Practical Nurse Interview Preparation Guide
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Practical Nurse Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in Licensed Practical Nurse. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

64 Licensed Practical Nurse Questions and Answers:

1 :: What do you do to keep current with medical findings and practices as licensed practical nurse?

★ I offer my patients the very best care and advocacy I can.
★ I believe that I offer my patients comfort and confidence that they are being well cared for.
★ I feel that my patients know that I am there to provide comfort and understanding that I will listen to their concerns and that I will act as their advocate if necessary.
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2 :: How do you handle stress on the job as licensed practical nurse?

★ By focusing on the most important thing, the care of the patient. I feel I owe it to my patients to stay calm and focused on them.
★ There are often stressful situations that arise. I just make sure that the stresses of the job don't interfere with the care of the patient.
★ I am generally an easy going person and I don't allow on the job stress to interfere with my work.
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3 :: How would you deal with a doctor who was rude?

★ I would bring the question to my supervisor. If the doctor was displeased with me in some way, I would want to find out so I could take action to rectify the situation.
★ I would ask the doctor if there was something in my care of the patient that she felt needed discussion.
★ If it were a one time occurrence, I would figure that she was just having a bad day. If it happened repeatedly, I would notify my supervisor.
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4 :: How would you handle a patient who constantly complains about pain as practical nurse?

★ I would confer with the attending doctor to make sure that the patient's pain was being managed in the most effective way.
★ I would reassure the patient that everything possible was being done to alleviate their discomfort.
★ I would listen sympathetically to their complaint, reassure them that their concerns were being heard and that we were doing everything possible to help them.
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5 :: Please tell me how would you handle a family who is displeased with your patient's care as practical nurse?

★ I would listen to their concerns and reassure them that I was doing my very best for their loved one.
★ Sometimes family members are looking for someone or something to blame for what their loved one is going through. I would try to reassure them that the patient was getting the best quality of care available.
★ I would listen to their concerns and make sure that if any were well founded they were addressed immediately.
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6 :: What do you feel when you contribute to your patients as practical nurse?

★ I offer my patients the very best care and advocacy I can.
★ I believe that I offer my patients comfort and confidence that they are being well cared for.
★ I feel that my patients know that I am there to provide comfort and understanding, that I will listen to their concerns and that I will act as their advocate if necessary.
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7 :: What do you find difficult about being a nurse?

★ Sometimes I find it difficult to leave work at work, as I tend to become very involved with my patients.
★ I think the most difficult part of being a nurse is when I have a patient that is very unhappy or in a lot of pain and I can not comfort them to the degree I would like.
★ I prefer to look at difficulties as challenges, and I enjoy conquering challenges.
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8 :: What made you choose nursing as a career?

I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting and makes a difference in people's lives on a daily basis.
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9 :: What do you think about nursing?

I believe that nursing is one of the most interesting and growing careers available today and I enjoy the difference I can make in my patient's hospital experience.
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10 :: Do you have any professional affiliations as a practical nurse?

Absolutely, I feel it's important to stay informed about the nursing profession. I'm a member of the hospitals and associations.
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