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1. Tell us why you'd like to become a nurse.
An answer to this question that has become cliché and overused throughout the years is, "I want to help people!" Be honest, but specific. Furthermore, the interviewer is not going to want to hear that you want to be a nurse because your mother, aunt and maternal grandmother were nurses.
2. What are some of your hobbies or passions?
The answer to this question can give the interviewer deeper insight into the applicant's personal interests. There is no incorrect answer to this particular question because we all enjoy different pastimes. One applicant might like cooking, whereas another person may be an avid musician. Again, be honest and forthright.
3. If you see a classmate stealing, what would you do?
This question was formulated to assess your moral compass and ethical views. Here's a clue: the interviewer does not want to hear that you will keep quiet about the situation.
4. A nurse at a clinical practicum site is acting unethically. What would you do?
This question also assesses your moral compass and ethical viewpoints. While the interviewer will not want you to remain quiet about the situation, he or she probably will not want you to skip the chain of command, either.
5. What are your personal strengths?
This question has no correct or incorrect answer because we all have various strengths to bring to the table. Some candidates are excellent orators, whereas other candidates have the uncanny ability to soothe peoples' anxieties. Some people are great at problem-solving, while other people are outstanding at solitary pursuits such as reading and computer skills.
6. What are your personal weaknesses?
First of all, every single person in existence has one or more weaknesses. However, for the purposes of this upcoming interview, you will want to present one or two socially acceptable weaknesses along with an action plan to address them. Also, please refrain from uttering outrageously cliché phrases such as "I work too hard!"
7. What would your previous bosses or classmates say about you?
The answer to this question will give the interviewer some insight regarding your perceived work ethic and other peoples' perceptions of you. Direct quotes will convey your point strikingly well. "My current supervisor, Jane Smith, would describe me as a dependable employee who never calls out."