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

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

Updated on November 29th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Sharing your experience or advice is a privilege. When an interviewer asks a question like this, he is trying to determine if you enjoy your work and what kind of impact you may have on people who are new to this field. Remember to be positive.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I would tell someone who is considering becoming a nursing assistant that it is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. There is just something about being able to help people who are unable to care for themselves."

Entry Level
Answer example

"If someone were asking me about becoming a nursing aide, I would tell them it is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. I never really understood how involved nursing aides are in direct patient care. Being able to spend time with patients and get to care for them, often when they are at their most vulnerable is a great experience."

Experienced
Answer example

"I love being a nursing aide. If someone were to tell me that they are considering becoming a nursing aide, I would be supportive of their choices. There are many careers that offer different opportunities, but being a nursing aide gives me the chance to get to know patients and care for them while assisting nurses and other healthcare personnel. It is a great career."

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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What advice would you give to someone who is considering becoming a nursing assistant?
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No, unless I know about the right medicine, right dose, right time and right person.
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