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?

What was the most difficult task you had to learn on your job at your last place of work? How did you go about learning it?

What criticism of you has helped you the most? Who was it from?

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Bonus Questions


  • Tell me about a time when you had to gain the commitment of others in your organization to a new vision. Walk me through the steps you took.
  • What are your goals for yourself for the next 10 years?
  • What will you do if you don't get this job?

Daily Interview Tip

Have a short, two or three minute response that you can give comfortably to describe yourself. Start with a strong statement, then follow this with a summarised chronological story showing how you got to your current career position. If asked, "Why don If you asked, "Why do you want to work here?", make your passion for your work a theme that you allude to continually throughout the interview.