Expert Tips: Nurse Job Interview Questions

Preparing for a nursing job interview is crucial for success. By building an interview portfolio, dressing professionally, understanding different interview types, researching the organization, preparing answers to common questions, having questions to ask the interviewer, utilizing career services, and sending a thank-you note, you can increase your chances of securing your desired nursing position. Remember, thorough preparation and a confident demeanor can make all the difference in landing your dream job.

Standard Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in joining our organization?
  • What has been your greatest challenge with a customer or patient?
  • Describe your skills as a team player.

Additional Sample Nurse Interview Questions

  • Why are you leaving your current position or looking for a change?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Can you describe a particular nursing experience that you’re proud of?
  • How would you handle a situation where you disagreed with a supervisor or colleague?
  • How do you hope to grow in this position and what are your long-term career goals?

Ask Your Own Questions

It’s equally vital that you have three to five questions prepared that you would like to ask the interviewer. Remember that this is a two-way conversation, and you’re there to learn as much about them as they are about you. Here are some example questions:

  • What does success at the company look like? How do you measure it?
  • What are the day-to-day responsibilities?
  • Are there opportunities for professional development and career growth?
  • What are the next steps of the interview process?

Your Closing Statement

When the time comes to wrap up, don’t linger. Practice how you’ll end your side of the interview. Your closing statement should sum up your interest in the job and your confidence that you can do it well. Use a template like the one below:

“Thank you for making time to interview me for this role. I know my experience and accomplishments can provide value. I am thrilled about the prospect of working in this position and being part of a highly reputable team.” 

Thank You Notes

Within 24 hours after your interview, it’s essential to follow up with a simple thank you, by email or physical letter. This is not just a courtesy–some employers may think less of candidates who fail to follow up promptly. 

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