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Nursing Interview Questions

  1. Why did you become a nurse?
  2. How many years of experience do you have?
  3. Where did you get your training?
  4. What certifications do you have?
  5. How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU or particular specialty area)?
  6. Why did you choose (ER, OR, ICU, LTC, FNP, or other specialty area of nursing)?
  7. What do you know about our hospital?
  8. What do you know about our community?
  9. Why would you like to work for us?
  10. Describe your perfect job.
  11. What is most important to you in a job?
  12. Have you ever been fired or asked to resign?
  13. What kind of recommendations will you get from previous employers?
  14. Describe your relationship with your last three managers or administrators.
  15. What qualities do you admire most in people?
  16. What kind of managers do you like the most? The least? Why?
  17. 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.
  18. What are your most important career accomplishments?
  19. Describe a difficult decision you’ve made and the process you went through to reach that decision.
  20. What nursing organizations do you belong to?
  21. What journals do you read?
  22. How do you stay current in your practice?
  23. Describe a challenging problem you faced on one of your clinical rotations. How did you solve the problem?
  24. Give a specific example of a time when you knew you did a good job as a nurse.
  25. Have you ever been burned out? When? What did you do about it?
  26. What kind of supervisor makes you angry?
  27. How would you respond if asked by the head nurse to do some of the menial tasks for patients that are normally not your responsibility?
  28. What do you do to relax when faced with stressful work situations?
  29. How would you respond if a doctor in a rude and haughty tone questioned your work, which you knew to be top-notch and absolutely accurate?
  30. We all have tried different ways of showing consideration for others. What are some things you’ve actually done?
  31. What are some of the ways that Nursing can become more professional?
  32. If you were told that the nursing field was closed and you could not be a nurse, what would you do?
  33. Describe a situation you experienced in the past year, connected with nursing that made you angry.