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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Cardiology Nurse Practitioner was asked...November 17, 2023

What drew you to seeking this applying for this position & why cardiology?

Vibra Healthcare

Tell me about yourself and experience

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I answered honestly

Star Community Health

Question regarding how I would handle Conflict resolution


Why are you looking for another job?

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I needed better benefits than I was getting from my previous employer.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Tell me about yourself and what's your greatest weakness?

University of Maryland Medical Center

Tell me a time when you had to resolve conflict with a patient/family member while on the job?


do you have experience in healthcare? Strength's and weaknesses?

Happier Living

Do you feel comfortable providing psychotherapy to your clients?

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I affirmed that I'm comfortable providing psychotherapy / talk therapy to all my clients. That has been a core element of my treatment approach and the standard in the private practice I created. Less

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Did I have my Medical Marijuana Certificate

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What would I do If I found a bruise on a non mobile child.

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