15 Behavioral Interview Questions for Nurse Candidates

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

  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Patient-safety-mindedness


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Behavioral Questions for Nurse Candidates Guide

Given the challenges associated with hiring, it’s imperative that it be done well the first time, thereby minimizing the risks (and costs) associated with hiring the wrong person and avoiding 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 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 behavior-based interview questions in this toolkit 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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