Critical Care Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Critical Care Nurse interview, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you feel comfortable working with clinical nursing students in the critical care setting?

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List of 29 Critical Care Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Do you feel comfortable working with clinical nursing students in the critical care setting?

  2. 2.

    Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

  3. 3.

    Why do you think you are a good critical care nurse?

  4. 4.

    Working in the ICU can be very stressful. What are some ways you manage stress on the job?

  5. 5.

    Working with critical care requires a great deal of attention to detail and often multi-tasking. What do you do to help keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about a time you were trusted with confidential information regarding a patient's care.

  7. 7.

    What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

  8. 8.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  9. 9.

    What are some aspects of your specialty that make it unique compared to other specialties?

  10. 10.

    Do you participate in any outreach or volunteer work?

  11. 11.

    Do you feel you have good problem solving skills?

  12. 12.

    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

  13. 13.

    Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may prevent you from continuing employment here if you are offered a position here?

  14. 14.

    What is your greatest fear about being a critical care nurse?

  15. 15.

    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

  16. 16.

    If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you look for in a candidate, and do you think you possess those qualities?

  17. 17.

    Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

  18. 18.

    Have you ever considered choosing a different career?

  19. 19.

    Nurses at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  20. 20.

    What advice would you give to a nurse looking to enter your field of nursing?

  21. 21.

    In your opinion, what personality type is best suited toward this specialty?

  22. 22.

    What about your job as a critical care nurse gives you the most satisfaction?

  23. 23.

    What would you say is your greatest strength as a critical care nurse?

  24. 24.

    In addition to providing care to seriously ill patients, critical care nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

  25. 25.

    What is a risk that is associated with a patient being in critical care and being bed bound?

  26. 26.

    Why do you think critical care nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

  27. 27.

    Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

  28. 28.

    What are your primary interests outside of work?

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    Have you ever considered relocation? If so, what area would you be willing to travel to?