Nursing Interview Questions

48 Nursing Questions and Answers By Kelly Burlison

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Have you ever been disciplined or asked to resign from a nursing position?

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Nursing Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Tell me about the greatest challenge you have faced in your nursing career? How did you overcome it?

  2. 2.

    Have you ever been disciplined or asked to resign from a nursing position?

  3. 3.

    How many patients is a full workload for you?

  4. 4.

    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?

  5. 5.

    What was your least favorite patient? What was the situation.

  6. 6.

    Describe your typical relationship with physicians you work with.

  7. 7.

    Are you specialized in a particular area of nursing, i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, geriatric, or women's health?

  8. 8.

    Do you carry professional liability insurance? Why or why not?

  9. 9.

    What professional organizations do you belong to and which ones would you like to join in the future?

  10. 10.

    Can you tell us about what attracted you to a nursing position with our facility?

  11. 11.

    How do you approach providing patient discharge instructions or patient education?

  12. 12.

    Describe a recent issue you had with a doctor or co-worker's decision. How did you handle it?

  13. 13.

    How do you stay current on the latest health research?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your education.

  15. 15.

    What motivates you to provide top-of-the-line nursing care?

  16. 16.

    How do you make seamless transitions on shift changes?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time that you had to deal with an unexpected emergency on the job. How did you handle that situation?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about an experience when you had to use ACLS, BLS, or PALS protocols in your nursing practice.

  19. 19.

    How do you approach the documentation of patient records? Do you have specific strategies that you use?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about your IV skills. Are you able to start an IV?

  21. 21.

    How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?

  22. 22.

    What precautions do you take with a patient in poor health?

  23. 23.

    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?

  24. 24.

    How have you responded when your supervisor asked you to work an additional shift to fill vacancies?

  25. 25.

    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?

  26. 26.

    Why are you leaving your current position?

  27. 27.

    Tell me about a time when you committed a medical error in your nursing career. How did you handle it?

  28. 28.

    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.

  29. 29.

    What did you like the best about your last position as a nurse?

  30. 30.

    Who is your favorite nursing theorist and why?

  31. 31.

    Can you describe a career nursing role model and why?

  32. 32.

    Which nursing publications do you subscribe to and which one is your favorite?

  33. 33.

    How much supervision do you want or need in your role as a new nurse in a new position?

  34. 34.

    What are your professional nursing goals?

  35. 35.

    What are your goals in reference to furthering your education?

  36. 36.

    Do you have plans to pursue certification in your chosen field?

  37. 37.

    Do you have nursing management or leadership goals?

  38. 38.

    How much orientation time do you feel is reasonable?

  39. 39.

    Tell me about your experience supervising or mentoring other nurses.

  40. 40.

    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?

  41. 41.

    Tell me about the most stressful situation you've had to deal with in the workplace.

  42. 42.

    What is your work availability? Are you able to work nights? Weekends?

  43. 43.

    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?

  44. 44.

    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?

  45. 45.

    We are interviewing several candidates for this position. Why should we hire you?

  46. 46.

    Do you have any questions about the specific requirements or responsibilities of the job?

  47. 47.

    Are you able to handle the physical requirement of the job?

  48. 48.

    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?