Nurse Anesthetist Interview Questions

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When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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  1. 1.

    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  2. 2.

    As a nurse anesthetist, ethics are incredibly important. Provide an example of when your ethics were tested.

  3. 3.

    What is the first thing you would do if you saw a patient with second degree, type 2 heart block with low blood pressure?

  4. 4.

    What questions do you have for me?

  5. 5.

    What do you know about our health care facility?

  6. 6.

    As a nurse anesthetist it's very important to manage your time well. How do you ensure you are always on task?

  7. 7.

    What are your salary expectations?

  8. 8.

    Talk to me about Digoxin and how it works.

  9. 9.

    Why are you the best Nurse Anesthetist for us?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about the continuing education you’ve completed since finishing your Nursing degree.

  11. 11.

    What are the differences between first degree, second degree type 1, and second degree type 2 heart block?

  12. 12.

    What do you enjoy most about being a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (RNA)?

  13. 13.

    In your opinion, what are appropriate interventions for cardiogenic shock?

  14. 14.

    What do you dislike most about being a Nurse Anesthetist?

  15. 15.

    Why did you become a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CNA)?

  16. 16.

    As a nurse anesthetist, you have many employment options. Why did you apply to our health care facility?

  17. 17.

    Walk me through your career as a Nurse Anesthetist.

  18. 18.

    Why did you choose the field of anesthesia instead of other advanced practice fields?

  19. 19.

    Describe your role as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

  20. 20.

    As a nurse anesthetist, how do you maintain your own moral compass?

  21. 21.

    What aspect of being a nurse gives you the most satisfaction?

  22. 22.

    In your professional opinion, what is normal intracranial pressure (ICP)?

  23. 23.

    To your knowledge, what increases intracranial pressure (ICP)?

  24. 24.

    Describe the techniques you have used to manage patient airway or pulmonary status.

  25. 25.

    What type of situations cause you the most stress? How do you handle that stress?

  26. 26.

    Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  27. 27.

    How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

  28. 28.

    On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?

  29. 29.

    Give me a specific example of a time when you were unable to complete a project on time.

  30. 30.

    How would your co-workers describe you?