Nursing Student Interview Questions

20 Nursing Student Questions and Answers by on December 23rd, 2020

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How do you approach giving someone bad news?

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Nursing Student Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How do you approach giving someone bad news?

  2. 2.

    Can you describe a nursing industry trend that’s caught your eye? Why does it interest you?

  3. 3.

    Why did you apply to this nursing program?

  4. 4.

    Do you believe that our medical system would be improved or harmed by moving to a universal healthcare system?

  5. 5.

    Why do you want to be a Nurse?

  6. 6.

    What was your favorite non-nursing related class?

  7. 7.

    What do you have to offer if you attend our nursing program?

  8. 8.

    Medical practice is always evolving. As a result of people needing to quarantine, the availability of telehealth services has increased dramatically. Do you think high standards of care can be achieved without physically seeing patients?

  9. 9.

    You are a new nurse working in a busy ER department. You go into the medicine room and notice the senior nurse slip medication into her pocket. How do you respond?

  10. 10.

    Can you tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a patient?

  11. 11.

    What do you see yourself doing as a nurse in 5 years?

  12. 12.

    What aspect of nursing do you think will be the most challenging, and why?

  13. 13.

    What qualities do you think make a good nurse, and why?

  14. 14.

    What qualities do you have that will help you succeed in nursing school?

  15. 15.

    Time management is an essential skill for nurses. Tell me how you practice good time management skills.

  16. 16.

    Describe the most stressful work or academic situation you have been in, and tell us how you dealt with it?

  17. 17.

    Describe a time that you worked on a team. What went well, and what didn’t?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult patient experience and how you resolved it?

  19. 19.

    A cousin you are close to is admitted to the hospital at which you work. Your aunt asks you to look into her chart because she does not think that the doctors are honest about her test results. What do you do?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about a time you failed to reach your goal. What happened, and what did you learn from the experience?