Preparing for a Nursing Job Interview

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If you’re a nurse who’s landed a job interview, there are several important ways to prepare. Diligent practice and a relaxed and confident attitude are your friends. Be yourself, be confident, be professional and authentic, and you’ll present as a nurse who knows who they are and what they want.

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If you’re a nurse who’s landed a job interview, there are several important ways to prepare. Interviews may feel high-stakes for a number of reasons: there may be an employer you’re keen to work for, a new environment you want to immerse yourself in, or a position that really lights your nursing fire. No matter the role, adequate preparation will help relieve your anxiety and put you in a position to shine.


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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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04 Sep 2020
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21 Sep 2020
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09 May 2021
well informative
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26 Mar 2021
Very informative!
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Lesley Edge
08 Nov 2020
Informative & succinct.
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16 May 2021
Good, but I prefer to have an answer to all the questions.
Georgia Browne
07 Sep 2020
Very informative and gave me confidence for the future
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17 May 2022
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Naomi West
26 Sep 2020
Some excellent advice for interview preparation.
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