Introduction To answering nurses interview questions
If you are looking for answers to the following questions, then this post is for you. I’ve compiled a list of all the important questions that I have been asked during my interview and how to answer them. These are some of the most common questions asked by nurses when they interview with prospective employers:
Why did you decide to become a nurse?
The interviewer will be looking for your motivation for becoming a nurse. They want to know what you hope to get out of nursing, and if that is something that aligns with their company’s values. It’s also important for them to know whether or not you think you would be a good fit for the job!
What’s it about nursing that made you choose this profession?
There are many reasons to choose nursing as a profession, but here’s one: it’s a rewarding career. Nurses work with people every day and help them feel better about themselves. They also have the opportunity to make an impact on their patients’ lives through education and advocacy efforts.
Nursing has always been evolving—and so is your job! You’ll learn new skills in each position you take on at work, whether it be working with children or adults who have disabilities or mental illnesses; caring for patients’ physical needs or helping them cope with their emotions after surgery; administering medication when needed but also teaching patients how they can prevent themselves from getting sick again by taking care of themselves properly now instead of waiting until later when things might become worse than before (e.g., heart disease).
Nurses must be adaptable because there’s always something new happening within our field every day: new technologies being developed; new clinical guidelines released by experts within our field; new legislation coming into effect across many countries worldwide which impacts how we do business today versus tomorrow . . .
Tell me about your experience as a CNA or becoming certified.
- Tell me about your experience as a CNA or becoming certified.
- How long have you been a CNA?
- What was your experience like?
- What did you learn?
- What was the most difficult part of the training?
- What was the most rewarding part of the training?
What type of nursing do you want to practice?
Many nursing programs have a range of specializations that can be taken in conjunction with the degree. Some examples include:
- Nursing leadership and management (NLM-NCLEX)
- Nurse anesthesia (NCLEX)
- Nurse midwifery (NCLEX)
- Healthcare informatics, or computer science for nurses who want to use technology in their practice.
Where would you like to work?
The question of where you would like to work is a good one. You should be able to answer this question with more than just a few words. If you are thinking about working in a hospital, for example, what kind of patient population does that facility serve? Are there many children there or not so many? What kinds of illnesses do they treat? Are there any specialties that play an important role in their care delivery system (e.g., cardiology)?
If you want to work in an outpatient clinic setting but aren’t sure what type of patients will come through your door most often then it might be helpful for us both if we can meet some time and talk at length about what exactly those types would look like so I have some context before we get started with this interview process together!
What has been the most difficult part of your nursing education so far?
As a new nurse, you may have been surprised by the difficulty of your nursing education. You may be wondering how all this will affect your life as a nurse, and whether or not it was worth it. To help answer these questions, we’ll take a look at some of the challenges that nurses face when studying for their exams and on-the-job training:
- Studying can feel like an endless commitment—and often does require long hours away from home or family members. It’s also important to remember that being away from your friends and loved ones forces you into new situations where making mistakes could potentially cause embarrassment (or worse).
- Passing exams can be difficult as well; even if they seem simple at first glance, there are many different types of questions covered within each test section which means there isn’t always one correct answer (or right way). This makes memorization essential!
How do you handle stressful situations?
You can’t control everything, so take a deep breath and calm down. Think of the situation as something you’re in charge of, and think of a solution. Talk to someone who has more experience than yourself on what they would do in this situation. If there’s no one else around, go and do something else instead—you might even find that doing nothing seems like the best option! Get some exercise (exercise is always good for stress), take a break from work by doing other tasks for awhile (even if just reading email or making coffee), or get some sleep if you feel like it’s been too long since then.
The key here is relaxation; try to relax your mind before anything else!
Are you a good communicator? Give examples of how.
- Are you a good communicator? Give examples of how.
- How do you communicate with your patients and colleagues?
- What are some of the things that make you a great listener in the hospital or clinic setting?
- Can we ask more questions about how your team-building skills work well in the hospital setting, such as when they’re working together on different tasks or tasks that require multiple people to complete at once (like taking an x-ray).
What are three words that describe you as a person and worker?
You should be able to answer this question by talking about your personality traits, work ethic, career goals and education. If you have any experience in the industry or have worked with nurses before, then this question would be easy for you.
The interviewer may ask questions such as:
- What are three words that describe you as a person and worker?
- How do we know if someone is a good fit for our organization?
- Why did you decide on becoming an RN/LVN/LPN/etc.?
Why should we hire you as opposed to an experienced nurse, if applicable?
You should be able to explain how you will help the team.
You should be able to explain why you are the best candidate for this position, and why your skills are a good fit for the job.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
- You should be able to answer this question.
- You should be able to give a reasonable answer, as in “I see myself as a nurse who is making a difference in the lives of others” or “I want to work with people who have special needs.”
- You should also be able to give a specific answer, like “I’ve always wanted to work with children.” This can help show that you’re interested in working with kids and not just any kid who happens by your door at some point during your career.
- In addition, if you say something vague like “I’d like another opportunity,” interviewers might think that means everything from working part-time at McDonalds (in case anyone’s wondering) all the way up through CEO of The World Bank! So try hard not do use phrases like those here because they’ll make it seem like there’s no real direction behind what kind of job would interest them most–or worse yet: They might think they’ve already found someone else who fits into their mold instead!
Can you motivate yourself without being mean to yourself.
Motivation is a key factor in any job, and it’s especially important in nursing. When you’re working, you need to be able to motivate yourself and others around you.
- How do I motivate myself? The first step is finding out what it is that motivates me. Do I wake up early because of my love for breakfast foods? Or do I get up early so that I can spend more time with my family before school starts? Once we’ve identified our motivation for getting up early every morning (or any other time), we can move on to figuring out how we can use this motivation in our daily lives at work or school. For example: if one of my friends loves cooking breakfast but finds himself bored by doing dishes after dinner each night—then he may want to learn some new recipes! This way he’ll have something fun going on while still having some work done during the day.* How do I motivate others around me? Sometimes our desires aren’t met by other people around us; therefore they’ll need help motivating themselves as well! For example: if one friend wants another friend’s attention all day long but doesn’t receive any positive feedback from this person at all times either then maybe there should be some small changes made within their relationship such as taking turns sharing phone calls/texts etc…
How do you answer nursing training interview questions?
Show the interviewers that you understand it will be difficult to succeed, and that you expect to devote most of your time to studies. You can also say that you talked to other students, who helped you to understand what will be expected from you at school, and how challenging the experience will be
We hope this article helps you to tackle the nursing interview and get your dream job as a Nurse! Remember that you have the power to choose how you feel about yourself, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Keep working hard and being positive each day, because it will pay off when those interviews come around