How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - pg.4 | allnurses

How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - page 4

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... Read More

  1. Visit  hifa profile page
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    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.
    Here are the questions they asked me:
    - Tell me about yourself
    -Describe your previous job
    -What have you learned from your previous work experience that you can use in the position that you're applying for?
    - Since you're job experience is far from the position your applying for (I'm an homehealth nurse, never worked at a SNF) tell me how can you keep up with that?
    - Greatest accomplishment?
    - Why nursing?
    - why should I hire you? ( this is the time when I just start talking of all the positive things about me)
    - what do you know about us?

    Interview lasted for 30 mins. For the first 10 mins I felt like I just want to walk out when she kept on repeating that i dont have enough experience that could support my desired position and on top of thinking that I wasn't really prepared. But I got her when she asked me, "why nursing?" I told her that its my passion. Waking up everyday with a mindset that you're here in this world to make someone happy, touch their hearts, to let them know that you care, and at the end of the day I feel accomplished and felt so rewarded. It's not about the money, it's how you make someone feel comforted and loved even in their darkest and fearful hours." Next thing I know, she started talking about my rate, and said You're hired!


    Don't sell yourself short! Go out there and tell them how good you are, be honest and be confident! Good luck to you all!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jun 18, '13 : Reason: TOS/links removed
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  2. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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!
  3. Visit  tlsnurse#1 profile page
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    closed toed or open toed shoes?
  4. Visit  FlorenceMyHeroe profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  FlorenceMyHeroe profile page
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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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  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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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  7. Visit  middleagednurse profile page
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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?
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  Sav4u profile page
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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!
  10. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  Sea_of_Roses profile page
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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.......
  12. Visit  NursePallasFNP2b profile page
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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!!
    RunBabyRN likes this.
  13. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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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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