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Important Tips for a CRNA Job Interview

You’ve worked hard to complete your CRNA program and earn your degree. As you get ready to enter the job market, make sure you’re well-prepared for your CRNA job interview and have a solid understanding of what your employer needs. Certified Registered Nursing Assistant (CRNA) jobs are readily available in hospitals, labor and delivery wards, and other medical settings. Demand for experienced and qualified CRNAs is expected to remain steady with the growth in healthcare and you will be able to find many attractive positions in this field right after graduating from CRNA school. Take some time to prepare yourself for the job interview so you can secure your dream job.

Common Questions Asked at the CRNA Job Interview

Knowing what the interviewer is going to ask can increase your chances of getting the job you want and also boost your self-confidence. Examples of common questions you might be asked at this type of job interview include:

  • What is your definition of professionalism on the job?
  • When did you know you wanted to be a CRNA?
  • What attracts you most to this position?
  • Tell me about your nursing experience.
  • What did you like most about your CRNA training program?
  • What did you like least about your CRNA training program?
  • How else have you taken steps to get ready for this career path?
  • How do you handle stress?
  • Tell me about your long-term career goals in this field.

Of course the interview questions will vary by employer but most will focus on your nursing background, interest in the position you are applying for, and your career goals. You need to communicate your strengths and explain how you would be an asset to the team of nurses and medical professionals. You will also need to explain how you have taken steps financially, academically, and professionally, to prepare for this career path and what other types of personal investments you are making for your career.

Important Interview Preparation Tips

In addition to preparing some answers to the questions listed above, there are some other things you can do to prepare for your CRNA job interview.  Keep in mind that some employers do require both an oral and written interview. The written interview portion is more like an exam to test your knowledge and skills, and give the employer a chance to see how you solve problems that you would face within this role.

Here are some other essential interview preparation tips:

  • Learn about some current industry trends or news related to nurse anesthesia
  • Visit your state’s nurse anesthesia association website to learn more about current events and trends in your community
  • Study hard for the written interview section (if required)
  • Review your nursing texts and research some basic information online to refresh your memory about basic protocol

Your employer will also ask for references and a well prepared CRNA resume. Make sure you are prepared to furnish this information so that the employer can make an informed decision shortly after your in-person interview is complete.

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