Nurse Practitioner Test

A nurse practitioner test assesses candidates on the essential skills and competencies required for the position, helping employers to identify the most suitable candidates.

  • What is a nurse practitioner test?

    A nurse practitioner test can be used to help employers identify which candidates have the requisite skills, competencies, and aptitudes to perform the responsibilities of a nurse practitioner effectively.

    Consisting of a series of carefully selected multiple-choice questions, the nurse practitioner test assesses candidates in various key areas including interpersonal skills, verbal comprehension, situational awareness, and adaptability.

    The test is also timed, which helps to also assess the ability to work accurately under pressure.

    The nurse practitioner test is typically used in the early stages of the recruitment process, ensuring only the most qualified candidates are shortlisted.

    Candidates who perform highly on this test have demonstrated they may have the skillset and qualities to perform the role to a high standard.

About the Nurse Practitioner Test

A nurse practitioner is an advanced registered nurse who has completed extra training and education to be able to examine patients, make a diagnosis, and prescribe treatment. Their main responsibilities include managing patients' overall care, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions, and creating patient care plans, to name a few.

Nursing practitioners require a range of skills and proficiencies to deliver high quality and effective care, such as excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and teamwork. Picked's nursing practitioner test evaluates candidates in these key areas, ensuring you move forward with the most suitable candidates for your position.

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  • Why should you use a nurse practitioner test for recruiting?

    As an employer, you want to ensure you are hiring candidates who have the skills and competencies to be capable of providing the highest quality. However, this can be challenging if you are faced with a pool of candidates who, on paper, appear to have a similar set of skills and experience.

    Picked's nursing test helps overcome this difficulty by providing an extra layer of scrutiny in your recruitment process. Assessing candidates on key skills, aptitudes, and personality traits required for the position, the test gives further insight into which candidates are most likely to perform the role to a high standard.

    All candidates receive the same test, leaving you with a set of straightforward, bias-free results that can be used for easy comparison between candidates. Those who score highly on the test can be advanced to the next stage of the recruitment process, whilst those who underperform can be removed from consideration.

    This helps whittle down large talent pools, creating a much more efficient and streamlined recruitment process, where time and resources are only invested in candidates who have what it takes to be successful.

    The nursing practitioner test may also be useful for the following roles:

    • Clinical nurse specialist
    • Nurse anaesthetist
    • Nurse midwife
    • Nurse manager
    • Family nurse practitioner
    • Physician Assistant
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Results for the Nurse Practitioner Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses nurse practitioner skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific soft skills where applicable (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. empathy). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a nurse practitioner were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our nurse practitioner test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    We offer Nurse Practitioner tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What skills do nurse practitioners need?

Important skills for a nurse practitioner include:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving
  • Empathy
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Organisation and time management
  • Leadership
Is the nurse practitioner test hard?

As with all our aptitude tests, the nursing practitioner test is set at an intermediate level of difficulty. It is designed to screen out those who are not suitable for a nurse practitioner position, so the test should be well within the means of a qualified candidate.

What is the cost for Picked's nurse practitioner test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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