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Hey guys, I have a interview. I need help answering some questions.

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by Shirly Shirly (New) New Nurse

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I recently graduated from Nursing Program and I have got my first interview next week. I need some help with following questions:

1. How do you deal with conflict/issue with your co-worker? What was the conflict and how did you handle it? (how to provide an example to this example if I barely had any conflict with other nurses or HCP during my clinical rotations)

2. How do you deal with difficult patients and family members (examples would be great)?

3. Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with this situation? 

4. Tell me about a time when a patient's family was dissatisfied with your care. How did you handle that situation?

5. Give an example of a time you had to interact with a hostile patient. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?

6. Tell me about the time when you did not know the answer to something at work? How did you go about finding that information?

7. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems with a patient and initiated preventative measures. 

8. Describe your experience with a very ill patient who required a lot of your time. How did you manage this patient’s care while ensuring your other patients were adequately cared for? 

9. Give an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade a patient to agree to something. How did your persuade this person? 

My clinical rotations as a student nurse went smoothly. So, it very hard for me to answer these above questions without providing an example. 

Also, any interview tips is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you. 

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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You don't necessarily have to pull examples from your nursing student experience. It will be much easier for you to answer these from your own experience rather than adopting the stories of others.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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On 2/15/2020 at 9:51 AM, Shirly said:

I recently graduated from Nursing Program and I have got my first interview next week. I need some help with following questions:

1. How do you deal with conflict/issue with your co-worker? What was the conflict and how did you handle it? (how to provide an example to this example if I barely had any conflict with other nurses or HCP during my clinical rotations)

2. How do you deal with difficult patients and family members (examples would be great)?

3. Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with this situation? 

4. Tell me about a time when a patient's family was dissatisfied with your care. How did you handle that situation?

5. Give an example of a time you had to interact with a hostile patient. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?

6. Tell me about the time when you did not know the answer to something at work? How did you go about finding that information?

7. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems with a patient and initiated preventative measures. 

8. Describe your experience with a very ill patient who required a lot of your time. How did you manage this patient’s care while ensuring your other patients were adequately cared for? 

9. Give an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade a patient to agree to something. How did your persuade this person? 

My clinical rotations as a student nurse went smoothly. So, it very hard for me to answer these above questions without providing an example. 

Also, any interview tips is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you. 

The whole point is for YOU to answer these, so they and you both can determine whether you are a good fit for their unit.

Interview tips - dress professionally, be on time, firm handshake, make eye contact, smile, have a sense of humor and let your enthusiasm show.

Good luck.

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These questions are why I won't interview for other jobs any longer. Sitting with a group of 5 or more people asking these questions is intimidating and nerve wracking. I've been to a few where they seemed to understand this and tried to make it less intimidating, but they still asked the idiotic questions, "tell me a time where you.....". Please.... just talk to me about my work experience, ask me clinical questions to test my knowledge, and judge my appearance, comportment and personality, but stop with this crap. It is so obvious that the interviewee has had to write a script and practice and memorize their answers to these questions. How is that beneficial? A lot of good nurses don't interview well under these circumstances. I know nurses who got jobs because the person knew them already, knew what kind of nurse they were (some had done their clinicals and preceptorship there). If you can get a job that way it's much better in my opinion, but unfortunately most don't have that advantage and have to jump through the hoops.

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