First time interviewing for an LPN position Need Advise please

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Hello everyone,

I was offered an interview at a Hospital...so NERVOUS I will ruine this opportunity .....it's what I always wanted but I'm afraid my nervousness will cause me to not get chosen for the position. I need advice What questions will I be asked???? What to expect :uhoh3:

NamasteNurse, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC. Has 8 years experience.

I interviewed just recently and got both jobs. one thing they asked is how would I deal with aides who needed to do something. A lot of the questions were about that, leadership type issues. They also asked what do I consider a good days work, what does 'ethical' mean, how would I handle a med error, how would I deal with a difficult patient, doctor or family member. Good luck, it's a good exercise. Try to be confident and not nervous! You can also find some typical questions here on this site or google them.

LPNCieBan

56 Posts

Specializes in Nursing Home/Subacute/LTC.

How do you deal with difficult doctors, patients and family? Thanks for your reply By the way! You didn't get asked about yourself and why do you want to work there ? Did you have questions for the interviewer I am really trying to prepare because I know myself I will get stuck on a question.....but I'm feeling much better than Yesterday I am pretty confident about the interview

guest2210

400 Posts

In nursing school, I couldn't even take constructive criticism from my instructors without crying my eyes out. Glad to say, over the years,I have developed a much tougher skin. Where I used to be intimidated by my supervisors and doctors, I now don't concern myself with such things. Now I train physicians to use EMR, and THEY are at MY mercy. LOL.. Revenge can be sweet..LOL

Just be yourself...be honest...you are essentially, selling yourself to a prospective employer. Think about your strengths and weaknesses, what you feel you need to work on to be a better nurse. Take a few deep breaths before you go in for the interview, and knock it outta the park!!

Good luck! :nurse:

Barb :smokin:

LPNCieBan

56 Posts

Specializes in Nursing Home/Subacute/LTC.
In nursing school, I couldn't even take constructive criticism from my instructors without crying my eyes out. Glad to say, over the years,I have developed a much tougher skin. Where I used to be intimidated by my supervisors and doctors, I now don't concern myself with such things. Now I train physicians to use EMR, and THEY are at MY mercy. LOL.. Revenge can be sweet..LOL

Just be yourself...be honest...you are essentially, selling yourself to a prospective employer. Think about your strengths and weaknesses, what you feel you need to work on to be a better nurse. Take a few deep breaths before you go in for the interview, and knock it outta the park!!

Good luck! :nurse:

Barb :smokin:

Hi Thanks for the reply, I totally understand sometimes I want to :crying2: I want to get over this and have tough skin because I know I do...My interview was yesterday and Im hoping it went well I'm suppose to get a call back by next week for my status..I was interviewed by the Nurse HR recruiter and then the DON- she was pretty firm about not bringing in a lazy nurse because the facility is very busy...getting 7 admissions yesterday I've worked in this type of facility before very fast pace..:D