Nursing Profession: Sample Interview Questions

Interviews are crucial part in entering a job especially interviews related to the medical field. One must be knowledgeable and confident on one’s skills as well as the roles and responsibilities of the applied position. On this note, it is important to prepare oneself in advance to get a job in the medical field like nursing profession, where there is rarely any room for error.

The various kinds of nurses are as follows: Certified Nursing Assistant, Public Health Nurse, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, among others. Here is a list of Job Interview questions one might find very helpful in any of the above mentioned types of nurses..

The frequently asked questions for nurses are the following:

  • To tell the employer something about oneself.
  • EXPERIENCE: If one has any experience in the field of nursing, how long, and why did you leave the previous job.
  • Residence: Where are you from and how long have you been living here?
  • If one really wants to make nursing his/her career.
  • Family Background: tell something about your family.
  • If one is comfortable working as a team or working individually,
  • And the most importantly, FLEXIBILITY: Can you work in shifts, on Sundays?
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Aside from the frequently asked questions, there are also important interview questions that employers do asked. Some are these:

  • Your degree in nursing.
  • Licensure: Do you already have or appeared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)?
  • Your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Your passion in nursing.
  • Your specialty in the field of nursing.
  • Short-term and long term plans.
  • And one of the most important questions is the SALARY Expectation.
  • What is your idea of patient care?

Usually the interview would end asking you if you have any questions about the company/hospital/employer.

There is a long list of what are the expected questions during the interview, usually it really depends on the interviewer. However, this article will guide you on some of the things that you want to expect in any job interview in the field of nursing.

Good luck and again, just be yourself!