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Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

By Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

If you’re a trained nursing professional, you can afford to be a discriminating job seeker, thanks to the nursing shortage. But you still need to prepare thoroughly for every job interview.

Part of the process of getting ready for an interview is knowing the questions you want to ask a potential employer. These questions should demonstrate your interest in the opportunity while helping you gauge whether the position is the right match for your skills, goals, personality and lifestyle.

Your inquiries should cover three main areas: orientation and training, the working environment, and the employer’s management and administration. Here’s an interview cheat sheet:

Orientation and Training

Working Environment

Management and Administration

An Offer in Hand

A couple of interview caveats: Never ask about the number of ethnic employees, and never ask the interviewer any questions that could be construed as personal.

Think of the interview as a conversation, not an interrogation. While the meeting is the interviewer’s chance to find out about you, it’s also your chance to ask about the issues that can significantly affect your short- and long-term job satisfaction.


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    lodolton

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    great questions

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    mtp41c

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I think those questions are very good ideas and should be asked in an interview, that let's the company know that you are very interested in the business and is not wasting there time and they're not wasting yours

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    juliern734

    about 6 years ago

    6616 comments

    These are some great questions. I"ll have to keep them in mind for future reference.

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    andronicadw

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    great list of questions I am about to make a transition to a new area and these questions will surely come in handy. As an RN I have been at the same place so it is very nervous for me to start some where else. Thanks for the list of questions.

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    marycathey

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I have actually asked some of these. It does make a difference! Although it is nice to try to get a feel of the salary BEFORE you go in. I have interviewed at places for 3 or 4 different sessions only to find out the salary was 30 to 40,000 LESS than I was making!

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    kwindham1

    about 6 years ago

    12 comments

    I sure wish I had asked almost every one of these questions coming into my present job. Awesome list of questions!!

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