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Sample interview questions for nurses and healthcare professionals

Practice and prepare with our example interview questions for nurses, midwives, Nursing Support Workers, and healthcare managers.

Although there's no way of knowing which questions you'll be asked on the day, you can prepare by exploring possible interview questions and rehearsing how you would answer them.

This page explores common interview questions and how to answer them, techniques for structuring your answers, and over 80 sample questions to help you practice.

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  • How to answer common questions
  • What employers look for in your answers
  • Answering techniques
  • Sample interview questions for nurses and midwives, nursing support workers and nurse managers
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Nurses and Midwives

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