No matter what type of job you apply for, there are specific questions that come with the position and the industry. For nurses, interviewers are typically inclined to ask questions to figure how qualified you are and how you would act in certain situations.

Here are 6 commonly asked registered nurse interview questions, according to

  1. Describe a situation when you had to work closely with a difficult coworker. How did you handle the situation? Were you able to build a relationship with this person?
  2. Talk about a conflict within your healthcare team. What was the conflict and how did you handle it?
  3. Describe a time when you were particularly proud of your healthcare team? What was your role in the situation?
  4. Tell me about a time you stepped into a leadership role?
  5. Give an example of a time you had to interact with a hostile patient. How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?
  6. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems with a patient and initiated preventative measures.


If you would like to know more questions that could be asked in your interview, here is another really great resource from Indeed.


When answering the interviewer’s questions, Gwynedd Mercy University states that the easiest way to do this is by using the star method.

(S)ituation – Describe the situation that you are using to answer the interview question.

(T)ask – Describe your role in the situation.

(A)ction – Explain what you did to try to improve the situation or solve that problem.

(R)esults – Explain what your actions led to.


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