Certified Nursing Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Certified Nursing Assistant interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

Certified Nursing Assistant was updated by on August 10th, 2021. Learn more here.

Question 1 of 35

Describe your ideal patient that you would be working with at our organization?

While playing favorites certainly isn't acceptable as a Certified Nursing Assistant, it is okay to talk about what your ideal patient is like. If possible, try to think about a great patient you worked closely with in the past and discuss what made that relationship excellent. You don't necessarily have to tell about a particular patient by name if you don't want to but be sure to highlight the qualities that made you fall in love with them. Whatever qualities that your favorite patient has, be sure to keep your answer positive.

Next Question

35 Certified Nursing Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Describe your ideal patient that you would be working with at our organization?

  • 2. How would your close colleagues describe working with you?

  • 3. Are there any common duties of a CNA that you are not willing or fearful to perform?

  • 4. What do you know about various stages of pressure sores and how to care for them?

  • 5. What duties of this role do you feel that you would need the most training in from the start?

  • 6. If hired at our organization, walk me through how you would enter a patient's room.

  • 7. How would you work effectively with a patient at our organization that was refusing care?

  • 8. If hired for this role, what is one area that you feel you could improve on as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • 9. What are your career goals in the healthcare field?

  • 10. How do you feel about supervising other Certified Nursing Assistants and do you have any supervising experience?

  • 11. What do you know about our organization?

  • 12. If offered this position, do you have any specific salary expectations?

  • 13. How would you manage the normal work stress that our Certified Nursing Assistants feel from time to time?

  • 14. How would you handle a confrontation with a colleague?

  • 15. What experience with blood glucose monitoring would you bring to our team?

  • 16. If you were in a situation here where you needed to move a patient that was a little too heavy for you, what would you do?

  • 17. How would your patients describe you?

  • 18. What drove you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • 19. If you were working here with a patient that insisted their personal hygiene was fine and it wasn't, what would you do?

  • 20. Walking with our patients on the floor can be monotonous at times. How do you make it more exciting for both you and the patient?

  • 21. If you had a patient here that insisted on hitting their call light all night when the reasons weren't justified, what would you do?

  • 22. What documentation experience within an EMR system would you bring to our team as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • 23. What are a few technical skills that you excel at as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • 24. What is one interpersonal skill that you feel is important for a CNA at our organization to have that you excel at?

  • 25. Why do you feel it is important to have a positive attitude as a Certified Nursing Assistant at our organization?

  • 26. Give an example of a time where you used your sense of humor as a Certified Nursing Assistant. How would you bring a sense of humor to this organization?

  • 27. How is teamwork important as a Certified Nursing Assistant and what type of team player would we be hiring if we offered you this role?

  • 28. How would you bring a sense of care and compassion to our patients?

  • 29. Tell us about a time that you demonstrated patience with one of your patients.

  • 30. If offered this position, what is your availability to work night or weekend shifts?

  • 31. If one of your colleagues displayed poor bed-side manners, what would you do?

  • 32. If you were unable to get to work on time here at our organization, what would you do?

  • 33. How can we ensure that you are motivated each and every day on the job to provide the best patient care possible?

  • 34. Talk about some recent continuing education that you have received? Why is this important in your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • 35. If hired as our next Certified Nursing Assistant, how much orientation time do you feel is reasonable to be up and running?