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10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions

10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions

Georgia Price | NursingLink

Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?

Many job-seekers dread this important question. You want to show your interest in a new job, but you don’t want to bad-mouth your current (or former) employer. What’s a job-seeker to do?! Be very careful when answering this question as your interviewer will want to hear that you are interested in a new job for the long run.

Bad Answer: I didn’t get along with my boss or co-workers or the patients.

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Better Answer: I started to feel restless and bored at work. I felt ready for a change of pace and a new environment.

Best Answer: I had progressed through the ranks at my current job and I’m looking for a new challenge. While I enjoyed my old job, I’ve been there for seven years and was ready to move on.

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How much could you be making?

Why Should We Hire You?

This question seems simple enough and you would think that an interviewer could answer it simply by looking at your resume and reading your cover letter. However, an interviewer wants to hear it from you. Why do you stand out from everyone else?

Bad Answer: I’m more qualified than the other candidates and I have what it takes to be an asset to this hospital.

Better Answer: I have eight years of experience in radiologic technology performing a number of procedures. I also love my job and enjoy working with patients. I always have great relationships with my colleagues.

Best Answer: I have an advanced degree in health administration as well as five years of experience has the head of the nursing department at John Smith Hospital. I am comfortable as a leader and follower and have served in both positions. In my last job, I developed a patient advocacy program which worked to ease patients’ fears and alleviate stress during procedures. Thus far, over a dozen health care professionals have become volunteer patient advocates.

Next: Why Do You Want to Work Here?


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    TeresahRN

    almost 2 years ago

    142198 comments

    Snuggles1, I wonder if you live on the East or West coast or up North.. the salaries are higher but in the south they are like the story says.. Teresa, Moderator for NL>>

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    Snuggles1

    almost 2 years ago

    2 comments

    to mention $50,000 per year as answer to salary question is ridiculous and incorrect/outdated. Registered Nurses are making $60,000 to 70,000 a year across the country now. My response would be "negotiable

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    tua022012

    almost 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Thanks for the insight. I look forward to reading more from all of you.

    Let me introduce you some useful materials: http://www.humanresources.hrvinet.com/employment-manager-interview-questions/

    Best regards

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    Midas1

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    "Sure, you know you shouldn’t where your shortest mini skirt..."

    How about wear for "where". Errors like this one ensure an automatic out. The number one rule for submitting materials should be to proofread.

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    DC_ED_RN

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I had to stop after #5 or so. Which ones not to say were useful. But too many of the Right things to say are about those at the top of the field, DON for example. How about giving us peons, say, those of us who have not been so much as Charge yet, some useful things to say?

    Thanks!
    DC, RN

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    DC_ED_RN

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I had to stop after #5 or so. Which ones not to say were useful. But too many of the Right things to say are about those at the top of the field, DON for example. How about giving us peons, say, those of us who have not been so much as Charge yet, some useful things to say?

    Thanks!
    DC, RN

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    tua022012

    over 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Thanks for your link. It's useful for our community.
    Same material can be found at : http://interviewquestionsandanswers.biz/benefits-manager-interview-questions/
    I hope it's useful for you and you like it. Please continue sharing more information at this topic.
    Best rgs!

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    nightladyd

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    It's a great article....
    Thanks so much

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    NewGradJK

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    This article was extremely helpful. My interview is in 2 days. I will practice my answers to these questions. Will tell you the results of the interview soon. Thx.

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    Indiradsamariarn4

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

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    dtone77

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    this has helped me so so much . I went on an interview not to long ago and bombed it. These questions are exactly the ones the DON used. I have another interview in a couple of days with a different hospital and I feel much more prepared. THANKS:)

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    sfrazier05

    almost 4 years ago

    14 comments

    This is excellent information.

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    ckozina

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    This was great! I kept these tips in mind during my interview and was offered the position! Thanks!

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    maccudia_8

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This is very helpful. great job

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    erincas

    about 4 years ago

    46 comments

    These are excellent tips!! Thanks for sharing them with us :-)

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