Entry-Level Nursing Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Entry-Level Nursing interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Where would you like to be in five years professionally?

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List of 35 Entry-Level Nursing Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Where would you like to be in five years professionally?

  2. 2.

    Can you tell us your top three considerations when choosing a possible employer?

  3. 3.

    What nursing organizations do you belong to and why did you choose them?

  4. 4.

    Who influenced you the most in your life?

  5. 5.

    What do you feel is your strongest clinical skill, and why?

  6. 6.

    How do you see yourself interacting with physicians, who sometimes can be demanding and difficult to work with?

  7. 7.

    Describe one of your weaknesses?

  8. 8.

    Why do you think that you are a great fit for our organization?

  9. 9.

    Nurses experience vast diversity when caring for patients. How do you deal with different perspectives and philosophies in the workplace?

  10. 10.

    On a scale of 1-10, please rate your communication effectiveness and explain why.

  11. 11.

    How would you handle a situation where a patient disagrees with you?

  12. 12.

    Do you have any questions for our team?

  13. 13.

    Where would you like to be in five years personally?

  14. 14.

    Describe one of your strengths?

  15. 15.

    Do you have any hobbies or interests?

  16. 16.

    What value can you add to our team in terms of personal attributes, education, and skills?

  17. 17.

    Most nursing positions are not your typical nine-to-five jobs. Tell me about your willingness to work non-traditional hours.

  18. 18.

    As an entry-level nurse, tell me how you will handle situations where more experienced nurses on your team may not be very welcoming or helpful to you.

  19. 19.

    Our company sees patients in multiple specialty areas, and many times we ask our nurses to cross-train to different specialties. Tell me how you will approach a situation where you are asked to cross-train.

  20. 20.

    What was your favorite clinical rotation during nursing school?

  21. 21.

    What inspired you to pursue a career in the nursing field?

  22. 22.

    What was the most challenging part of your nursing education?

  23. 23.

    Aside from your clinical rotations, tell me about your experience caring for patients.

  24. 24.

    Where do you see yourself in your nursing career in ten years?

  25. 25.

    Describe your strongest non-clinical skill that will be most beneficial to you in your nursing career.

  26. 26.

    Nursing can be a high-stress, unpredictable, and fast-paced environment. Tell me about your previous experience working in such an environment and how it has prepared you for a career in nursing.

  27. 27.

    Tell me how you will handle a situation where you are asked to perform a clinical procedure or task that is within your scope of work but you feel uncomfortable with.

  28. 28.

    Because nursing is a very challenging career, many nurses face burnout. How will you prevent becoming burned out?

  29. 29.

    Nurses typically work long shifts, often working 12-hour days rather than the traditional 8-hour workday, and oftentimes are required to work overtime. Tell me why you think you are prepared for these long days.

  30. 30.

    Which nursing theorist do you align most with?

  31. 31.

    Why do you think you are a great fit for our hospital?

  32. 32.

    What routines or tools do you use to keep yourself accountable at work?

  33. 33.

    For 18 years in a row, the Gallop poll has rated nurses the highest in honor and ethics. What does integrity mean to you?

  34. 34.

    How do you maintain confidentiality in the workplace?

  35. 35.

    In your opinion, what are the three most important qualities a nurse should possess?