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Mayo Clinic Registered Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Registered Nurse interview at Mayo Clinic, here are 50 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you respond to feedback in the workplace?

"As a new nurse, I'm very receptive to feedback. I want to know what I'm doing well and what I could do better. I keep an open mind when my superiors provide feedback so I can learn from my mistakes and continue to grow and improve my skills. Good communication is important, and I always actively listen and absorb the information when receiving feedback or coaching. I prefer to get feedback regularly rather than just once a year in an annual performance review."

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Mayo Clinic Registered Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Behavioral

    1. How do you respond to feedback in the workplace?

  • Behavioral

    2. How do you demonstrate professionalism in the workplace?

  • Behavioral

    3. How would other clinical staff you work with describe you?

  • Behavioral

    4. Compassion is a core value at Mayo Clinic. How do you provide compassionate care to patients?

  • Behavioral

    5. Mayo Clinic's mission is "inspiring hope and promoting health through integrated clinical practice, education, and research." As an RN, what does this mean to you?

  • Behavioral

    6. Stewardship is a core value here. What does that mean to you as a nurse? How will you be a good steward at Mayo Clinic?

  • Behavioral

    7. What strengths will you bring to Mayo Clinic?

  • Behavioral

    8. Mayo Clinic values teamwork and collaboration among the clinical teams. How will you promote this culture?

  • Career Goals

    9. Tell me about your five- and ten-year goals.

  • Communication

    10. How do you communicate challenging information to your patients?

  • Competency

    11. How do you care for patients who may not be able to communicate?

  • Competency

    12. How do you effectively communicate with patients and their families?

  • Competency

    13. The Mayo Clinic has earned a grade of "A" from The Leapfrog Group in patient safety. How do you promote patient safety as an RN?

  • Competency

    14. What EHR systems do you have experience with?

  • Competency

    15. What experience do you have responding to a code blue?

  • Competency

    16. As a Mayo Clinic RN, how would you advocate for your patients?

  • Conflict

    17. Describe a time you had a conflict with a physician or peer. How did you handle the situation?

  • Critical Thinking

    18. Tell me about a time you came up with an innovative or creative idea in the workplace.

  • Diligence

    19. Who is the CEO of the Mayo Clinic?

  • Diligence

    20. What is the primary value of the Mayo Clinic?

  • Diligence

    21. How did the Mayo Clinic get its name?

  • Discovery

    22. How do you provide high-quality care to your patients?

  • Discovery

    23. This concludes our interview. Is there anything you would like to add?

  • Discovery

    24. Why did you choose to become a nurse?

  • Discovery

    25. Why are you seeking new employment?

  • Discovery

    26. Tell me how you are qualified for this role.

  • Discovery

    27. How would your former colleagues describe your bedside manner?

  • Discovery

    28. What do you like most about being a nurse?

  • Discovery

    29. Why are you looking for a new opportunity?

  • Discovery

    30. Why are you interested in a position at Mayo Clinic?

  • Discovery

    31. What are your salary requirements?

  • Discovery

    32. If we made you an offer, how soon would you be available to start?

  • Discovery

    33. Are you actively interviewing with other companies?

  • Discovery

    34. What do you know about Mayo Clinic?

  • Discovery

    35. Are you familiar with any of Mayo Clinic's core values?

  • Discovery

    36. Describe your ideal manager.

  • Discovery

    37. Tell me a little bit about yourself.

  • Performance Based

    38. How would you describe your time management skills?

  • Situational

    39. How do you handle an agitated patient?

  • Situational

    40. How would you respond if you were asked to perform a task that you were not trained to do?

  • Situational

    41. Suppose you have a physician's order to give a patient 10 mg of a medication, but you know the normal dose is 1 mg. What do you do?

  • Situational

    42. Tell me about a time you had to confront a nurse, physician, or nursing assistant for being unprofessional or irresponsible.

  • Situational

    43. If you witnessed another nurse stealing narcotics, what would you do?

  • Situational

    44. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a patient.

  • Situational

    45. How do you respond to a patient refusing treatment or medications?

  • Situational

    46. Tell me about a time a breakdown in communication caused an error.

  • Situational

    47. What do you do when a patient yells at you?

  • Stress

    48. How well do you work under pressure?

  • Teamwork

    49. What is your favorite part about working on a team?

  • Tough

    50. What do you like least about your job?