TRAVEL NURSE SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
As previously covered, travel nurse interviews can be as simple as a description of the facility & the unit, or as complicated as questions requiring you to use your clinical thinking skills & describe your ability to work with & organize a team.
Preparing for the interview is a good idea- and remember, your interviewer won't be present, so referring to notes is a possibility. Even if you don't happen to have your notes available, by organizing your thoughts enough to write them down, your recall will help later.
Prepare a simple history, interviewers usually want to know what types of patient populations you are comfortable dealing with, what size of units you are used to working on, what computer documentation systems you have used & recent hospitals where you have worked.
Why are you traveling? Don't be negative, like- "I'm traveling because I don't like the weather here" or "I think nursing in X-Y-Z has become too difficult & I need something easier.." Be Honest, but be positive- "I have been to your area before, and always wanted to return..."or "I have great pediatric nursing experience, and need a new challenge or new experiences..." or "another nurse recommended your facility..." prepare a few answers in advance.
Other questions can be hard, if not impossible, to prepare for, but most of them are aimed at trying to assess some qualities in you that the facility feels are important to possess if you want to work for them.