Behavioral Questions for Nurse Candidates Guide
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15 Behavioral Interview Questions for Nurse Candidates

About This Guide

Given the challenges associated with hiring, it’s imperative that it be done well the first time around, to minimize the risks (and costs) associated with hiring the wrong person and avoid the need to re-enter the hiring cycle prematurely. One solution starts with the interview itself.

Behavioral interviewing is a technique based on the idea that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior under similar circumstances. Using the 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/or the impact of those actions.

In this guide, you will find 15 examples of behavioral interview questions regarding:

  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Patient-Safety-Mindedness

These behavior-based interview questions will help identify those nurses who possess the necessary characteristics and skills for success in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Bonus! Included in the guide is a printable version of the question list to use in your next nurse interview.

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