“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”
– Val Saintsbury

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As a certified nursing assistant, you will have to take care of patients and provide care with utmost patience and compassion.

Now, you will need to divert some of these factors in your resume writing to bring forth your best for the recruiters to recognize you as a valuable applicant and raise your chances of being shortlisted for the targeted job.

Here is a summary of our Certified Nursing Assistant Resume 2019 Blog:

  • Write your full name as the header of your resume instead of writing "CV or Resume" and maintain the unique identity of your cna resume.
  • Apply the reverse-chronological format across all the sections of your resumes for cna by writing your latest and the most recent and relevant work experience.
  • Frame a suitable cna resume objective/summary for your certified nursing assistant resume.

Keep reading this blog to refer to cna resume examples and cna resume samples that we have provided.

By the end of this blog, you will be able to write a job-winning resume while simultaneously learning:

  • What to write in your certified nursing assistant resume and how to write it.
  • How to talk about your professional experience on a resume in the best manner.
  • How to write a job-winning, ATS-targeted cna resumes from scratch.
  • How to write an entry-level nursing assistant resume.
  • How to optimize your cna resume skills and how to make them effective.

. . . All so you can get the job that you want!

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CNA Resume Sample

Take a look at our complete certified nursing assistant resume sample to know what an ideal resume should look like:

7 years experienced Certified Nursing assistant with proven competence in patient education & care. Adept at adhering HIPAA regulations and assisting the physician and medical assistance to provide efficient care to the residents. Demonstrated capability to work alone and employ safe practices to bolster operations.
• HIPAA Regulations • Patient Care • Physician Assistance • Sanitation & Hygiene • Diagnostic Testing • Medical Terminology
• Medical Records Documentation • Medication & Privacy Regulations • Patient Support & Monitoring • Customer Service
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Operations Sustenance & Process Optimization
    • Rendered quality nursing care and complied to HIPAA standards to gather & manage patient documentations
    • Maintained relationship with the co-workers to perform key duties to minimize the supervisor's involvement
    • Assisted the supervisor to sustain department operations and Resident Safety Training Program
    Plans Development & Customer Service
    • Deployed individualized care plans to prioritize the needs and preferences of the residents
    • Attended to residents in maintaining grooming, feeding, toileting, proper hygiene and other needs of the individuals
    • Communicated with 100+ individuals to gain an understanding of the requirements and re-positioning immobile residents
    • Resolved queries and requests raised by family and peers of the residents
    Compliance & Mentoring
    • Employed safe work practices and led the training to 5 newly recruited Nursing Assistants
    • Adhered to department policies by documenting records for the care provided and other information
    Key Achievement
    • Awarded the "Star Employee of the Month" Jan '17 for deploying risk management practices
      • Aided residents by upholding patient dignity & support to minimize patient discomfort
      • Utilized assistive devices to help critical residents and commended for clinical skills
      • Nurtured patient medication and provided administrative support to physicians and medical assistants
      EDUCATION
        • Top 5 percentile of the class
        • Languages: English, Spanish and French
        • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) | American Association of Nursing Assistants | Jun '12

        What is a CNA Resume & why do you need it?

        In most cases, your resume for cna is the first mode of contact between you and the recruiters.

        It is through which you can communicate your efficiency to the recruiters who in turn can provide you with the shortlist that you need for a targeted job.

        Most of the recruiters pick the most suitable applicant by using the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) as it is convenient and saves their time.

        The ATS filters through the resumes and picks only those resumes that contain the keywords that the recruiters have used to describe the targeted job profile.

        Your aim here is to write an ATS-friendly resume by using appropriate keywords that is relevant to the specific job that you are applying for.

        Our experts at Hiration are here top help you pick the most effective keywords that can help raise your chances of being shortlisted by the recruiters.

        Make sure to read our 2019 tips of dos and don'ts while writing a resume to create the perfect ATS friendly nursing assistant resume.

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        CNA Resume Sections

        Always frame every section in your certified nursing assistant resume with a professional approach to make your resume outshine all other applicants.

