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CNA Interview Tips & Questions and Answers

September 11, 2011

CNA Interview

CNA Interview

When taking your CNA interview it is alway great to be prepared, obviously, but there is a lot more you should know about what your interview to become a CNA is going to be like. When it comes to this, we have you covered. This article will provide you with tips on how to both be prepared for your interview and leave an excllent impression on your potenntial future employer. Below will be how to make a great first impression as well as CNA interview questions and answers.

CNA Interview Tips

First Impression

  • First impressions are everything, and are what most people remember the most. Dress accordingly, ladies should wear nice skirts or business suits, men should wear formal attire like slacks and a collared shirt with leather shoes, just go for a very formal look, and don’t forget to iron. Before you go into the interview, try to find out the name of the person who is going to be interviewing you. If you can find out their name, greet them with a thank you “name” for taking time today to interview me, or something of the sort. This also includes bringing your resume, which if you need a great resume template to follow, click on this link: CNA Interview.

Interview Time

First off it should be said the most important part of your CNA interview is the communication of your passion for caring for the needy. This can include explaining that you are responsible and best yet careful in your approach, as well as your ability to comfor patients who are needing it. Although there isn’t any way to tell exactly what the questions will be during your CNA interview, below are a few examples of what you may be asked, which also are great tip for success for your interview is to practice these questions, either with yourself or better yet a friend for family memeber. These potential CNA interview questions are possible questions as well as possible anwers you can use but do not have to.


Q: What is your reason for choosing to work at this location as well as the CNA profession in general?

A: Looking to expand my knowledge in the profession I am passionate about. I choose your particular work location because it is both a convenient distance from where I live and that you are offering full time hours which is exactly what I am looking for.

Q: Your reason for seeking a change in employemnt (If you are in fact changing jobs)

A: I worked in a hopsital setting for multiple years and want to experience a different care environment that you offer.

Q: What are the pros and cons of being a CNA?

A: The pros are that I get to make in impact on a daily basis, the cons are that it is sometimes tough to see people going through ruff times.

Q: What do you feel you should be paid?

A: (If you are just starting out) I am looking for a pay rate that is both reasonable with benefits and opportunity for advancement in pay if I meet certain criteria and goals in the near future.

A: (If your are experienced) I believe I should be paid (amount) because I can bring the experience and value that a veteran can supply.

If they aren’t offering what you are looking for and aren’t willing to go up, then it may be best to seek employment somewhere else, or if the job market is slim, you can take it for the time being and try to find employment somewhere else as well.

Other CNA Interview Questions:

  • What would you do if one of your patients refused to receive the needed care?
  • What are the benefits that you would bring to the workplace if you were hired?
  • What you you do if you witnessed a colleague making a serious mistake? Or how do you deal with coworkers that you think are difficult?
  • What do you do if a resident takes a fall?
  • Are you comfortable with working with patients of the opposite sex?
  • How do you prioritize what you need to do as far as your care service goes?
  • Are you willing to work overtime if needed?

These are potential CNA interview questions that may be asked. The main thing to remember is to keep your anwers honest, as employers are looking for real people, and not cliched answers.

 After Your CNA Interview

Although your CNA interview might have gone great, the question is, do you want to work at this particular place? Here are some things to check out on your way out as well as your way in:

  • Is the staff friendly, remeber these will be your colleagues you work with day in and day out.
  • You can even ask the patients if they feel that the care they are receiving is good.
  • Is that place clean and well kept

This will give you a feel for if you think that the place you did your CNA interview at is a place that you would enjoy working at for both short and long term.