TOP Nursing Interview Questions and Answers
What made you choose nursing as a career?
How has your training prepared you for a nursing career?
What interests you about working here?
Do you have any professional affiliations?
Absolutely, I feel it’s important to stay informed about the nursing profession. I’m a member of the American Nurses Association, and the New York State Nurses Association.
How do you handle stress on the job?
How would you deal with a doctor who was rude?
How would you handle a patient who constantly complains about pain?
How would you handle a patient who complains about everything?
How would you handle a family who is displeased with your patient’s care?
What do you feel you contribute to your patients?
What do you find difficult about being a nurse?
What do you find most rewarding about being a nurse?
- The most rewarding thing for me as a nurse is seeing the joy when a family first holds their baby.
- Interacting with the patients and their families is what I find most rewarding.
- I find helping patients through recovery after surgery, which is often one of their greatest challenges, to be most rewarding.
What would you do if your replacement didn’t arrive?
Would you become a doctor if you had the opportunity?
Would you describe yourself as organized?
– Absolutely. I like to have a check list, and make sure that each item gets the attention it needs.
– Yes, sometimes a little too much so. I make sure that everything is neat and in order.
– I am a very organized and thorough person, which I think contributes to my success as a nurse.
Are you a self motivator?
– Absolutely. I can always find something productive that needs doing.
– I’m very motivated to do a good job at what I take on, and I like to stay busy.
– I am a self motivator, and I take great pride in my job as a nurse.
Do you prefer to work alone, or as part of a team?
– That depends on the circumstances. I enjoy being part of a treatment and support team, but I also like the autonomy of working alone.
– I believe that nursing in a hospital is a team effort, and I really enjoy making my contribution to the team.
– You need a certain amount of independence to work without the daily support of a team. As an in home nurse, I enjoy the one-on-one with my patients.
Tell me about yourself:
Although the interviewer is not wanting to listen to your life story, he/she does want you to describe your personality, educational attainment, career goals, and professional experiences.
Tell me what you know about our company:
You should conduct some research and be at least somewhat knowledgeable about the entity that might very well become your future workplace. You will look good to the interviewer if it appears that you have been doing your ‘homework’ on the company.