Nursing

Multiple Mini Interviews FAQ

The multiple mini interview (MMI) is an interview format that uses many short independent assessments, typically in a timed circuit, to obtain an aggregate score of each candidate's soft skills. Formally introduced at McMaster University Medical School in 2004, it has been adopted by medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools around the world.

We recommend that you wear professional dress for the MMI interviews.

You do not need to bring anything with you to the MMI. Everything needed will be provided for you.

The MMI experience will consist of two distinct parts. You will participate in an interview, which will be an applicant-only interview. While you might bring someone with you to the interview, only the invited applicant will be permitted to be a part of the interview. 

You will also participate in an informational visit in which you will have the opportunity to learn more about the UC College of Nursing and interact with current students, faculty, and staff. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a basic simulation in our nursing lab to gain a better understanding of how you’ll learn as a UC Nursing student. During the informational visit the guest(s) that you bring with you will be permitted to accompany you.

The MMI for BSN admission is optional. We understand there are factors that impact an applicant’s ability to participate in an interview on the UC campus, and will take those into consideration if a candidate cannot attend his/her interview.

Candidates who decline the opportunity to interview still can be considered for admission, but will not have the opportunity to use the interview process to share additional information that could increase their competitiveness in the selection process.

While some candidates’ applications provide enough information for an immediate “admitted/denied” decision, we may need additional information on other applicants to decide on their acceptance into the BSN program. We believe the success of our programs depends on our ability to recruit the most capable candidates, and participating in the MMI gives candidates the opportunity to increase their competitiveness and learn more about their fit with the UC College of Nursing BSN program.

While submitting your application early does not increase your chances of being invited for an interview, earlier submissions deemed appropriate for an interview will have the opportunity to schedule their interviews earlier in the admission season. Waiting longer to submit your application may decrease the choices of interview dates.

When invited to participate of the process, you will be given choices of dates to schedule an interview.  Interviews will begin as early as late October and will conclude in early January.  Interviews will be half-day commitments and could take place on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning or afternoon.

If traveling from out of town we recommend that you visit the UC resources made available for visitors to best plan your trip.

In an effort to assess all candidates collectively, decisions on admission for those who are invited to an interview will be held until all interviews have taken place. Therefore, an admission decision can be expected by late January.