Like many people, you may feel your personality and passions are best portrayed in person.
That’s why the Admissions Office is excited to begin using the Kira Assessment tool! Starting with Fall 2022 applications to the MSN Entry into Nursing program, you’ll be able to apply with a virtual interview and video essay.
Starting with Fall 2022 applications to the MSN Entry into Nursing program, you’ll be able to apply with a virtual interview and video essay.
Similar to an in-person interview, you’ll be asked one question from each of three main themes: Motivation, Teamwork, and Cultural Humility. These are just three areas, but important ones, that our admissions committees consider when reviewing applicants for our graduate programs.
So how do you make the most of each 90-second virtual interview or video essay?
- Find a quiet place that’s free of distractions for clear recording.
- Understand that the Virtual Interview/Video Essay is not meant to stump you; it’s just another opportunity for us to get to know you. So be yourself!
- Practice answering questions with a friend or family member. Much like an in-person interview, you will have one chance to record your response. But…
- Practice recording your interview questions as much as you want! There is a practice question within the Kira Assessment tool that you can access before the timed assessment that will be submitted with your application.
- Don’t forget to breathe; imagine this as a conversation between you and a friend.
- While you may be nervous, make sure to be concise while answering. It is not expected that you’ll have a flawless virtual interview/video essay, so have fun with it!
The hard work you have done academically will translate through your GPA, and we will see your work ethic through your resume. Now it’s your chance to round out your application by helping us get to know you and your passion for nursing even better.
Admissions Talks is a series by the admissions team at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Hopkins nurses are full partners and leaders in the health care process, and their role in patient care is unmatched. The admissions team is here to offer advice and guidance on how to be a competitive applicant. Admissions & Financial Aid at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
- Soon-to-Be Nurses, Welcome to Johns Hopkins
- Admissions Talks: Top 10 Things You Can Do This Summer to Prepare Your Fall Application
- What to Expect at Each Stage of the MSN (Entry Into Nursing) Application Process
- Virtual Visits: Making the Most Out of Our Reality
- Admissions Talks: What Does “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Mean to Admissions?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BRANDON LEBLANC
Brandon LeBlanc serves as the Assistant Director for (MSN Entry into Nursing) Recruitment at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. He has a passion for helping student’s bring life-long goals to life. Feel free to contact him with any questions regarding our nursing programs at 410-502-4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.