20 Major LPN Interview Questions and Answers in 2024

Filed in Articles by on January 27, 2022

– LPN Interview Questions –

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN or LVN) provide basic patient care under the supervision of registered nurses (RN) or physicians. Their role is closely associated with human aspects of nursing like helping patients bathe. 

LPNs usually have limited decision-making duties. Yet, they need some critical thinking to communicate important information about a patient’s condition.

Great candidates will show a clear understanding of their position’s importance and ample motivation. They’ll be knowledgeable about daily procedures and possess excellent communication skills.

Requirements for licensing and allowable duties vary from state to state, so make sure you learn as much as possible about the candidate’s background.

This article will walk you through some common Major LPN Interview Questions and Answers to those questions

Operational and Situational Questions

1. If you were given instructions from an RN you didn’t agree with, what would you do?

2. Imagine a patient or a family member were dissatisfied with the provided care. How would you handle it?

3. What would you do if a patient refused to take their medication?

4. You enter a patient’s room and you find their vital signs are not very good. What do you do?

Role-specific Questions

5. What do you find most rewarding in your job?

6. What is the most difficult part of being an LPN?

7. What are some routine procedures that an LPN performs?

8. What are vital signs and at what frequency should they be monitored?

9. How do you ensure the comfort of an elderly patient?

10. Do you have experience in administering injections?

11. How do you replenish your knowledge in [speciality area]?

12. What do you like about working as a team?

13. How do you handle stress?

14. Do you prefer working independently or under supervision?

Behavioural Questions

15. Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult patient

16. Have you ever had to deliver bad news to a patient? How did you do it?

17. Describe a time you didn’t get along with a superior

18. Have you ever disagreed with a colleague for a treatment or nursing procedure? How did you resolve it?

19. Tell me about a time a patient thanked you for providing excellent care

20. Have you ever made a mistake concerning a patient? What did you learn?

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CSN Team.

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