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30 Nursing Aide Questions and Answers by on November 29th, 2018

Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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What are important characteristics for a nursing aide to possess?

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Nursing Aide Interview Questions

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    What are important characteristics for a nursing aide to possess?

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    What are your primary interests outside of work?

  5. 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?

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    Do you feel like you have good problem solving skills?

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    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

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    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?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

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

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    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?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

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    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?

  20. 20.

    What made you want to become a nursing aide?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    Why do you think you are a good nursing aide?

  23. 23.

    How long have you been a nurses aide?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  27. 27.

    Tell me about one of your most memorable patients.

  28. 28.

    What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

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    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle stressful situations?