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Clinical Nurse Specialist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Clinical Nurse Specialist interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

Clinical Nurse Specialist was written by and updated on February 2nd, 2018. Learn more here.

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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?

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List of 25 Clinical Nurse Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    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?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Have you obtained prescriptive authority?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    Would people say that you are compassionate?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What are your salary expectations?

  10. 10.

    What do you know about our hospital?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    What type of medical equipment are you best versed in?

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    What are some highlights of your internship?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Who would you say inspires you?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?

  23. 23.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Are you applying for any other jobs?