Nurse Practitioner Interview

Nursing requires empathy, great judgement and strong organizational skills. Try these interview questions to identify the right candidate for the position!

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👋 Introduction

Ask the candidate to give a quick introduction.

Tell me about yourself

✍️ Situational questions

Present relevant situations to the candidate to understand how they would react and resolve the issues.

You are seeing a patient for a routine exam and suddenly, they start to complain of dizziness. What do you do?

Your patient is a homeless woman with schizophrenia and diabetes. What is your approach to evaluation and management?

✍️ Behavioural questions

Ask the candidate about their previous experience to understand how they have dealt with things in the past.

Tell me about a time you had a patient with asthma. How did you come to understand the level of risk and explain treatment options?

Tell me about a time you had to tell a patient that they didn’t need the antibiotics they demanded.

Describe a scenario where you went above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care.

Describe a situation when you had to work closely with a difficult colleague.

💻 Systems

Ask the candidate what systems they are familiar with.

What is your experience with using electronic health records (EHRs)? Which systems have you used?

🌿 Work environment

Ask the candidate what their ideal work environment looks like.

Describe a perfect day at work.


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✅ Next steps

Communicate with the candidate what the next steps are.

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