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?

Have you ever written instructions for other people? Tell me about a time in our job when someone followed your instructions easily. When someone was unable to follow your instructions. Have you ever written user manuals explaining policies or procedures? Tell me about one of these projects.

What actions have you taken toward expanding your organization's products or services into new markets? Why?

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Bonus Questions


  • Has your schedule ever been upset by unforeseen circumstances? What did you do then? Give me a recent example.
  • Think of a meeting you recently led. What did you say or do during the meeting? How did it end?
  • Describe a situation in which your first attempt to sell an idea to your boss, subordinate, etc. failed. What happened next? What approach did you use the second third, fourth time?

Daily Interview Tip

Be prepared for questions about your future plans and think about how you can answer honestly and thoughtfully without sounding bland, vague, or over-ambitious. An employer will often interview several qualified applicants for a job. An interview can be a simple, informal meeting between you and your potential employer. Be confident when answering a question about your weakness the fact that this weakness does not make you any less of a great candidate, and show that you are working on this weakness and tell the recruiter how.