Incorporating group interviews into holistic review in baccalaureate nursing school admissions

Ashley Roach, Anastasia Rose, Kristen Beiers-Jones, Sharon Wallace, Winnie Licaycay, Ann Nielsen

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Holistic review in admissions considers an applicant's background and experience in combination with academic achievement. In order to evaluate baccalaureate nursing school applicants more holistically, a school of nursing added group interviews as part of the admissions process. The school's Admission and Progression Committee consulted with other schools, developed interview questions, and implemented a strategy to interview applicants. Results of this process were high levels of candidate and faculty satisfaction and enrollment of a diverse cohort of students with a high preadmission grade point average. Areas for improvement and further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalNursing education perspectives
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


  • Cultural Diversity
  • Group Interviews
  • Holistic Review
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Nursing School Admissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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