Top 50 Nursing School Interview Questions

Top 50 Nursing School Interview Questions

So you applied to nursing school and now it’s time for your nursing school interview. Nursing school interviews are just as important as a job interview. And because it’s just as important, you may feel like you have giant butterflies in your stomach.

Nursing school applicants are generally required to go through an interview as part of the application process. Your interview for nursing school will give the admissions committee a chance to understand who you are as a person by learning more about your values. They want to make sure that you have the right attitude and personality that it takes to be a great nurse.

The nursing school interview is the most important step in the nursing school application process. It’s also the last and final step before the admissions committee makes a decision to determine if you are a “good fit” for their nursing program.

With any interview, it’s important to prepare yourself for any and every question that could come your way.

To help you get a head start on preparing for your nursing school interview, we compiled a list of the top 50 nursing school interview questions!

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Why would you want to be a nurse?
  3. What are your core values?
  4. Why should we admit you to nursing school?
  5. How will you cope with nursing school?
  6. Why did you choose this school?
  7. Why did you choose this program?
  8. Did you apply to others? Were you accepted?
  9. What first made you interested in having a career in healthcare?
  10. What is your dream job?
  11. What career would you pursue if you didn’t decide to go into nursing?
  12. What is your greatest strength?
  13. What is your biggest weakness?
  14. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  15. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  16. What are your current goals?
  17. What are some of your hobbies or passions?
  18. What would your previous bosses or classmates say about you?
  19. What is your proudest achievement to date?
  20. What qualities do you possess that will help you as a nurse?
  21. Name one bad quality and one good quality about yourself.
  22. How do you handle stressful situations?
  23. What are your study habits?
  24. Do you prefer to work with others or to complete projects or to work on your own?
  25. Who will support your nursing education?
  26. How can you arrange your schedule when it comes to both studying and working?
  27. Can you name some of your qualities that would benefit you as a nurse?
  28. What do you consider the most challenging aspect of nursing?
  29. Do you have a role model in life?
  30. What was the most difficult situation you had in the past? How did you overcome it?
  31. Tell me about your favorite educator. What did they teach you about life?
  32. What are your views on mandatory influenza vaccinations for nurses in hospital settings?
  33. Many nurses struggle with the long hours they may be asked to work. What is your perspective on working for extended periods?
  34. If you saw a medical professional acting unethically, what would you do?
  35. What about being a nursing student intimidates you the most and why?
  36. Tell me about a time you made a mistake. How did you handle it?
  37. Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership?
  38. Tell me about a time when a barrier challenged your ability to communicate and how did you deal with that?
  39. What do you think is a nurse’s social responsibility?
  40. Name a healthcare issue that you think should be given importance? Explain why?
  41. If you caught your classmate cheating during exams, what would you do?
  42. Give situations where a student commits plagiarism?
  43. Upon graduation, what will be your first step?
  44. Where do you want to practice your nursing degree?
  45. Have you made plans on some nursing specialization?
  46. Are you comfortable working with other doctors and nurses?
  47. What do you find is the hardest part about being a nurse?
  48. What do you find unappealing about nursing?
  49. What do you think a nurse’s responsibility is in today’s society?
  50. Are you comfortable taking leadership roles?

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