Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

Pediatric nurses care for kids in hospitals, doctor's offices, and other health care settings. They administer medication, conduct tests, and give many types of treatments. In a pediatric nurse interview, employers often ask questions about your medical experience and skills. They may also ask about the shifts you want to work and how you handle stress.

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Top Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top pediatric nurse interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: Why do you want to work with children?

How to answer: This question helps employers learn more about your personality as well as your motivations. Answer with a personal story that explains more about you. For example, you could talk about caring for a sick sibling or having a great experience with a pediatric nurse when you were a child.

Question #2: How would you handle an uncooperative patient?

How to answer: Many kids are afraid of medical procedures, and they can become violent and uncooperative. This question lets you show that you can reassure patients and get them to cooperate for procedures like vaccinations or X-rays.

Question #3: At your last pediatric nursing job, what medical procedures did you conduct most often?

How to answer: This question gives you a chance to discuss your experience. Tell the interviewer about the tasks you helped with most and the ages of the patients you treated. If you don't have previous experience, talk about your education and any other jobs where you worked with kids.

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Children's Intensive Caring Pediatrics
PNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner was asked...April 19, 2022

Long term how long would I want to work full time

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Do not want full time

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

How do you handle patient death?

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I talked about my coping mechanisms inside (asking for easier assignments if needed) and outside of work (exercising, spending time w/family & friends). Less

University of Maryland Medical Center

They asked me simple questions like “what was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make” and “what was an interesting case you’ve seen”

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I told them about a bleeding GI patient and the interventions we performed. Such as giving the patient IV fluids, checking their lab levels and eventually we even gave the patient blood because their hemoglobin was low. Less

Ro Health

Do you have experience with children? A pediatric school nurse works primarily one-on-one with medically fragile children or supports multiple children in a school health office.

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Yes, I have background as a Middle School Teacher and as a private Mathematics tutor. Less

Nemours Children's Health

How would I respond in a clinical situation if a child arrived at clinic in distress?

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I described using physical assessment and instructing the team to call 911 for transport to Emergency Room. Less


Had I ever worked with children before?

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Yes, I have worked with pediatrics for 7 years in the home health setting.

Affinity Home Health Care Services
Pediatric RN was asked...February 22, 2022

What days do you want to work? What hours can you work? Do you have trach and ventilator experience?

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I just told them the days and hours I wanted and that I had trach/ventilator experience. (I was given several cases to choose from). Less

Western Sydney Local Health District

A senior RN walks into a room requiring air borne precaution PPE however they are not wearing any PPE, what do you do initially and what do you do if your initial attempt does not work.

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Being junior gives you the unique ability to be a naive inquirer, I would politely ask my colleague if something had changed with the status of the PT for them to not need PPE. I would use this as a prompt to encourage them to think about their actions. If this does not work i would then polite remind them of the PPE they should be wearing and if they still continue i would then escalate to the in charge or NUM Less

Milwaukee Center for Independence

they asked my experience of working with children

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I had nice experience to work with Children at Children's Hospital and had chance to learn and see a lot of different skills Less

Medical City Dallas

Do you prefer working worth adults or pediatrics? Why?

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Pediatrics. I have two young ones of my own and being a mom I feel I have an advantage that people without children yet or men. It's instinctual and natural. Less

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