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How long have you been a nurses aide?

1 of 30 Nursing Aide Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on November 29th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Length of experience will help an interviewer determine what strengths you may have and what area your skills may be most well utilized. Rather than just giving a specific amount of time, also share what your primary responsibilities were during that time.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have been a nursing aide for X years. The majority of my experience as a nursing aide has been working in long-term care facilities. I do have some experience working as a home health nursing aide, as well."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I just recently became certified as a nursing assistant. I love caring for others and am really looking forward to the experience of being a nursing aide."

Experienced
Answer example

"I have been a nursing aide for X years. I initially began my medical career as a medical secretary. While I did enjoy that work, I really wanted to find something that allowed me to have a more hands-on role with patients. I really enjoy being able to be actively involved with the care of others."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
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. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 10/30/2014
Last modified on: 11/29/2018
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