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Tell me about a time when you had to handle a highly stressful situation.

a) It is not unusual in the nursing profession to work short-staffed. One night, I was one of two nurses on duty, and we had 28 patients to care for. It was one of those times when everything that could go wrong did. The other nurse and I discussed the situation and did a quick priority check. She took those most in need of service on one side of the hall, and I took the patients on the other side. By partnering we kept cool and supported one another rather than criticizing and stressing. We would give each other a look from time to time to let each other know that we were hanging in there. Select This Answer

b) That’s a way of life in this profession. If you can’t handle the stress, you have no business being a nurse. We all work as hard and as fast as we can, but sometimes that’s just not enough. We get complaints and have to deal with them. It’s just the nature of the game. There are always shortages and budget problems. You just have to deal with it. Select This Answer

c) I pride myself on staying calm when everything around me is falling apart. I don’t like stress, but I know how to deal with it. I just do my work and try to ignore the unpleasant things that take place. I’m paid to do a service, and I do it. We each have our own area of responsibility. I do mine, and I do it well. I get through my shift, and that’s the end. I don’t take problems home with me. Select This Answer

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