Behavioral interview questions specific to nurses:

  1. I had my initial interviews back when I graduated college and was looking for nursing jobs. Had 4 interviews, 3 job offers. Looking back, I could have done better. I had never done behavioral interviews before.

    I do not currently have another interview lined up, but am looking at that possibility. From doing research on this site, i'm gathering I should have a few specific situations in mind that I can talk about to show critical thinking, quick thinking, working in difficult situations, etc. I know not to be general, but to be specific.

    I am trying to be prepared-
    what are some nursing specific behavioral interview questions you have experienced yourself?

    Most websites out there have more general questions, not necessarily nursing specific.

    Thanks!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Ann RN
    " am trying to be prepared-
    what are some nursing specific behavioral interview questions you have experienced yourself?

    Most websites out there have more general questions, not necessarily nursing specific. "

    1. How do you deal with a difficult family member who won't leave when visiting hours are over?

    2. How do you deal with a verbally abusive physician when you are correctly questioning an order and he says "just do what I tell you to. I'm the doctor!"
  4. by   Audreyfay
    One recent question I had was: "Give me an example of a situation in which you got some constructive criticism and tell me how you used it."
  5. by   weirdRN
    You have a lot of supervisor expereince, How are you at being trained?
    Are you a I know it all or are you a person who asks a lot fo questions?
  6. by   leslie :-D
    i was once asked: "what was the biggest mistake you've made in your nsg career; and how did you rectify it?"

    my response: " hmmmm, i've made so many. i need to think about this. "

    DO NOT USE THIS RESPONSE.

    leslie
  7. by   HappyNurse2005
    I remember on the interview for my current job, I was asked something along the lines of describing a situation when i was under pressure. i said right now!
  8. by   nursern1966
    would love to hear some posts to these questions
  9. by   Spoiled1
    This is a fairly old thread, but I would love to hear some more as well. I will be interviewing today after 1.5 years...I'm scared!!!! eekkk...but hopefully I'll have something to add when I return.

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