Pediatric Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Pediatric Nurse interview, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why do you think nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

Being a healthcare provider is a great responsibility. Unfortunately, because of the great responsibility, many providers do report experiencing the need to take a break. The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of handling stress and that you know when to ask for help.

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29 Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Why do you think nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

  • 2. How do you respond to an emergency situation at work?

  • 3. Is there a particular story about a pediatric patient that was personally moving for you?

  • 4. Have you ever worked in an environment where your co-workers were from diverse backgrounds?

  • 5. What fuels your passion for your work as a pediatric nurse?

  • 6. If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you look for in a candidate? Do you think you possess those qualities?

  • 7. If you were offered a position that requires travel, would you accept it?

  • 8. What are some things you would like for people to notice about your personality?

  • 9. Has there ever been a time that you had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

  • 10. In addition to providing care to seriously ill children, pediatric nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

  • 11. If you could choose a specific schedule or shift, what would it be?

  • 12. What is a challenge you face being a pediatric nurse?

  • 13. Why do you think you are a good pediatric nurse?

  • 14. Have you had any special patient or experience that you could share with me that would tell me what it's like to be a pediatric nurse?

  • 15. Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

  • 16. Tell me about a time you had to deal with a distraught family member and how you handled it.

  • 17. What advice would you give to a nurse who is about to begin a career in pediatrics?

  • 18. Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

  • 19. What changes have you seen in terms of children's chronic health issues since you became a pediatric nurse?

  • 20. What would you say is your greatest strength as a pediatric nurse?

  • 21. What about your work feeds your spirit?

  • 22. Working in a pediatric unit requires a great deal of attention to detail and often multi-tasking. What do you do to help keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

  • 23. Have you ever done wellness exams or given immunizations to pediatric patients?

  • 24. Have you ever cared for children with autism, and can you share your knowledge of one of the disorders within the Autism spectrum?

  • 25. Nurses at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights,weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  • 26. What about your job as a pediatric nurse gives you the most satisfaction?

  • 27. Have you ever had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

  • 28. What made you choose to become a pediatric nurse?

  • 29. What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?