Licensed Practical Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Licensed Practical Nurse interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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

"I remember when I first began my career as an LPN, I thought I had to do everything for everyone. I ended up taking on too many tasks and falling behind with my assignments. One of my supervisors told me that a patient had complained because I seemed too rushed. I was so embarrassed because I didn't want anyone to feel like I couldn't do my job or that I didn't care about them. I apologized to the supervisor and my patient and explained that I had taken on some extra assignments, but that I didn't mean to make her feel neglected. When I apologized, the patient agreed to let me continue caring for her. I learned from that experience that it's ok to want to give more, but that I should not stretch myself too thin and risk compromising the best patient care."

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30 Licensed Practical Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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

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

  • 3. How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?

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

  • 5. 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?

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

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

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

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

  • 10. 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?

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

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

  • 13. 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?

  • 14. 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?

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

  • 16. What made you choose a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

  • 17. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 26. Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

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

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

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

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