10 Questions to Ask in a Nurse Practitioner Interview

10 Questions to Ask in a Nurse Practitioner Interview

Finding the right NP job fit for you is very important in your success  and happiness in the NP role. You should be prepared with a few questions to ask at the end of the interview that can help you better understand what to expect if you were to accept an offer. 

Often an interviewer may cover some of your questions within the interview, but make sure you have the answers to most of these questions before accepting the offer. 

1. What resources are provided to help new hires succeed in this organization?

2. Why are you interested in hiring an NP?

3. What can I expect a typical workday to be like? What is the typical workload? Number of patients I will be expected to see daily?

4. What ways do you support continuing education for your employees?

5. What is the organizational structure of the unit? 

6. What do you think the greatest challenge of this role would be?

7. What do you like about working here?

8. How many other NPs have held this job in the past 5 years? 

9. What is the schedule going to be like? Will I be expected to take call? Holidays? Weekends?

10. How often would I expect to meet with management?


Asking questions to the interviewer shows you have an interest in the role, but also a desire to make sure it's the right job for you. It can also help you to find any red flags that may guide your decision between multiple job offers. There may be other questions that you may want to ask as well before accepting the job, but these should be a good start for things to consider.


Share your comments below. What are some red flags in interviews you have experienced? What other questions are not covered in this list?

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