Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions

In comparison to registered nurses, nurse practitioners have advanced education and training that grants them greater autonomy to practise. As nurse practitioners are required to have a Master of Science in Nursing degree, be ready to discuss your formal education as well as your area of specialisation, and make sure you research local nursing laws. You can also expect to answer typical patient care questions, such as about handling upset patients and collaborating with other doctors and nurses.

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Top Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top nurse practitioner interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Why did you become a nurse practitioner?

How to answer: This open-ended question provides the interviewer with a better understanding of your motivations to succeed as a nurse practitioner. Your answer will demonstrate your overall commitment to your work. Being a nurse practitioner is a demanding career where passion is vital if employees are to remain in the long term. Provide reasons that support your compassion for your patients and your dedication to working as a team to treat patients.

Question No. 2: How well do you perform under pressure or stress?

How to answer: As part of your interview, this open-ended question allows you to share how you handle stressful situations at work. Being a nurse practitioner can be very stressful. Share any experiences you have had that were stressful and explain how you successfully managed them. Refer to your ability to delegate duties, react appropriately to situations and use other stress management techniques.

Question No. 3: What would you do if you saw a member of your care team act unethically?

How to answer: This open-ended question tests your integrity and honesty regarding the ethics involved in healthcare. Outline how you would identify unethical behaviour and how you would react to witnessing it. You can discuss how you would communicate your concern to either a colleague or the management team, or both. Provide examples to support your perspective when appropriate.

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Nurse Practitioner was asked...September 1, 2019

They wanted to know about an evaluation you received that you didn’t agree with and what did you do

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That is weird, maybe it was a test to see how you responded under pressure

I'm not sure who you are but my interview with the CIA was very disappointing and upsetting. I felt the interviewer was very biased toward me because everything related back to me being in the military and things that she didn't necessarily like about the military. There were comments made about military individuals having the wrong perception of the job with the CIA. She went on to verify that I knew the job was entry level. I knew when I left the interview I was not going to get hired. The lady made me feel horrible because of my background which is very strong especially my experience and my potential...I thought maybe there was some intimidation..I informed her I knew what I applied for...maybe she thought I was going to try to take her job.. It was interesting...I'm not sure military veterans have a chance Less

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UnitedHealth Group

Did I enjoy visiting people's home, and was it a comfortable experience for me. Asked about different experiences I had encountered as a nurse practitioner in the home and how I dealt with them.

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Yes, I am still working at UnitedHealth Group as a NP in the HouseCalls program. I still enjoy it after 3+ years. Less

Yes, I did enjoy this type of work. Described difficult as well as pleasant encounters and how I managed both types of interactions. Less

Are you still working at uhc, and this for house call np right?


My five year career plan

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I am a cardiac nurse in pediatric department I am progressive work in pediatric field and my future plans in expert in pediatric field Less

I am Diploma in general nursing &midwifery 3year and 6month program in welfare Institute of nursing & midwifery Bharuch Gujarat india 2012 My Registration in October 2012 Register nurse I'm working as a nurse in Apollo hospital international L. T. D Gandhinagar Gujarat india September 2013 To carant serves as cardiac nurse in U. N. Mehta Institute of cardiology & research and hospital Ahmedabad Gujarat india payed work Less

I am going sickkids children hospital Toronto I am sinssyrly working in my knowledge and practical experience with pasent cer Less

Minute Clinic

Describe how you handled a difficult patient who demanded antibiotics unnecessarily

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Explain to them rationale why it’s not recommended, and the importance of following evidence based guidelines. Less

Explained the difference between viral and bacterial. Recommend symptomatic treatment with follow up for reevaluation for antibiotics Less

Ochsner Health

Why I am interested in the position

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I am looking for a change.

It falls into my specialty area and allows me to provide one-on-one intense cared to improve patient health in an organization with an outstanding reputation Less

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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I would like to be considered an expert in my field with excellent patient outcomes and a reputation of providing empathetic and thorough healthcare to all. Less

Possibly family practice

American Family Care

Do you have experience with Telemedicine visits?

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What is your past experience? What is your current availability? What licenses do you currently have?

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Past experience with telemedicine, focus and comprehensive health assessments, evaluation, diagnostic test, treatment plan, referrals. Patient education on preventives health and management. Ordering prescription and appropriate labs. Availability next month or depending when you needed FNP license, BLS, CPR, RN Texas Less

Past experience with telemedicine, focus and comprehensive health assessments, evaluation, diagnostic test, treatment plan, referrals. Patient education on preventives health and management. Ordering prescription and appropriate labs. Availability next month or depending when you needed FNP license, BLS, CPR, RN Texas Less

MedExpress Urgent Care

•Give an example of a time you had to make a difficult decision

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I was working on a team project, and my colleagues and I had to make a number of choices about how to use our limited budget. Because these decisions involved group conversations, our team learned how to communicate effectively with one another, and I believe we ultimately made the best decisions for the team. Less

I tried to scroll down to see the answer and accidentally downvoted the answer. Apologies! Less

Lemonaid Health

In order for you to work here you cannot work anywhere else. Would you sign a non-compete?

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Absolutely not

This company is always hiring .Now I know why good luck finding any provider willing to sign that type of non compete and be 1099 Less

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