Nursing Interview Questions

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Why do you want to work in our hospital and/or community?

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Use your background research to support your answer. Look at aspects such as the commitment to health care provision, innovations in patient care, the community it serves.

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What do you do to keep current with medical findings and practices?

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I stay informed by being active with the American Nurses Association, participating in their continuing education programs, and attending at least one yearly seminar.


I subscribe to several trade publications, which I find to have the latest information on current findings and practices.


I enjoy attending the conventions and seminars that come to our area several times a year, as I find meeting with other nurses in panel discussions and lectures to be informative academically and practically

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What are the biggest challenges facing nursing today?

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Healthcare systems globally are struggling to meet the demands of the populations they serve. One of the major problems is the current shortage of trained nurses. Use your interview answer to demonstrate that you have thought about this issue and offer up some reasons as to why there is such a shortage of skilled nurses.


Possible reasons include low nursing school enrollment due to poor perceptions of nursing as a fairly rewarded career and nurses leaving the profession before retirement age due to job dissatisfaction. You need to be able to show your interest in nursing as a career by demonstrating that you have thought about the current and future issues facing nurses.

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What do you consider the most important qualities for the nursing job?

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Make your answer relevant to the specific nursing job. For example common qualities required for successful performance as an ER Nurse include adaptability, resilience, critical thinking, organization and planning, emotional stability and high stress tolerance.

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How would you handle the family of a patient in your care who is displeased with your care of the patient?

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I would listen to their concerns, and reassure them that I was doing my very best for their loved one.


 Sometimes family members are looking for someone or something to blame for what their loved one is going through. I would try to reassure them that the patient was getting the best quality of care available.


 I would listen to their concerns, and make sure that if any were well founded they were addressed immediately.

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