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Nurse helping the patientWhile being interviewed for a position of a nurse, interviewers examine more your personality than your education and experience. Once you have finished the university, or have all the needed certifications to work as a nurse in your country, it would make no sense to discuss the education or experience too much.

But to become a nurse, you should have certain abilities and attitudes. And that’s exactly what interviewers try to understand when giving you the interview questions¬† for nursing applicants – if you have these abilities and attitudes important for a nurse, or not. Let’s have a look at it in detail.


List of common nursing interview questions

  • Why have you chosen the career of a nurse?
  • What are your core values?
  • What is your attitude to older people? Do you like to spend time with them?
  • Do you have a goal in your life? If yes, what it is?
  • Do you like to talk to people? If yes, what about?
  • Imagine there is patient you know have just a very little chance to survive? He starts to cry, I do not want to die. How would you act in such a situation?
  • There is a young child in your care during a night shift. It’s late in night but child can not fall asleep. What will you do?
  • Do you have any role model in life? Why have you chosen exactly this person as your role model? What qualities do you like about her?
  • There’s come a mother of one of your patient, complaining that the care of her son is not sufficient. How would you handle this situation?
  • Is there anything you do not like about the job of a nurse? If yes, how do you cope with that?
  • What do you think makes from you a good nurse?
  • There are two patients demanding your attention at the same time. You are the only nurse on shift at the moment. What will you do?
  • For a more extensive list of questions, as well as brilliant answers, please check Thank you.

Woman thinking if she has the right personality for a nurseWere you able to answer most of these nursing interview questions? Does some of it makes you feeling uncomfortable? If it is a case, maybe you do not have the right abilities for a nurse…

To work as a nurse is not only an employment. It is a mission. One you are ready for this mission, on a personality level, you should have no problems with answering all the questions from our list. Are you ready for that? Well, we will see in an interview…

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