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30 Licensed Practical Nurse Questions and Answers by on February 16th, 2020

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In addition to providing care to ill patients, and LPN must attend to stressed-out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

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Licensed Practical Nurse Interview Questions

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    In addition to providing care to ill patients, and LPN must attend to stressed-out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

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

  3. 3.

    What would you do if a patient complained to you about one of your coworker's conduct toward him/her?

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    As a Licensed Practical Nurse, what motivates you to do a good job?

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    What is your greatest hesitation when it comes to your work as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

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    Have you ever had a patient be combative toward you? If so, how did you handle the situation?

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    If the Registered Nurse on your unit told you that they had prepared a Rocephin injection, but now has an emergency to attend to and asked you to administer the dose, how would you respond?

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    Has there ever been a time when you felt at risk on the job? If so, how did you handle the situation?

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    As a Licensed Practical Nurse, what is one of your weaknesses and what action steps are you taking to improve?

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    If you discovered that a coworker was violating patient privacy by discussing information outside of the care team, how would you respond?

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    As an experienced LPN, what would you say to someone who is just now beginning a career in the nursing field?

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    Have you ever received negative feedback from a supervisor? If so, how did you handle it?

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    During a shift change, the nurse you are replacing tells you to expect the narcotics count to be off because it was off when they began their shift. How would you handle this situation?

  14. 14.

    What is your favorite aspect about being a Licensed Practical Nurse?

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    Have you ever witnessed a coworker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle the situation?

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    Do you find it easy to gain the trust of others? As an LPN, what are some things you do to earn the trust of others?

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    Nursing can be very demanding at times. How do you prioritize when multiple patients seem to demand your attention at once?

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    What is something that you think people may not know or understand about LPNs that you would like for them to know?

  19. 19.

    If you suspected that one of your co-workers was abusing drugs, how would you handle the situation?

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    If you were the LPN in a clinic and your 15 yr old patient asked you to withhold the results of a positive urine drug screen from her parents, how would you respond?

  21. 21.

    How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?

  22. 22.

    How do you plan to continually grow as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

  23. 23.

    What made you choose a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

  24. 24.

    Are you willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  25. 25.

    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

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    If a patient were to tell you that they do not agree with a doctor's orders or diagnosis, how would you respond?

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    Being a Licensed Practical Nurse can be very stressful. What are some ways you manage stress on the job?

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    Give me an example of a workplace challenge you encountered, and how you handled it.

  29. 29.

    Have you ever considered going back to school to further your LPN certificate into a degree?

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    Give me an example of one of the most difficult things you've faced as an LPN, and how you handled it.