Nursing Aide Interview Questions

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

Question 1 of 30

How would your coworkers describe you?

Nursing Aide Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  2. 2.

    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?

  3. 3.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

  12. 12.

    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?

  13. 13.

    How long have you been a nurses aide?

  14. 14.

    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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    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?

  16. 16.

    Why do you think you are a good nursing aide?

  17. 17.

    Do you feel like you have good problem solving skills?

  18. 18.

    What made you want to become a nursing aide?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    What are your primary interests outside of work?

  24. 24.

    What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

  25. 25.

    Tell me about one of your most memorable patients.

  26. 26.

    What are important characteristics for a nursing aide to possess?

  27. 27.

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

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

  29. 29.

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

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