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Registered Nurse Interview Questions

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Ryan Brunner has over ten years of experience recruiting, interviewing, and hiring candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.

Registered Nurse was published on August 30th, 2021. Learn more here.

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If hired at our organization, how would you ensure that patients receive education and information in terms that they understand?

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Registered Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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    If hired at our organization, how would you ensure that patients receive education and information in terms that they understand?

  2. 2.

    What makes you the ideal candidate to join our organization as a Registered Nurse?

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    What motivates you to provide quality nursing care and how will you bring this to our organization?

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    Talk about the most stressful situation you've had to deal with in the workplace. What did you learn from that situation that you can bring to our team?

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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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    What aspects of our organization drew you to apply here as a Registered Nurse?

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    Tell me about a time when you committed a medical error in your nursing career. How did you handle that situation and what did you learn from it that you can bring to our organization?

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    How do you make seamless transitions on shift changes?

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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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    What IV skills as a Registered Nurse would you bring to our team?

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    If I were to talk with some recent patients that you interacted with, how would they describe you?

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    Have you ever had a time where you were proud of your healthcare team? What role did you play in that effort?

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    If you were working as a Registered Nurse at our organization and didn't know the answer to something, what resources would you use to find the right answer?

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    What is your preferred role in working as part of a larger team of Registered Nurses on a unit?

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    If you noticed a colleague not taking proper safety precautions on the job here, how would you handle that situation?

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    How do you stay current on the latest news, breakthroughs and education in the field of nursing?

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    Describe your typical relationship with physicians you work with. What would your ideal physician relationship be at our organization?

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    Talk about a time where you had to handle an irate colleague or patient. How did you handle that situation and what were the results?

  20. 20.

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

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    During you career as a Registered Nurse, have you been open to participating on any project teams or other administrative projects?

  22. 22.

    What patient education skills would you bring to our team as a Registered Nurse?

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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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    If hired for this position, what would you say is your ideal patient load that you are able to handle comfortably and effectively?

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

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    Are you able to handle the physical requirement of this job as a Registered Nurse?

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    What supervising or mentoring experiences would you bring to the nursing team at our organization?

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

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    How much supervision do you feel you would need in your initial months on the job here at our organization?