        Here is the list of all the standard functional sections that should be filled:

        • Header
        • Personal Information
        • Profile Title
        • Summary/Objective
        • Key Skills
        • Professional Experience
        • Education

        you can also frame the following optional sections to add value to your standard sections:

        • Certifications (if any)
        • Awards & Recognition (if any)
        • Volunteering Experience (if any)
        • Additional Information (if any)

        Read our 2019 Guide to writing sections in a resume to perfectly frame this section.

        Hiration’s Online Resume Builder comes with a huge library of pre-filled resume templates that you can personalize to suit your specific qualifications and work history.

        How to write your CNA Resume

        To write an effective shortlist worthy resume, you need to follow the three important stages listed below:

        • Stage 1: Master CNA Resume
        • Stage 2: First Draft of CNA Resume
        • Stage 3: Final Draft of CNA Resume

        Now, let us discuss these three stages to understand their importance and learn how to apply them while writing your certified nursing assistant resume.

        Master CNA Resume

        Start by creating the master resume for cna which you can use as a master folder for collecting all your details and information.

        This folder will work as your master resume which can be of use to you in the present time-line and also for any future update of your certified nursing assistant resume.

        List out all your pieces of information and details in your master resume. It can be any kind of detail that relates to your professional experience to educational qualifications as well as your personal information details.

        You just have to stack all your details and information in your master folder to easily find them whenever you are writing or updating your nursing assistant resume.

        Doing so can save your time and help you avoid gathering scattered pieces of information.

        First Draft of CNA Resume

        In the second stage, you have to create your first draft of resume by framing the following sections:

        • Header
        • Personal Information
        • Profile Title
        • Professional Experience
        • Education
        • Certifications (if any)
        • Awards & Recognition (if any)
        • Additional Information (if any)

        Always remember that the standard sections are compulsory to be framed and the optional sections can be framed if required for the targeted job or if you feel it is necessary to help enhance your resume.

        Final Draft of CNA Resume

        In the final draft of your certified nursing resume, you should frame the following sections mentioned below:

        • Key Skills: Curate your cna resume skills section as the last second step while writing your resume because you have to scan through your resume and pick the most effective skills and align them in this section.

        • Summary/Objective: Curate this section as the last step while writing your cna resume because you have to give a brief statement of your resume by highlighting your achievements and contribution.

        Make sure to read our 2019 Guide on how to write a resume to learn more about resume writing.

        CNA Resume: Header

        The header of your resume can make your make you stand out in a sea of resumes if you frame it thoughtfully and professionally.

        Many a time people tend to ignore the importance of the header but you should keep in mind that framing the right and unique header can help the recruiters keep track of your resume.

        Read the following points to be implied while framing the header of your nursing assistant resume:

        • Your full real name should be written on the topmost part of your resume.
        • It should be written in 16-20 font size which should be the largest text in your resume.
        • If you have a middle name, use only the initial followed by a period.
        • Example: Ross James Green should be written as "Ross J. Green"

        Read Hiration’s 2019 Guide To Writing The Perfect Resume Header to learn the art of curating the perfect header for your resume.

        Given below is our sample cna resume illustrating the ideal resume header for your resume.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Header

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        CNA Resume: Personal Information

        For any possible shortlist, the recruiters would need a mode of contact to get to you and for that, you should provide some details of your personal information.

        Given below are the list of what an ideal personal information section should contain:

        • Contact number
        • Email Address
        • Location

        Hiration Pro Tip: Try and avoid giving details of your marital status, religious affiliation, or political inclination in your resume unless explicitly asked for. Most countries have forbidden it by law to mention these things as it may lead to biased hiring.

        Contact Number

        Some recruiters may want to interview you over the phone or simply want tom verbally get your confirmation for scheduling interviews.

        For such cases, you should provide your active number that is functional 24x7 so that you do not miss any calls from the recruiters.

        Also, avoid making careless mistakes while giving out your contact number like missing out a number or giving out the wrong number which can be very inconvenient.

        The correct format for writing your mobile number is documented below:

        • Use your country’s ISD code as a prefix before your phone number
        • Put a plus sign (+) before the ISD code
        • Eg: +1 42695 82170

        Hiration Pro Tip: If you have 2 or more mobile numbers, make sure that you accurately mention only that mobile number on which you are available 24x7. If the recruiter cannot get in touch with you, there is no point in penning down your contact number in your details. Hence, be extra sure that you are writing it correctly in your resume.

