I am a nursing student that will be graduating this May. I have an interview setup with a hospital for a nurse internship that will train me to work in the ER. I really want to get this position and I was wondering if anyone had any sample interview questions that might be asked so I can better prepare myself. Thanks.
Apr 19, '05
I just accepted a position in an Emergency department, and I didn't think I had it because the interview was tough. The interviewer read questions off of a sheet, and wrote down the answers. They must have some protocol for this process.
Please remember to be nice to the nurse recruiter, and every staff member you meet while touring the department. Although these people don't officially decide, their opinions will most likely be heard.
Here are a few of the questions I can remember getting (also, I'm a new grad, never worked as an RN before)
1. What attracted you to the emergency department?
2. What are the qualities you would like to see from your supervisor? Which qualities would you rather not see?
3. Where do you see yourself in one, five, and ten years?
4. Have you ever broken policy/procedure for a patient? Why?
5. Describe a conflict you have encountered in clinicals/previous employment. How did you handle this conflict?
6. Describe the last time you got exceptional customer service. How would you apply that to your relation with your patients?
7. What makes you the most qualified for this position?
8. Scenario stuff- what would you do in ____ situation?
I hope this helps. Good luck with your interview. Remember that many say an interviewer has made up their mind whether to hire you or not in the first 30 seconds.... dress nicely, firm handshake, smile, and be genuinely interested in the position and the person. You can never go wrong if you remember the patient and their family is your first priority.
Break a leg!