Clinical Nurse Specialist Interview Questions

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How many days were you absent from work last year?

Clinical Nurse Specialist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  2. 2.

    Who would you say inspires you?

  3. 3.

    How do you like to be recognized for your nursing accomplishments?

  4. 4.

    What are some highlights of your internship?

  5. 5.

    What type of medical equipment are you best versed in?

  6. 6.

    In which states are you registered to work as a clinical nurse specialist?

  7. 7.

    We look favorably on volunteer work. How do you give back to your community?

  8. 8.

    Are you applying for any other jobs?

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    A nurse must have high integrity. When have you shown great integrity at work?

  10. 10.

    How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?

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    How do you get along with your fellow nurses and physicians?

  12. 12.

    Have you progressed in your nursing career as you have expected?

  13. 13.

    When a patient suffers a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  14. 14.

    Have you obtained prescriptive authority?

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    Describe a recent issue you had with a doctor or co-worker's decision. How did you handle it?

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    Would people say that you are compassionate?

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    Which automated medical records software are you trained in? Rate your technical abilities from 1-10.

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    We are looking for a CNS with exceptional leadership skills. Tell me about your leadership qualities.

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    Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

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    Do you have a Master's Degree or a Post-Master's Certificate? If so, what is your area of specialty?

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    Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?

  22. 22.

    What do you know about our hospital?

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    As a CNS you will be on your feet most of the day, and often lifting patients. Are you able to meet the physical demands of this role?

  24. 24.

    What are your salary expectations?

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    Tell me about a time when you made a mistake with a patient. What happened and how did you correct it?