Community Nurse Mock Interview

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

Community Nurse was written by on October 31st, 2023. Learn more here.

Question 1 of 25

Do you have reliable transportation and the ability to travel if offered our community nurse position?

Because most community nursing positions require work in patients' homes and within the community, having safe and reliable transportation will be a basic job requirement. Your interviewer asks this question to ensure that you have a safe vehicle for travel and that you are able to commit to the travel requirements for the job.

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25 Community Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Do you have reliable transportation and the ability to travel if offered our community nurse position?

  • 2. As a community nurse, how would you effectively motivate your fellow team members?

  • 3. Do you currently hold the Community Health Nursing Certification? If not, are you willing to pursue this certification in the future?

  • 4. What do you feel would be your biggest weakness as a community health nurse in this role?

  • 5. Do you have experience speaking in front of a large audience? What size groups are you comfortable speaking in front of?

  • 6. What are some challenges in the public health field that you see nurses facing in the near future?

  • 7. Talk about a time where you had to deal with a major change within the workplace. How did you handle that situation and what did you learn from it?

  • 8. If you could create any public health initiative in this role with an unlimited budget, what would it be?

  • 9. If hired for our community health nursing position, what type of communicator would you be?

  • 10. What do you feel you would enjoy most about this role as a community health nurse within our organization?

  • 11. In your experience as a nurse, in what ways do you most often see people making poor choices in regard to their health?

  • 12. In this community health nurse role, why do you feel that collecting data and tracking results is an important aspect of the job?

  • 13. If we were to talk with some recent patients that you cared for, how would they describe you and the healthcare you provided?

  • 14. Tell us about a time you were proud of a team you were a part of in the healthcare setting. What role did you play in that effort?

  • 15. What aspects of our organization interested you to apply for this role?

  • 16. What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing? Have your personal motivating factors changed now that you are pursuing a career in public health?

  • 17. Do you belong to any nursing organizations or read any nursing-related publications? How do these help you stay well-informed and educated in the field?

  • 18. Talk about how you typically prioritize your work as an RN. How do you feel your methods will help you in this role?

  • 19. Have you ever encountered a situation that involved an irate colleague or patient? How did you handle that situation and what did you do to achieve a positive outcome?

  • 20. Have you participated on any project teams or other administrative projects during your career?

  • 21. What patient education skills would you bring to our team as a community nurse?

  • 22. Describe a time you provided care for a patient whose values or beliefs were different from yours. What did you do in that situation to ensure quality care was provided?

  • 23. If offered this role as our next community health nurse, how much supervision do you feel you would need in your initial months on the job?

  • 24. Given your work experience and knowledge, what makes you the ideal candidate to join our organization as a community health nurse?

  • 25. As a prospective community nurse, what is your overall availability to work evenings?