You might have heard this a dozen and half times but let us run it by you once again.
Interviews are not the end of a job hunt. They are landmarks in the job hunting process.
If you can successfully conquer them, it will mark the beginning of a possibly long and fruitful professional life for you.
Pay close attention to your interview preparation activities. Make sure that you do not take this part of the job application process lightly.
For a pediatric nurse practitioner position, you may refer to the following set of interview questions and answers:
What does working as a pediatric nurse practitioner mean to you?
It is one extremely demanding yet exceptionally fulfilling job to work as a pediatric nurse practitioner. I love my work as it means that I get to do the work that I am best suited for.
What specific duties have you performed in a pediatric nurse practitioner role previously?
As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I have been actively involved in creating and implementing nursing care plans for children and young adults to treat chronic, critical and acute illnesses. Providing nursing assistance to pediatricians is all in a day’s work for me. Furthermore, I have been conducting physical examinations, prescribing medication and therapy, and have also provided counselling to patients and their families.
Any achievement that you can think of that makes you proud?
Many. People working in the medical field perform miracles quite often. We take them all in stride. However, there is one thing that I would like to tell you about achievements. About 2 years ago, I was successfully able to diagnose a little girl with an aggressive form of SLE when all other doctors were stumped about her symptoms. This saved her life.
As far as specialization is concerned, what would you want to do?
While I’m already a specialized pediatric nurse practitioner, if given the opportunity, I would look into further specializing in chronic illness management.
How does your present standing as a pediatric nurse practitioner qualify to work in nursing care for the chronically ill children?
Over the last 3 years, I have proven to be invaluable in diagnosing and treating a range of chronic illnesses in children, especially MS and SLE. This part of the work is fascinating and I believe that I am well-qualified to provide my insight into juvenile chronic disease management.
What is the single most important thing that you feel is imperative to do in your area of expertise?
Patient education is the most important part of working as a nurse, regardless of which field it is in. When you’re dealing with children, it is imperative that they (and their families) understand what is happening so that cooperation in treatment can be obtained.