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What are important characteristics for a nursing aide to possess?

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

Updated on November 29th, 2018
How to Answer

Interviewers often ask questions like this for a couple of reasons. Chances are, whatever characteristics you would consider valuable in another person are characteristics that you possess. Your answer will give the interviewer an idea of what to expect from you.

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"I believe a nursing aide should be outgoing and love people. This is a great job, but it requires a lot of hands-on activity with patients. Being comfortable getting to know people is essential for this job."

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"A nursing aide should definitely be flexible and easy to get along with. Working with people and coordinating daily care requires attention to detail and flexibility."

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"I feel that a nurses aide should be focus driven, but also flexible. He/she should also be a great communicator, as we provide care and assist with activities of daily living for those who can't always do for themselves. A genuine love for people and a giving spirit are important."

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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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