How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - page 6

by TheCommuter Senior Moderator | 506,941 Views | 55 Comments

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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    I used this post, along with Part 1 & 2, to help with my recent, first nursing interview ever. It went AMAZINGLY! I was offered my choice of positions on more than one unit. I am so thankful to the poster who made this! Thank you, ten times over!!
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    Quote from NursePallasFNP2b
    I used this post, along with Part 1 & 2, to help with my recent, first nursing interview ever. It went AMAZINGLY! I was offered my choice of positions on more than one unit. I am so thankful to the poster who made this! Thank you, ten times over!!
    Congratulations on the offer! If these questions and answers help just one person out there, then I feel the effort to share them was well worth it.
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    Hi, I am a CNA and I have my first interview ever on Tuesday. I have a job now but I didn't have a formal interview for it so this one will be a first and I am so nervous. Any help and advise would be great. Thanks!
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    Second interview in month...
    First rejected with a response that I they would welcome me to reapply after gaining 6-12 months acute care experience. Kinda stuck in long term care position(charge RN, with level 3\4 residents) at the moment, in a small community where I'm simply not at all happy.
    Stressed. 2+ years experience, and feeling like I'm a disadvantage to even newgrads.
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    Corissa. Google the place where you will interview so you will know something about the place. Dres professionally. No jeans, flip flops, dont wear a lot of jewelry or makeup. Smile and be polite and friendly.
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    I haven't read through the responses, so this may be repetitive, but I wanted to add a few questions I've had recently:

    Describe a time when you had conflict with a manager/coworker/patient/family member and how you resolved it. What was the outcome?

    How do you manage your stress?

    Give an example of how you've handled a high stress situation.

    Have you ever worked nights? Would this be a struggle for you? (for NOC position)

    Give examples related to our values (pt safety, advocacy, stewardship, etc.) that you've performed in patient care.

    What are your favorite patients? Least favorite?

    In asking them questions, the manager today LOVED when I asked what changes have been happening recently in the unit. It was good to know what was up!


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