More Common Nursing Interview Questions (Part III) - page 2

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Be sure to check out my two previous articles on interview questions: How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions and A Few More Common Interview Questions (Part II) contain plenty of nursing interview questions and... Read More


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    Quote from elprup
    Here is another interview tecnique: The VA uses PBI Interview Questions like

    Describe a situation in which you had to use your communication skills in presenting complex information.
    How did you determine whether your message was received? (With the original question you are assuming the person did understand.)
    Share with me an example of an important personal goal that you set, and explain how you accomplished it.
    Lead me through a decision-making process on a major project you’ve completed.
    Have you ever had many different tasks given to you at the same time? How did you manage these?
    Give an example of a time you had to make a difficult decision.
    From Performance Based Interview (PBI) introduction - Performance Based Interviewing (PBI)


    Answering these questions really helps in any interview, because you can use them to, "Tell a story" about yourself, which makes you more memorable too!
    Thank you for this, elprup. Although I have never been asked these types of questions while interviewing for a healthcare job, I have had an interview with these exact same questions for a job at a factory many years ago (BTW, I got the job).
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    I hope your articles are posted for eveyone to see. The new wave of newbies and career changers are coming through!
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    Thanks for this one!,, I have interview coming and Im thankful to have found this!..
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    Quote from one1morestep
    Thanks for this one!,, I have interview coming and Im thankful to have found this!..
    Since it's been a couple of weeks, I'm sure you had your interview by now. Do you want to give us an update of how things went?
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    Thank you for this!
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    Can someone please give me the definition of a cardiac step-down unit and progressive care. I kinda have an idea about cardiac step-down but not sure about progressive care. Please help
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    Quote from KeawanaPugh
    Can someone please give me the definition of a cardiac step-down unit and progressive care. I kinda have an idea about cardiac step-down but not sure about progressive care. Please help
    You can post this question in the CCU section of the forum...go to browse, look under Critical Care and Cardiac/CCU forums; that will help with eliciting a more targeted response.
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    I don't know if this is the right place, but I was asked these two questions that I hadn't heard before. Hopefully it will help someone practice if they run into a similar question like this in their own interview:

    What are some advantages and disadvantages of having a career in nursing?

    In what situation have you ever questioned your decision to go into nursing?
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    Quote from livelifeloveRN
    I don't know if this is the right place, but I was asked these two questions that I hadn't heard before. Hopefully it will help someone practice if they run into a similar question like this in their own interview:

    What are some advantages and disadvantages of having a career in nursing?

    In what situation have you ever questioned your decision to go into nursing?
    Thank you!
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    My least favorite question has been "describe the most creative solution you've had to making a difficult solution"...I was so caught off guard I just stumbled through my answer, I didnt even know what hit me!


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