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Hey all,Does anyone have any advice for CNA interviews at a nursing home and more specifically at a hospital? I for sure would LOVE to work at the hospital. I have little to no experience. I have worked with my grandmother who has Alzheimer's at home. Also at least 6 years ago I worked at a drug and alcohol rehab clinic monitoring clients, administering meds, etc. I need to sell used on these interviews but I am terrified my lack of experience will hurt me. I am constantly rejected or that fact. Does anyone have any advice for the interview? How can I help them see past the lack of experience? These are also my first CNA interviews so I do not know what type of questions to expect. I am super nervous! What are your experiences? I am also currently done with my nursing prereqs and waiting to apply to nursing school to hopefully start this summer/fall if that helps any.
Hey, I've had interviews at both LTC facilities and a hospital. I would suggest preparing yourself by having an answer to certain questions such as:
- Why are you interested in working as a CNA?
- Be able to explain your interest in nursing/healthcare ... Mention that you are applying to nursing school
- Be able to answer those pesky questions which relate your past experiences such as, "Name a time when you made a difference in someone's life", " Name some of your strong points and your weaknesses," "Describe a time you've been a team player" etc.....
Emphasize that you're compassionate and empathetic.
In all honesty, you don't know what they'll ask till you get there, so just try to prepare yourself the best you can.
I recently just got a hospital job with only two months previous experience, and they asked the aforementioned type of questions. I wish you the best of luck!