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?

"I understand how some healthcare providers can experience burn out. It has nothing to do with wanting to change professions or leave a job. Sometimes it's just hard to lose patients or to feel like we can't save them all. I try to schedule myself some personal time, whether its a few days away when I am off work or going hiking. Anything to help create some balance in my life."

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29 Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Pediatric Nurse interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 15 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our 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?