Dress for Success at Your Nursing Interview

For Women

  • A neutral-colored suit in navy, black, gray or another neutral color with a skirt or pants.
  • Skirt length should be above the knees.
  • Blouses should be cotton (ironed and stain free) or silk (white, pastel or primary color)
  • If wearing a suit with a skirt, pantyhose should be flawless (without runs), and a conservative color (neutral or nude).
  • If wearing a suit with pants, knee highs or trouser socks. Always bring an extra pair of panty hose.
  • Basic pumps (1-2 inch heels). No strappy sandals, no open toe shoes or platforms.
  • Simple accessories such as earrings, necklace, bracelets or rings. No visible body piercings including nose rings, gages, tongue rings or eyebrow rings.
  • Make up should be in conservative tones.
  • Minimal perfume.
  • Black leather bag and/or padfolio to carry extra resumes, your questions, a pen, notes or examples you've written down and don't forget to bring a bottle of water.

For Men 

  • A two piece dark suit in navy or another dark color.
  • A tie in a simple pattern that matches the other colors in your suit.
  • A button-down dress shirt (white or pastel).
  • Polished dress shoes in a dark color.
  • No earrings. If you normally wear one, take it out.
  • Get a haircut, short hair always fares best.
  • Clean trimmed fingernails.
  • Minimal cologne.
  • Light briefcase or portfolio case.