Standard CNA Job Interview Questions


Facing a CNA job interview for the first time can be exciting and stressful at the same time. If you have recently completed CNA training and a certification process and have been looking for a job, then here is a pool of questions you might have to answer in your first CNA job interview. Reading these questions will help you in minimizing your anxiety and increasing your confidence. By going through these questions, you will understand how you can prove yourself in a better way.

Common questions asked in CNA job interviews.

  • Please tell us about yourself in brief.
  • What are the important things you might expect from a CNA job?
  • How can you differentiate yourself from others?
  • Why you choose a career in the health care field?
  • Where do you see yourself after five or ten years?
  • What do you think are your main strengths and weaknesses?
  • How would you solve a conflict with a co-worker?
  • Why are you interested in working with us?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • What do you think the job of a CNA entails?
  • What interests you about the position?
  • Have you been interviewed with other companies?
  • How would you treat a resident, who refuses care?
  • How would you react in a situation you are not familiar with?
  • What will you do in a condition, when a nurse tells you that she is busy and needs you to give medication to the patient?
  • What would you do in a condition, when you are in a bathroom with a patient and you hear another patient screaming for help in other room?
  • Have you ever had to report abuse?
  • How would you respond to an emergency?
  • How would you prioritize your care, for example, if you are expected to do several things at once, what would you do first?

Job interview questions for people with working experience:

  • Why did you left your last nurse aide job?
  • Was there any time that you helped a patient, who was not assigned to you?
  • Did you felt proud for something you did for your customer?
  • How you have handled your important priorities?
  • Tell us something about your last performance review.
  • Describe any problem you had with one of your manager’s decision.
  • How do you keep from getting a burnout?
  • How have you managed to fulfill your job duties or coming to work on time in your last job?

Tips for answering questions:

The most important thing you should keep in mind is that you are qualified and eligible for this post. What you need to do is that you just have to prove this with confidence. “First impression is the last impression”, so enter the room with confidence and maintain a good posture. Don’t ramble; answer every question in a concise manner. Maintain eye contact throughout the interview and don’t forget about common courtesies, like saying please, thank you and welcome is also very important. Good luck!

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