What do you know about our hospital, and our emergency department? (your on your own with this, research!)
What/How did you handle the stress of Nursing School
? exercise, your hobbies, your groups, (allnurses)
Name me one challenge you have had in clinical, and how did you handle it? use details!!! use exact examples!!!
Have you ever had to break a rule or policy to achieve a task? (always answer NO!) trick question.
Why do you want to be an Emergency Room Nurse? (butter them up! "My heroes have always been ER Nurses!
Do you work well with variable and multiple personality types? (you kiddin' give me a borderline nurse!)
How do you deal with direct uncensored criticism? (I invite it for breakfast)
What would you say are your weakest and strongest skill? (on your own).
What is the most important duty of a nurse? (safety, safety, safety, safety, safety, and then more safety).
Where do you see youself in 5 years? (still growing here at this facility) turn-over question (Never say, "I'd like your job.")joke
And if you have to take one of those computerized personality tests, where you agree or disagree 1-5, 5=strongly agree
(the point is don't be wishy washy, strongly agree or strongly disagree- don't be unsure of anything!). These tests are designed to pick-up honesty vs. dishonesty, character strength, and decision skills, once you make a decision, it will try to get you to change your mind, or make "exeptions," don't. Lots of hospitals are using these programs during the hiring process or orientation.