Nursing Attendant Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: March 11, 2018

There are many ways that you can adapt to answer tricky interview questions.

Listening intently to what you are being asked is important.

Unless you understand the questions correctly, you won’t be able to answer them correctly.

Remember that each answer that you give may lead to another question that will test your previous response.

Be prepared for a situation such as this. If, for instance, you have answered the “how” part of an interviewer’s curiosity, your answer may lead him to question you the “why” of what you did.

Some sample interview questions and answers are provided below for you to go through:


Nursing Attendant Interview Questions and Answers


What made you decide that you were cut out to work as a nursing attendant?
The decision to work as a nursing attendant is something that came to me quite naturally. I’m a compassionate person by nature, who likes looking after people when they are down. That, coupled with my interest in nursing (and subsequent training) led me to pick this up as a career.

What types of environments have you worked in?
In the eight years that I have worked as a nursing attendant, I have provided both in-home and facility support to assigned patients.

Which one do you like better?
To be honest, both maintain the same value for me. However, I find that working in a dedicated facility is somehow more structured.

What bothers you about this work?
If you mean what bothers me about looking after people who are unable to fend for themselves, then the answer is absolutely nothing. What does get to me at times is when I am unable to assist a patient because of his or her attitude limitations.

Speaking of which, how do you handle patients who may not be too happy with the situation that they are in?
As a nursing attendant, it is part of my work to handle my patients on a physical AND emotional level. I usually take their lead and try to make them as comfortable as possible. Providing indirect counseling works wonders too.

What have been your specific responsibilities while working as a nursing attendant?
Handling patients’ personal and grooming needs, ensuring that they are fed properly and on time, making sure that the environment that they are in is clean and safe, administering medication, taking and recording vital signs, providing emergency intervention, and ensuring their physical and emotional comfort, have all been part of my work as a nursing attendant.

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