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Nurse Practitioner Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Nurse Practitioner interview, here are 55 interview questions and answer examples.

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

To get a sense of how you will handle certain challenges in this role as a nurse practitioner, your interviewer poses a question where you can talk about your most important accomplishment during your career. Being able to face a challenge while still gaining some accomplishment is very satisfying. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you were able to come out on top despite being faced with an obstacle to give them a sense that you will be an achiever in this role with their organization.

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55 Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

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

  • Adaptability

    2. If hired as our next nurse practitioner, what is your availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays?

  • Adaptability

    3. 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?

  • Behavioral

    4. When you suffer a setback as a nurse practitioner, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • Behavioral

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

  • Behavioral

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

  • Behavioral

    7. 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?

  • Career Goals

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

  • Career Goals

    9. How do you plan to continually grow and learn as a nurse practitioner on our team?

  • Communication

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

  • Communication

    11. How would you rate the communication skills that you would bring to our team as our next nurse practitioner?

  • Compatibility

    12. Describe the work ethic you would bring to our organization.

  • Competency

    13. 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?

  • Competency

    14. If hired as our next nurse practitioner, would you bring the ability to work independently to our team?

  • Conflict

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

  • Conflict

    16. How do you handle conflict in the workplace?

  • Diligence

    17. 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?

  • Diligence

    18. As a nurse practitioner, how do you stay current on new practice innovations?

  • Direct

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

  • Discovery

    20. Tell me a little bit about yourself.

  • Discovery

    21. Tell us about your community involvement. How would this translate to this nurse practitioner role with our organization?

  • Discovery

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

  • Experience

    23. How did your experience as an RN, whether in clinicals or on the job, affect how you do your job as a nurse practitioner?

  • Experience

    24. Are you familiar with the scope of practice you would be permitted to have as a nurse practitioner with our organization?

  • Job Satisfaction

    25. What do you like most about being a nurse practitioner?

  • Job Satisfaction

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

  • Job Satisfaction

    27. If hired at our organization, how could we keep you motivated as a nurse practitioner?

  • Job Satisfaction

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

  • Job Satisfaction

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

  • Leadership

    30. What qualities do you feel a should leader have?

  • Problem Solving

    31. As a nurse practitioner with our organization, would you be comfortable making tough decisions in regards to a patients care?

  • Salary

    32. If offered this role as a nurse practitioner with our organization, do you have any salary requirements?

  • Teamwork

    33. If hired as a nurse practitioner here, how would you gain our physician staff's trust and respect?

  • Tough

    34. Why should we hire you over any other nurse practitioner for this role at our organization?

  • Tough

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

  • Role-Specific

    Clinic

    36. Do you have experience providing care through telemedicine (virtual appointments)?

  • Role-Specific

    Clinic

    37. As a new nurse practitioner at our clinic, what are some challenges you anticipate?

  • Role-Specific

    Clinic

    38. Tell me about your typical day.

  • Role-Specific

    Clinic

    39. How do you handle a situation where you feel like you have too many patients on your schedule?

  • Role-Specific

    Clinic

    40. If an adult patient came into the office and you suspected abuse, what would you do?

  • Role-Specific

    Correctional Facility

    41. What responsibilities do you anticipate in this role?

  • Role-Specific

    Correctional Facility

    42. Since many inmates are confined in close quarters, how do you prevent and stop the spread of illness among the population?

  • Role-Specific

    Correctional Facility

    43. What are some unique challenges you find working in a correctional facility?

  • Role-Specific

    Correctional Facility

    44. How do you maintain healthy boundaries with your patients?

  • Role-Specific

    Correctional Facility

    45. How do you feel about treating people who may have committed violent crimes?

  • Role-Specific

    Hospital

    46. How do you handle a patient who is agitated?

  • Role-Specific

    Hospital

    47. What is your experience level and understanding of HIPAA?

  • Role-Specific

    Hospital

    48. How do you handle a disagreement with a physician?

  • Role-Specific

    Hospital

    49. What types of hospital units do you have experience working in?

  • Role-Specific

    Hospital

    50. If you saw a nurse aide failing to follow safety precautions, what would you do?

  • Role-Specific

    Nursing Home

    51. How do you care for patients who cannot communicate?

  • Role-Specific

    Nursing Home

    52. What experience do you have treating patients with memory impairment or dementia?

  • Role-Specific

    Nursing Home

    53. Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult family member of a resident.

  • Role-Specific

    Nursing Home

    54. What experience do you have and what do you enjoy about working with the geriatric population?

  • Role-Specific

    Nursing Home

    55. Are you comfortable being the lone advanced practice medical professional on duty?