Elite Nursing Staffers understands that having a successful interview plays an integral part in securing a great assignment. Our tips and practice questions are designed to help you prepare for your next interview.

What do facilities look for in a agency nurse?
Understanding what is expected of you can help you prepare to talk about your most positive attributes.
  • Skills and experience
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, and interest in the position
  • Personality and communication skills
  • Flexibility
Tips to follow during an interview:
  • Schedule an interview day and time and adhere to your commitment.
  • Always listen during the interview. Having a pen and paper handy for note-taking is helpful.
  • Avoid one-word answers and long pauses when answering questions.
  • Ask questions to clarify any points that are unclear or uncertain.
  • Get the name, position, facility name, and phone number of the individual that interviewed you. This will help with post-interview follow up.
Possible interview questions:
Preparing in advance to answer these questions can help you remain poised and confident during your interview.
  • Why are you applying for this position?
  • Why are you a traveling nurse?
  • What skills and experience can you bring to this position?
  • What are some experiences that you've had to prepare you for this assignment?
  • What are your expectations from our facility?
Questions to considering asking the facility
Asking reciprocal questions is an excellent way to show your interest in the facility and the position.
  • What is your float policy?
  • What is the typical patient ratio?
  • What is the dress code?
  • What is the scheduling like?
  • What is the length of orientation?

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