Director Of Nursing Interview Preparation Guide
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1 :: Why should I hire you as Director Of Nursing?

I’ve been a Nurse Practitioner for the past ten years – my boss has said time and time again that without me, the hospital would fall apart. I’ve also taken the time to educate myself on some of the latest industry issues I regularly use (but didn’t really understand the ins and outs of). What’s good enough for most people is never really good enough for me.
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2 :: Tell me a time when you did not get along with a nurse?

I used to lock heads with a fellow nurse in the INCU ward. We disagreed over a lot of things – from the care of patients to who got what shifts to how to speak with a child’s family. Our personalities just didn’t mesh. After three months of arguing, I pulled her aside and asked her to lunch. At lunch, we talked about our differences and why we weren’t getting along. It turns out, it was all about communication. We communicated differently and once we knew that, we began to work well together. I really believe that talking a problem through with someone can help solve any issue.
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3 :: Explain how do you handle staffing issues?

Nurse Managers assign nursing staff to each department in the health care unit: radiology, emergency, etc. They do this in coordination with the departments and their own knowledge of current nursing practices, taking into account the needs of the nurses and their schedule as well.
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4 :: Explain me how do you place newly trained nurses in different departments?

My job is to assess nurses during and after the training period and determine which nurse will work efficiently in which department. I make sure that I understand each nurse’s limitations and work around them so that I can place them effectively.
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5 :: Do you know patient centered care?

By patient centered care we mean development and implementation of individualized patient care plans that are designed specially and are adaptable according to the patient needs.
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6 :: Explain me me the position: assistant director of nursing you’re applying for?

This is a “homework” question, too, but it also gives some clues as to the perspective the person brings to the table. The best preparation you can do is to read the job description and repeat it to yourself in your own words so that you can do this smoothly at the interview.
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7 :: Explain me why are you interested in this particular nursing job?

Again prepare for this by finding out as much as possible about the job and the facility. Demonstrate why this job is the one you particularly want using this background research. For example:

"I am specifically looking for a position in a facility like this because of it's excellent emergency care ....."
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8 :: Explain me how do you stay current with the nursing profession?

Nurse interview questions about your motivation to learn and stay updated are important indicators of your commitment to nursing as a career. Examples include attending conferences, subscribing to professional nursing journals, joining relevant forums and groups and conducting online research.
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9 :: Why do you want to work in this industry as Director Of Nursing?

I’ve always loved nursing, but my interest in health care really started when I volunteered at a homeless shelter in college. Seeing so many people without care inspired me to pursue a career devoted to caring for others. I kept going back and volunteering, which got me hooked. It was great to be able to contribute positively to society that then led me to a field I feel so passionate about.
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10 :: Can you explain when were you most satisfied in your job?

I’m a people person. I was always happiest – and most satisfied – when I was interacting with patients, making sure I was able to meet their needs and giving them the best possible care. It was my favorite part of the job, and it showed – I was rated as “Good or Excellent” 95% of the time in peer reviews. Part of the reason I’m interested in this job is that I know I’d have even more interaction with patients, on an even more critical level.
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