Nurse Practitioner Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Nurse Practitioner interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell me a little bit about yourself.

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List of 35 Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Tell me a little bit about yourself.

  2. 2.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  3. 3.

    If hired here, how would you gain the trust and respect from our physician team?

  4. 4.

    If offered this role as a Nurse Practitioner with our organization, do you have any salary requirements?

  5. 5.

    What qualities do you feel a should leader have?

  6. 6.

    What do you know about our organization and what interests you in a practice here?

  7. 7.

    How did your experience as an RN, whether in clinicals or on the job, affect how you do your job as a Nurse Practitioner?

  8. 8.

    Are there any procedures that you are looking to forward to performing in this role as our next Nurse Practitioner? Are there any that you wouldn't care to perform?

  9. 9.

    Have you ever had a time where you couldn't complete all of your necessary tasks in a given day or shift? How did you handle that situation?

  10. 10.

    Are you familiar with the scope of practice you would be permitted to have as a Nurse Practitioner with our organization?

  11. 11.

    How do you handle conflict in the workplace?

  12. 12.

    As a Nurse Practitioner, how do you stay current on new practice innovations?

  13. 13.

    How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    If hired at our organization, how could we keep you motivated as a Nurse Practitioner?

  16. 16.

    Tell us about your community involvement. How would this translate to this Nurse Practitioner role with our organization?

  17. 17.

    If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?

  18. 18.

    Why did you choose to advance your studies beyond your RN degree?

  19. 19.

    What do you like most about being a Nurse Practitioner?

  20. 20.

    As a Nurse Practitioner with our organization, would you be comfortable making tough decisions in regards to a patients care?

  21. 21.

    How do you plan to continually grow and learn as a Nurse Practitioner on our team?

  22. 22.

    What type of nursing tasks do you find least desirable, or most challenging?

  23. 23.

    Why should we hire you over any other Nurse Practitioner for this role at our organization?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about a crisis situation you faced at work. How were you a part of the solution?

  25. 25.

    What accomplishment during your career do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?

  26. 26.

    Do you have any restrictions on your RN or NP license?

  27. 27.

    Describe the work ethic you would bring to our organization.

  28. 28.

    How would you rate the communication skills that you would bring to our team as our next Nurse Practitioner?

  29. 29.

    If hired as our next Nurse Practitioner, would you bring the ability to work independently to our team?

  30. 30.

    Talk about a situation where you had to deal with a patient or family member that was upset. How did you handle that situation?

  31. 31.

    We expect our Nurse Practitioners to be open and adaptive to change. When was the last time you had to use new methods, equipment or procedures in your work? How did you handle that situation?

  32. 32.

    At our organization, we put a great amount of focus on the patient experience. How would you help ensure a positive experience for all patients that you work with here?

  33. 33.

    If hired as a Nurse Practitioner here, how would you gain our physician staff's trust and respect?

  34. 34.

    What is an issue in the current healthcare system that you would like to see change?

  35. 35.

    If hired as our next Nurse Practitioner, what is your availability to work nights, weekends and holidays?