Nursing Aide Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Nursing Aide interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What is one of the most difficult things about being a nursing aide?

Working in the healthcare field means there are days that are exciting and fun, and there are days that are sometimes difficult or sad. Being able to identify things that are difficult to you and learning to adjust to those difficult times while still performing your job well is an important skill for a nursing aide to learn. The interviewer wants to know what you consider 'difficult' and how you cope with those times.

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30 Nursing Aide Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What is one of the most difficult things about being a nursing aide?

  • 2. Why do you think you are a good nursing aide?

  • 3. In addition to providing care to patients/residents, nursing aides often have to talk with stressed out, and sometimes demanding, family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

  • 4. Being a nursing aide requires a great deal of attention to detail and often multi-tasking. What do you do to help keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

  • 5. If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you look for in a candidate, and do you think you possess those qualities?

  • 6. Do you feel like you have good problem solving skills?

  • 7. What are some of the most difficult patients to work with as a nursing aide?

  • 8. What made you want to become a nursing aide?

  • 9. Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

  • 10. Do you anticipate any changes in your life within the next 12-24 months that may cause you to have to relocate or leave this job?

  • 11. Have you ever had an issue with a supervising nurse, and if so, how did you handle it?

  • 12. What are some things that you do to help promote balance in your life?

  • 13. How would you deal with an angry patient, and why?

  • 14. Tell me about a time you were trusted with confidential information.

  • 15. In your opinion, what personality type is best suited for being a nursing aide?

  • 16. How long have you been a nurses aide?

  • 17. Nursing aides at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  • 18. What are your primary interests outside of work?

  • 19. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 20. Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

  • 21. What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

  • 22. Tell me about one of your most memorable patients.

  • 23. What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  • 24. What are important characteristics for a nursing aide to possess?

  • 25. How would your coworkers describe you?

  • 26. Have you ever thought about furthering your career and becoming a nurse?

  • 27. Can you recall a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or boss? If so, how was it resolved?

  • 28. Being a nurses aide often requires a great deal of physical exertion. Are you comfortable with physically demanding assignments?

  • 29. Do you know what measures should be taken to help prevent a decubitus (pressure) ulcer?

  • 30. What advice would you give to someone who is considering becoming a nursing assistant?