Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Sample Job Interview Questions

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) job interview questions designed specifically for the Nursing career field.

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CNA’s generally work under the supervision of a charge nurse or physician. Tell me about a time when you did not get along a physician or nurse you had to work with.

What have you done in the last few years to prepare yourself to be a better CNA?

Our certified nursing assistants offer assistance at meal time for our patients, what kinds of unique meal requirements have you had to accommodate? How do you ensure you keep track of each patient’s meal requirements?

As a CNA you will often be discussing care with the patient’s family and keep them updated on care and progress of the patient. Describe a conversation when a patient’s family disagreed with you.

Describe an assignment or situation that required you to meet with others to influence them to cooperate with you. What did you say?

Sometimes patients are not easy to help and uncooperative when providing care. Tell me about a time when you had to work with an uncooperative patient (for example when bathing, feeding, providing medications, etc)

Have you ever written procedures for the department? Describe one of these procedures.

What have you done differently as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) than your predecessors in the position? Why?

Have you ever had to ‘go the extra mile” to satisfy a patient? Tell me what you did.

Have you done any on-the-job training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Give an example. What steps did you follow? How did you prepare for the training and how effective was it?

Jobs differ in the extent to which people work independently or as part of a team. Tell me about a time as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when you were most satisfied working alone/on a team? Why? What did you do?

Have you ever entered patient data on a keyboard? When? What kind of data? How well did you do?

Can you think of some projects or ideas not necessarily your own that were successfully sold or implemented primarily because of your efforts?

What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?

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Bonus Questions


  • Tell me about a time when your enthusiasm dropped after an especially long workday. When did it drop? What did you do?
  • In your job, how many hours do you spend on the road? How do you remain "fresh" for a meeting after long days at work? Give an example.
  • How have you prepared yourself for this role?

Daily Interview Tip

Prepare your interview outfit: shine the shoes and plan grooming things like getting a haircut. Dressing well can increase your confidence as well as boosting your professional image. When asked to describe a previous conflict, never say you had none. It can send out a signal that the you are inexperienced or that you lack the tough skin or skills to deal with confrontation. Prove your team focus by explaining how the various individuals in a group complement one another in carrying out certain tasks. Give specific examples of your personal experience in a group