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Resume Sample of Nursing Assistants

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under CNA Resume

June 14th of each year is National Nursing Assistants Day, a day set aside to honor the contributions and accomplishments nursing assistants have made to their employers and throughout their careers. Under the direction of an RN or LPN, nursing assistants provide important services in healthcare industry including helping to feed and bathe patients, monitor vital signs, set up equipment and assist with procedures. The field of nursing and nursing assistants is a hot spot for employment and almost every year shortages in nursing staff and assistants are predicted. If you are looking into becoming a nursing assistant, having a professional resume will help you stand apart from the other candidates.

Just because nursing assistants are in demand in hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices around the country doesn’t mean that any candidate will succeed in getting the job. Well-prepared candidates that exhibit a caring demeanor and can show a dependable work record on a resume are the most likely to get hired. According to experts at the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a resume helps a potential or established nursing assistant highlight her work experience, show that she has good communications skills and outline her career objectives.

Show Stability: According to many recruiters, actual experience in the health care industry isn’t always a prerequisite for a nursing-assistant job. Instead, a good attitude and caring personality combined with proven dependability are often enough to help you land the job. On your resume, list a stable work history and references who confirm that you show up to work on time and get the job done. Recruiters are always looking for candidates who stand out as hard-workers and would excel in the nursing field.

Show Compassion: Because much of a nursing assistants job revolves around caring for patients, your resume should highlight areas where you have contributed your time for others. These activities don’t have to be paid jobs but can be volunteer work that you have done in the community such as serving as a candy striper, delivering meals to elderly shut-ins, reading to the blind and many other compassionate endeavors.

Show Specifics: Your nursing assistant resume should also show the specifics about how you are qualified for the job. Detail your work experience and elaborate on the jobs that have been health-care related. For example, if you working in a nursing home, list the specific details about your responsibilities so that a potential employer can better understand your skill set. List the medical conditions, procedures and equipment you were charged with taking care of on your resume, using commonly used industry keywords.

Show Certifications: If you are a certified nursing assistant education through a formal educational program, list your certification in a special section on your cover resume along with the date received and location. Also, other special designations that you have obtained, such as a CPR certification, should also be listed on your resume along with all relevant college coursework – even if you didn’t finish the degree. Other relevant information to the potential employer can also be noted such as additional languages spoken or special trainings attended.

Angelina Woodsong,
Mac Garth, New York,
Phone 617-555-5555,
I am experienced certified nursing assistant with 5 years of experience, seeking a certified nursing assistant position in a reputed health organization where I can apply my best clinical skills.

Personal Summary:

* Excellent clinical, customer service and communication skills.
* Ability to quickly learn new concepts and skills.
* Knowledge of medical terminology and infection control standards.
* Knowledge of age specific developmental factors specific to adult and geriatric residents.
* Excellent verbal and writing skills.

Education and Certification:
Certified Nursing Assistant Course, New York University (1995)
High School Diploma from Dawn school, New York, NY (1993)

Work History:
Mount Loreto Nursing Home – Amsterdam, NY
Certified Nursing Assistant (1999 to 2002)

Job Description:

* Provided nursing and nursing related services to residents.
* Maintained homelike environment for the residents.
* Protected and promoted resident rights and assisted the person to maintain independence.
* Provided routine care to the patients.
* Reported to the senior doctors of the status of patient by spending maximum time in the room with the patient.
* Maintained the ward neat and clean.
* Obtained specimens, weights, and vital signs of patients.
* Administered injections and given medicinal intakes.

Suny Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY
Certified Nursing Assistant (1996 to 1999)

Job Description:

* Provided nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
* Ensured the safety and well-being of the residents is maintained.
* Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, hygiene, and grooming in accordance with established care plan.
* Given enemas to patient when needed.
* Measured and recorded patient’s fluid intake and output.
* Managed supply inventory and supply requisitions.
* Provided medication reminders.
* Provided patient transportation to doctor appointments