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34 Interview Questions & Answers

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Tell me about an experience when you had to use ACLS, BLS, or PALS protocols in your nursing practice.
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How do you approach the documentation of patient records? Do you have specific strategies that you use?
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Tell me about a time that you had to deal with an unexpected emergency on the job. How did you handle that situation?
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Are you specialized in a particular area of nursing, i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, geriatric, or women's health?
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What was your least favorite patient? What was the situation.
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Tell me about your IV skills. Are you able to start an IV?
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How do you stay current on the latest health research?
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How many patients is a full workload for you?
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How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?
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What precautions do you take with a patient in poor health?
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Describe your typical relationship with physicians you work with.
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Tell me about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results?
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Describe a recent issue you had with a doctor or co-worker's decision. How did you handle it?
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How do you make seamless transitions on shift changes?
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How have you responded when your supervisor asked you to work an additional shift to fill vacancies?
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Tell me about a time when you cared for a patient whose values or beliefs were different from your own. How did you handle the situation?
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What motivates you to provide top-of-the-line nursing care?
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Tell me about a time when you had to assist with an administrative project or task. What did the project/task entail and which software programs did you while completing the tasks?
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Why are you leaving your current position?
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Tell me about your education.
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Tell me about the greatest challenge you have faced in your nursing career? How did you overcome it?
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Tell me about a time when you committed a medical error in your nursing career. How did you handle it?
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Tell me about your experience and abilities in collecting lab samples, such as blood, tissue, and and other specimens. Elaborate on the entire end-to-end process of collection.
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How do you approach providing patient discharge instructions or patient education?
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Tell me about a time you had to communicate bad news to a patient. How did you effectively communicate that news and what was the outcome?
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Tell me about the most stressful situation you've had to deal with in the workplace.
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What is your work availability? Are you able to work nights? Weekends?
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Talk about a time you had to communicate a complicated medical issue to a patient or their family. How did you go about relaying the message?
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Talk about a time that you had to deal with a significant change in your work procedures or in your workplace. How did you handle that change?
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We are interviewing several candidates for this position. Why should we hire you?
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Do you have any questions about the specific requirements or responsibilities of the job?
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Are you able to handle the physical requirement of the job?
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Tell me about a time when you have recognized that a patient is in a difficult or dangerous situation. How did you respond and what was the outcome?
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Tell me about your experience supervising or mentoring other nurses.
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