How To Answer The Most Common Nursing Interview Questions - page 7

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. by   TheCommuter
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    Good...
    Thank you for the feedback.
  2. by   angiebelle440
    Just had a nerve-wracking interview, and wanted to share some questions they asked me:

    "Tell me about a time someone critiqued your work"
    "Tell me about a time you went above and beyond what was required of you"
    "you are very busy with a full patient load. Tell me how you handle it"
    "Tell me about an overbearing family member, and how you handled it"
    "Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a supervisor, and how you handled it"
    "Tell me about a med error, and how you handled it"

    IF ONLY they had asked why I wanted to be a nurse, or what my weaknesses are- I practiced answering those!! Besides the med error question, these others hit me from outfield. Just wanted to share!
    Last edit by Joe V on Feb 10, '17
  3. by   Lilliesmith
    You are so awesome for sharing this
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Lilliesmith
    You are so awesome for sharing this
    Thanks...I appreciate the feedback.
  5. by   southernnurse68
    Thank you for this! I hope it'll help in my interview that is coming up!
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from southernnurse68
    Thank you for this! I hope it'll help in my interview that is coming up!
    You are welcome. By the way, it would be appreciated if you could post an update to let us know how your interview went.
  7. by   Cate1987
    Thanks for all of these helpful comments!
  8. by   rlamot
    +NayRN

    The first question you mentioned would have thrown me off as well.

    For the second question, however, I've learned never to use a med error response. I did that once as well and I think it just makes the interviewer uneasy since they are thinking about what it could cost their facility if the med error had bad consequences. Also, they may be thinking if you are willing to share the med error incident at an interview, you may feel comfortable sharing it elsewhere and that could make them look bad as a facility to hire a nurse that shared with the interviewer that she made a med error, even if there was no harm done.

    I understand your work environment as I was worked in a similar environment but I just don't think the med error response goes over well with interviewers- even though we all make them.

    Hope this helps!

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