How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - page 5

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To be perfectly blunt, interviews can be rather nerve-wracking because a lot is at stake. After all, you really want to be considered for this available position, and you only have one chance to make a good first impression on... Read More


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    Quote from hifa
    This was really helpful. Thank you. I nailed my SNF interview today! With only 12 hours of preparations, I came across this post last night and read all the other advices. It really helped me a lot to prepare myself.
    I'm pleased the suggestions in this article helped you perform well during your interview. Congratulations on landing the job!
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    closed toed or open toed shoes?
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    Thank you Commuter; your post helped me immensely. Nay RN's comment helped me a great deal as well. Thank you for providing such great help!
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    I say that closed-toed shoes/pumps are more professional (prefer pumps). Keep them basic, short-mid heel and nude or black.
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    Quote from tlsnurse#1
    closed toed or open toed shoes?
    I know my response is way overdue, but I'd recommend closed-toe shoes for both men and women who want to dress appropriately for job interviews.

    For the few times that I've chosen a pair of open-toe shoes to an interview, I always get a basic pedicure beforehand to ensure my feet and toes are as presentable-looking as possible. And, one time, I did notice the interviewer staring at my shoes, so I suppose footwear does matter to some.
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    I would like opinions please. I had a job interview recently and one of the questions was" How would you deal with an unhappy patient or family member?". My answer was that I would sit down with them and listen to their concerns and come up with a plan of action. This was before I read an article today on soft skills so I guess I could have elaborated a little. Did I give the right answer?
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    Quote from middleagednurse
    I would like opinions please. I had a job interview recently and one of the questions was" How would you deal with an unhappy patient or family member?". My answer was that I would sit down with them and listen to their concerns and come up with a plan of action. This was before I read an article today on soft skills so I guess I could have elaborated a little. Did I give the right answer?
    Sounds good to me. I also would have mentioned something about "wowing" the patient. Managers and interviewers love that type of terminology.
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    Sorry for the late post on this thread but wanted an opinion on how to answer a question like this "If you were told by your charge nurse to DO something that you know or feel is not right how would you handle the situation?" Thanks people!
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    Quote from Sav4u
    Sorry for the late post on this thread but wanted an opinion on how to answer a question like this "If you were told by your charge nurse to DO something that you know or feel is not right how would you handle the situation?" Thanks people!
    To answer the question, I would reiterate to the charge nurse why I feel what (s)he wants me to do is not the right thing and perhaps offer to compromise on the situation so that no one's moral fabric will be broken.
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    I agree its intimidating! I had someone say that question (whats your greatest weakness) is really an assessment of the potential risk they are taking in hiring you.......


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