        Email Address

        Emails can be considered as the most convenient means of communication between you and the recruiters as it is professional and saves time.

        Provide your email ID that has been created solely for official purposes.

        Your official email should have your real name. (Create one if you do not have an official email ID)

        Example:ross@xyz.com or rossgreen@xyz.com

        Strictly avoid giving out casual email IDs with a fancy name because it can make you seem like an applicant who is not serious about one's career.

        Example: champross@xyz.com or rossthechamp@xyz.com

        Hiration Pro Tip: Since your email ID is a professional communication channel between you and your recruiter, you should write it as professionally as you can. For example, use your real full name/first name in your email ID. Avoid using fictitious nicknames while drafting your email address in your resume.

        Current Location

        Keep the following points in mind and apply them while giving out your current location on your resume:

        • If you are looking for a job in your own country, simply mention the city and state of your residence. On the contrary, if you are looking for a job in another country, simply mention your city and country of residence.
        • Avoid giving out your house number, street number, and your locality name as those details are unnecessary. You should also avoid giving out any address of past residence or workplace.

        Take a look at our sample cna resume given below to understand what a personal information section should ideally look like.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Personal Information

        Read Hiration's 2019 Guide to composing your contact information to get a better understanding of how this section should be framed.

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        CNA Resume: Profile Title

        Profile titles are important in your certified nursing assistant resume as it directly reflects the level of your professional status.

        It communicates the following facts to the recruiter:

        • Your current designation.
        • Your functional industry.
        • Your level of seniority in your line of work.

        You should follow the below-mentioned guidelines to write your correct profile title:

        • It should be the second-largest text in your resume after your resume header
        • It should ideally be written in the range of 14-16 font size

        Write only the correct profile title and avoid exaggerating your profile title as it will pass off as intentionally cheating the recruiter and you may lose your chance of achieving the targeted job.

        Refer to the profile title section of our cna resume template given below to know what this section ideally looks like.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Profile Title

        CNA Resume: Professional Experience

        Your professional experience section is an important feature in your nursing assistant resume that takes a major portion and you need to curate it thoughtfully.

        Make the best use of this section to make the recruiters recognize you as the most suitable applicant for the targeted job.

        Listed below are the three important factors that can help enhance your professional experience section:

        • STAR format
        • Framing Points
        • Bucketing & Bolding

        Now, let us discuss these three factors thoroughly to help you understand its importance and learn how it can be implemented.

        STAR Format

        Let us start by discussing the best format for your certified nursing assistant resume.

        STAR describes the following given points:

        • S is for describing the situation/backdrop/context of your contributions.
        • T is for describing the actual task that was assigned to you as part of your roles and responsibilities.
        • A is for describing the action or the strategy you used to execute the task that was assigned to you.
        • R is for describing the result or outcome of your action in the form of an achievement figure.

        Provide figures of the number to specify your contributions and achievements wherever applicable as it can help the recruiters to recognize your exact contributions towards an organization.

        Framing Points

        Another important feature that can help enhance your resume is the framing of your points.

        Let us look at the CNA resume examples given below to analyze and briefly discuss the importance of framing points and how it can be applied in your resume writing.

        CNA Resume Example 1

        "During my employment as a certified nursing assistant in my previous organization, I was required to comply with the HIPAA standards to accurately gather and manage all the documentation of every patient. Successfully performed key duties with co-workers to minimize the supervisor's involvement and reported key information and any missing items of the residents to the immediate supervisor. Regularly assisted the supervisor for any Resident Safety Training Program and sustain the department operations."

        CNA Resume Example 2

        • Complied to the HIPAA standards to accurately gather & manage documentation of patient
        • Performed key duties with co-workers to minimize the supervisor's involvement
        • Reported key information & any missing items of the residents to the immediate supervisor
        • Assisted the supervisor for Resident Safety Training Program & sustain department operations

        Framing Points: Analysis

        By comparing the two CNA resume examples, we can easily make out that framing points (example 2) are more readable as compared to the paragraph (example 1).

