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?

Describe a time when you were able to have an effect on your organization's technical or professional direction. Explain.

What changes have you tried to implement in your area of responsibility? What have you done to get them under way?

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Bonus Questions


  • When have you written communications on behalf of your employer to customers?
  • How do you stay informed of changes in organizational policies, procedures, or products?
  • Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.

Daily Interview Tip

After the interview, don't neglect your exit either. You might be relieved that it's all over, but remember professional courtesies and end positively with thanks and a handshake. Proper hygiene and a tidy appearance are important in your interview. Iron your clothes if you can, and avoid strong perfumes or colognes. When describing your former manager, you should try to find only positive things about your last employer.