Here are some typical questions they may ask you:
How was your travel to the hospital?
Tell me about yourself?
When can you start?
Give me an example of how you used critical thinking to resolve a patient related problem.
Why did you choose nursing as a career?
What career goals do you have for the next year? For the next 5 years?
Be prepared to be given scenarios that will question your prioritization skills, your genuine concern and empathy for others, or your ability to make others feel valued.
Give me an example of when you...
- Made a decision that was not with the majority
- Felt it justifiable to bend the policy
- Had to rebuild trust and confidence with a person after an incident
Give me an example of how teamwork helped you accomplish a task.
Tell me of a time when you made a mistake in the clinical setting and what you did about it.
Are you an extrovert or an introvert?
If you had a great idea to help improve the unit or patient care, what would you do about the idea?
What type of leadership style do you work best with?
Describe the qualities of the manager or supervisor you would work well with?
How do you feel about rotating shifts and floating to other units?
Where do you see nursing going in the next 5 years?
What to ask if before a job offer is made:
What is the RN to Patient ratio?
What type of orientation can I expect?
As a GN, I know I have challenges and hurdles I will have to overcome, could you tell me how you have helped past GN's be successful in their orientation and integration?
How are nurses involved in the decision making process for the hospital?
What planned changes are expected for the unit within the next year?
If the unit is short staffed, what measures are taken to get the extra help?
What educational opportunities are available to me after graduation?
Am I expected to participate in any committees? If so, how soon?
How is shift report given?
What type of patient diagnosis or conditions are accepted on the unit?
Hope this helps and good luck to you!