Nurse Practitioner School Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Nurse Practitioner School interview, here are 20 interview questions and answer examples.

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What attracted you to our program?

"I was attracted to this program because of its high teaching standards and commitment to serving rural communities. This program ranked very highly on teacher satisfaction polls and received many awards from the AANP regarding the quality of instructors. The other factor that led me to apply is the opportunities in rural health education during optional summer clinical rotations. It is my ultimate goal to be a provider servicing rural areas."

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20 Nurse Practitioner School Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What attracted you to our program?

  • 2. What song do you cut on when you want to get energized and motivated?

  • 3. What things do you like to do in your free time?

  • 4. A long-time friend comes to you asking for a favor. They are currently uninsured and cannot afford to go to the doctor. They ask you to write a prescription for them, to hold them over until they get health insurance again. What would you do?

  • 5. You are an NP working at the hospital. One shift, you are assigned a 90-year-old woman who does not speak English. Test results come back and show that she has advanced-stage cancer. Her family does not want to tell her the news. How do you proceed?

  • 6. You are a newly graduated Nurse Practitioner. What would you do if you observed a colleague be verbally aggressive with a patient?

  • 7. How would you handle a patient that is non-compliant?

  • 8. Healthcare is often called a team sport. How do you approach working in a team environment?

  • 9. What quality do you have that will help you succeed in this profession?

  • 10. Describe a difficult clinical experience. How did you handle it?

  • 11. Why do you want to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

  • 12. How are you prepared to handle the rigor of Nurse Practitioner school?

  • 13. What specialty are you most interested in?

  • 14. We have thousands of applicants to our program. What have you done that makes you the best candidate?

  • 15. What patient population are you most passionate about? Why? What are your thoughts about the health problems affecting that group? How might you go about solving those problems?

  • 16. Where do you see yourself in 10 years as a Nurse Practitioner?

  • 17. What is your personal nursing philosophy?

  • 18. How have you prepared yourself for Nurse Practitioner school and the Nurse Practitioner profession?

  • 19. How do you stay up-to-date on current medical practices and research?

  • 20. What differentiates a Nurse Practitioner from a Physician or a Physician Associate?