Gallup Nurse Insight Assessment?

  1. I just did an online application for a job. I was asked to complete an online assessment. It was the Gallup Nurse Insight Assessment, which I can find nothing about online.

    Anyone have any info about it? Is this common?

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  3. by   hotflashion
    I'm not any more enlightened, really, but it's NurseInsight, one word and there's capsule info on the Gallup website:

    Gallup evidently has three nurse assessment tools:

    I thought the test was tedious. I timed out on a couple of the questions. I have a very crappy memory for recalling test questions so I can't really repeat any specific questions I was asked, but I know there were questions about perfectionism, what is most important in patient care, how do you handle conflict, are you assertive, etc.
  4. by   hotflashion
    Wow, has NO ONE had experience with this test? No nurse managers who might want to say why they use this tool? No one else who has had to take the test?
  5. by   DGood
    Yeah I just took this test for a scholarship (the kind they give you money and when you finish school you work for that hospital).

    I've already received a letter stating that my GALLUP scores were not up to their standards and I would not be receiving the money.

    Basically I answered truthfully. I like to focus on more that one thing, I'm dependable, I'm not the neatest person. How does that disqualify me I don't know.

    The letter didn't have any more information.

    How do you fail a personality type test? I did!
  6. by   jo1010
    I took the test couple of days ago. It made me very tired. I have to say I have never seen such a test before needed for employment. I am not even sure if I answered good or not, i didnt get any letter regarding my results yet.

    I googled up some info about gallup test and here is what i found:

    Gallup has studied the talents of great nursing professionals. Gallup
    developed a selection tool based on that research -- the Gallup Nurse Index -- which is designed to help hospitals find and select highly talented nurses in the murky market of people who simply attended a two-or four-year nursing school. The tool, a standardized Web-based selection instrument, offers hospital or nurse managers insight into the talents of nursing candidates, such as attention to detail, empathy, and self-confidence, and whether those candidates are the right fit for the job.
    Last edit by jo1010 on Jan 26, '10
  7. by   hotflashion
    FWiW, I never heard anything about how well I did on the test, nor did I hear anything from the hospital about any job.
  8. by   Henrym203
    I actually just took this test this morning. Pretty much seems to be a kind of personality tester. I remember having to do some of these when I was in High school for jobs. Its basically scoring you on your personal traits and if it matches the employers minimums, you can a call.
  9. by   dacostaromero
    personality test??? if u remenber could you tell me some question?
  10. by   dacostaromero
    try this link u gonna find it there
  11. by   dacostaromero
    sorry the correct link for the gallup survey is
  12. by   petej924
    I had to take this for an large health care system position in Florida. I was already approved to work for this health care system in another state, and supposedly all I had to do was take this Gallup assessment (which is not required in the other state) and I was in. I took the assessment, and never again heard from the recruiter. She won't even answer e-mails. Before that, she was e-mailing and calling like crazy. When I aksed her about how I did- no response. The test site gives you no feedback on how you did.

    I am a BSN level nurse with more than 5 years experience, including two years as a department manager, with impeccable references and letters of recommendation. If this is the new trend in nursing, where some test that some survey company makes up now keeps us from getting employed, despite our education, experience and quality of our past work, then this is indeed a sad day for nursing and all employment in this country in general.
  13. by   Appalachiannurse
    Interesting.. the Nurse Insight is still around as the posts above were 2010. I applied for job (FL) this AM and was required to take this Gallup test. Reminded me of an extreme personality test. I hope someone can tell me more about what it's for. Here in NC they make you take a test to see if you are suited for healthcare field prior to being reviewed for a nursing program. Any input would be appreciated.
  14. by   classicdame
    never heard of it, but many industries have personality tests to try to weed out the dangerous, smarta-- and other types. If you do not play well with others you might not be a candidate for that employer.