CRNA Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: March 15, 2018

Interviews for CRNA position can put a lot of fear in us, forcing us to react negatively when the interview is looming in our heads.

This problem can be managed if only we pay attention to the basics.

As an applicant for a job, you have to make sure that you prepare well in advance.

In a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) interview, you may be asked the following questions:



CRNA Interview Questions and Answers


What made you decided that you wanted to work as a certified registered nurse anesthetist?
While working as a registered nurse, I was rotated in different areas of the hospital and found the surgical department to be most fascinating. Since this was the work that took my fancy, I decided to specialize in it, and never looked back!

What work duties are you responsible for in this regard?
As a registered nurse anesthetist, I am responsible for ensuring that pre-surgery arrangements are completed according to provided instructions, discussing the type and quantity of anesthesia that needs to be administered, giving assistance to anesthesiologists in managing anesthesia, providing patient education, and overseeing patients’ conditions throughout the process.

What skills does one need to work as a registered nurse anesthetist?
To successfully work as a registered nurse anesthetist, it is imperative to possess the right type of education and training in this arena. Apart from that, it is essential for people working as CRNAs to possess exceptional skills in communicating with patients, family members, and healthcare professionals, create and maintain effective liaison with anesthesiologists, possess the ability to manage critical situations, and monitor patients’ conditions, to ensure their wellbeing.

How do you feel about working at a position where the responsibility is so high?
I chose this field of work for myself, and I have no issues in dealing with the responsibility associated with it.

Apart from the typical work duties of a CRNA, what other tasks have you performed in this regard?
Apart from this, I have been busy performing the regular duties of a registered nurse, including providing one on one care to patients, seeing to their personal needs, administering medication, monitoring vital signs, reporting any significant changes to healthcare professionals, and ensuring that any emergent situations are handled properly.

What are your long-term goals?
Eventually, I would like to specialize in a renal care capacity as well, but at the moment, I’m concentrating on excelling as a CRNA.