Department of Veterans Affairs – Greenville, SC
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Interview Questions
Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
Provide an experience in which your observation of a patient's condition helped you to identify an adverse reaction and resolve it.
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work. (Be sure to mention that you make specific goals.)
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (The employer wants to know that you are dependable.)
Provide an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.
Name a time when you identified strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. What was the impact?
Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
Provide an example when your ethics were tested.
Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
Share your experience administering prescribed medications and starting intravenous fluids.
Name a time when your patience was tested. How did you keep your emotions in check? (The employer wants to gauge your self control.)
Provide an experience in which you were sensitive to somone's needs or feelings. How did your helpfulness affect your work environment?
Provide an experience in which your ability to actively find ways to help people improved your company or your own work ethic.
Provide a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.