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Health Care Job Interview Questions – Registered Nurse, Nursing

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If you are for a nursing job in health care, you will need to read this post. Below are some job interview questions for a General Duty Nursing job.

Depending on the department and employer, a registered nurse may also be called:

  • clinical nurse
  • community health nurse
  • critical care nurse
  • graduate nurse
  • intensive care nurse
  • nurse researcher
  • nursing consultant
  • nursing researcher
  • occupational health nurse
  • private duty nurse
  • registered nurse (R.N.)
  • registered psychiatric nurse (R.P.N.)

General Duty Nurse Job Interview Questions

To be effective in this job, you will need to be good at resolving conflict. Sometimes you will need to resolve conflict when a patient is uncooperative with treatment or resisting you when you are providing care. Give me an example of a situation where you had to resolve conflict with an angry or abusive patient while you were providing care.

Name a time when you didn’t get along with another nurse or perhaps another co-worker. What was the situation? How did you handle it?  What was the result?

Due to the nature of work in nursing, you will be required to handle medical emergencies.  Tell me about a time when you made had to make a decision within an emergency or stressful situation.  What was the decision?  What did you consider and how did you handle it?

Nursing will require you to do shift work.  Will you be able to meet these requirements?

Some polls have shown that Nurses are among the most trusted profession in the community.  Being a nurse will require you to have the highest ethics and integrity.  Describe a situation in which you demonstrated a strong ethical stance at work, despite pressure to do otherwise?

  • What were the risks involved in taking the strong stance that you did?
  • How did you overcome the pressure to change or weaken your stance?
  • How did the position you took affect the relationships that you have with the others involved?

Nursing can be stressful at times dealing with sick patients.  How do you monitor your own stress levels?  How do you manage stress in your life?  What was the most stressful situation you have been in?

List 5 traits of being a good nurse.  Which one would you need the most improvement in?

As a nurse, you will be dealing with members of the public from various different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Tell me about a time when you had to communicate to someone who did not speak your language?  How did you overcome this challenge?

Why do you want to be nurse?  Why do you want to serve this community?