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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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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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    erincas

    over 4 years ago

    46 comments

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

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    good advice! hopefully i can soon put it to use as i am currently looking for a job!

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    sueg

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Great info thanks.

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    Bridge_4_the_People

    over 5 years ago

    44 comments

    This skills will definitle make me a super desirable candidate for my future employer.
    I am getting ready to transform myselp to be a great nurse. :-)
    Great thanks!

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    adefoluke

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    great information. Thank you

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    bbuck

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    This was great for examples on interviews. Not so unlike any type of job you would be going for. I look forward to just this type of interview, though I hear being hired in a NSG position where I currently work as a UCII there is a board of leaders to go before.

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    olavick

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I NEED THOSE HINTS FOR MY COMING INTERVIEW. THANK YOU

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    Bedeude

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    How about when you're coming from a non-nursing profession into the nursing profession for the first time? Coming from a non-nursing profession, the questions will be answered quite differently. I do think this article is good; however, it could be expanded to cover those entering the nursing profession for the first time.

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    brentP

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    this is great!! thanx..

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    rnferia

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    It's no secret, you'll have better interviews when you anticipate questions like these. It's part of doing your homework. Good article...

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    j_moretz

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    This is a very helpful article. I wish I had it as a guide a few week ago. I just relocated after being in a very good position for the last 10 plus years and my interviewing skill are rusty. I wil use these pointers for my next interview!

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Very useful information here.How do we share of facebook?

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    LATONIA067

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    This was very informative

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    Kozey

    over 5 years ago

    32 comments

    This was A great help to me. I loved this aricle.

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    newdiva

    over 5 years ago

    2876 comments

    This is a great article!!!

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