes early

Consider doing a ‘drive by’ the day before, so you know exactly where you are going to ensure arriving on time

Be sure to turn off your cell phone.

Dress for success, project the right image, dress as you would for your first nursing job interview

Bring at least one copy of your resume

            Consider bringing it in a folder to keep it neat and clean

Remember body posture, non-verbal’s, good eye contact

Show enthusiasm for the position

Stress your achievements that are related to the position

Respond to questions with brief, thoughtful specific answers to the questions

            It is certainly okay to think for a moment or two before answering

Be sure to ask for a business card or contact information of your interviewer

            Write a follow-up note to thank the interviewer within one week

Think of two or three questions that you can ask the interviewer

-Interviewers often ask ‘Do you have any questions?”