15 Behavioral Interview Questions for Nurse Candidates

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Behavioral Questions for Nurse Candidates Guide

Download this guide to learn:

  • What is behavioral interviewing?
  • How can I gain more accurate insights about a nurse candidate’s key characteristics?


About this guide

Given the challenges associated with hiring, it’s imperative that it be done well the first time. Minimize the risks (and costs) associated with hiring the wrong person and avoid the need to repeat the hiring cycle prematurely.

Behavioral interviewing is a technique based on the idea that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior under similar circumstances. Using this technique, the interviewer asks the candidate to recall a previous experience relative to a given situation to elicit details of the task, actions that were taken or not taken, and the impact of those actions.

The behavioral interview questions in this guide help identify nurses who possess the necessary characteristics and skills for success in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Included in the guide is a printable version of the questions to use in your next nurse interview.

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