Why did you choose nursing as a career?
Tell us about yourself?
Why did you choose to apply to this program?
Why this hospital?
Why is it important for a nurse to continue their education (not necessarily formal)
What elements separate you from the other applicants? i.e. what makes you so great?
Tell us about a time you encountered a conflict at work and how you dealt with it?
As a nurse, what do you think are the 3 most important attributes?
What would you do if you witnessed another nurse steal something?
Why did you choose ________ as your senior preceptorship?
What steps would you take if you learned a patient was in respiratory distress?
Identify the signs and symptoms of a septic patient? Discuss possible treatment and diagnostics
How are you going to handle the stress of being a New Grad Nurse?
What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses
Tell us about your worst clinical day?
Tell us about your best clinical day?
Tell us about a time you failed and what you did to overcome it? How did you handle this failure?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Tell us about a time you have struggled with a skill or concept?
What is your least favorite thing about nursing?
Describe a time you had a disagreement with a nurse, preceptor, or nursing school colleague and how it was resolved?
We have all made mistakes, tell us about a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it?
Tell us about the sickest patient you ever cared for?
What are your biggest motivators in your personal life? In your career?
Tell us about a time you have helped build motivation in a group setting?
Provide an example of your leadership skills?
What is the most valuable criticism that you’ve received from a manager?
How would you handle a difficult patient?
What’s one word that best describes you?
What does teamwork mean to you?
How would you deal with a patient or family member who is not satisfied with your care?
What are your professional goals as a nurse?
What was the last healthcare or nursing related article you read? What did you learn?
Why is communication so critical in healthcare?
Tell us about a time you advocated for a patient
How would you handle a rude doctor or supervisor?
Tell us about a time you disagreed with a physician
Tell us about a time when you stepped into a leadership role
Tell us about a time that you failed and how did you overcome the situation
What are your thoughts on evidence-based practice
Talk about a time you were working in a fast-paced environment and how you managed to prioritize your tasks while still providing excellent patient care
What approach do you take when patients don’t understand/know medical terminology
Explain a time you went above and beyond your responsibilities.
Tell us about a time when you were challenged and you wanted to quit
Tell us about a time you went above and beyond for a patient?
What is your nursing philosophy?
What were 3 key takeaways from nursing school?
What would a former employer say about you?
Tell us about a time you showed compassion to a patient?
Describe a time where you didn’t understand a situation. How did you proceed?