        Both the example are stating the same thing but framing points makes your statements more readable and clear.

        Writing lengthy paragraphs can make your statements bulky and it may not be able to communicate your efficient skills and achievements to the recruiters which may lead to the rejection of your resume.

        Hence, you should always frame your statements with bullet points to make it specific and clear to read and understand.

        Bucketing & Bolding

        Another important factor that you should apply while framing your professional section is bucketing and bolding.

        Let us look at the two CNA resume examples given below to analyze and understand how it can be implemented.

        CNA Resume Example 1

        • Complied to the HIPAA standards to accurately gather & manage documentation of patient
        • Performed key duties with co-workers to minimize the supervisor's involvement
        • Reported key information & any missing items of the residents to the immediate supervisor
        • Assisted the supervisor for Resident Safety Training Program & sustain department operations
        • Individualized care plans to prioritize the needs & preferences of the residents
        • Maintained feeding, grooming, proper hygiene & other needs of every individual
        • Resolved queries & requests raised by family and peers of the 80+ residents
        • Employed safe work practices & trained 5 newly recruited nursing assistants
        • Adhered to department policies by documenting records of the provided nursing service
        • Awarded as "Star Employee of the Month" for deploying risk management programs & practices

        CNA Resume Example 2

        **Nursing Care & Process Optimization **

        • Complied to the HIPAA standards to accurately gather & manage documentation of patient
        • Performed key duties with co-workers to minimize the supervisor's involvement

        Safety Training Program & Operations Sustenance

        • Reported key information & any missing items of the residents to the immediate supervisor
        • Assisted the supervisor for Resident Safety Training Program & sustain department operations

        Individualized Care & Customer Service

        • Individualized care plans to prioritize the needs & preferences of the residents
        • Maintained feeding, grooming, proper hygiene & other needs of every individual
        • Resolved queries & requests raised by family and peers of the 80+ residents

        Compliance & Mentoring

        • Employed safe work practices & trained 5 newly recruited nursing assistants
        • Adhered to department policies by documenting records of the provided nursing service

        Key Achievement

        • Awarded as "Star Employee of the Month" for deploying risk management programs & practices

        Bucketing & Bolding: Analysis

        The CNA resume examples that we have listed above presents us with the following observations:

        Framing your points alone (example 1) is not enough to hold on to the recruiters' attention through your entire resume.

        You need to up your game by using the bucketing and bolding as shown in the second example (example 2).

        Create unique headings (bucketing) and write down all the similar point under it to make sure that all the relevant points are listed together.

        Then bold the most significant skills and figure of numbers that specifies your contributions or achievements.

        Bucketing and bolding make your one-liners readable and organized which makes it easier for the recruiters to read and comprehend the resume that can lead to you being shortlisted for the targeted job.

        To learn more about this section and how to perfect it, read Hiration's Blog on how to compose the work experience in your resume.

        Here is a sample cna resume showcasing what an ideal professional experience section looks like.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Professional Experience Section

        CNA Resume: Education

        Providing your educational qualifications can demonstrate your worth as an eligible applicant for a specific job profile.

        Make sure to validate your educational qualifications only if you possess them.

        The education section of your nursing assistant resume should ideally consist of:

        • Name of the school/university you have attended.
        • Name of the courses you have pursued.
        • The location of your school/university.
        • Enrollment and graduation dates in the month & year format.

        Refer to Hiration's 2019 Guide on how to list education on your resume to read an exhaustive guide on how to correctly curate the education section.

        Here is our certified nursing assistant resume example showcasing the ideal education section of your resume.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Education Section

        CNA Resume: Certifications

        Listing your certification(s) on your certified nursing resume can add value to your professional experience and educational qualification that can make the recruiters recognize the level of expertise you possess as a nurse.

        It makes you stand out as a dedicated applicant who went ahead to get certified for practicing one's job as a certified nursing assistant.

        The certification section of your nursing assistant resume communicates the following details about you:

        • Certification course name.
        • Name of the institute of affiliation.
        • Location of the institute of affiliation.
        • Enrollment and completion date of the course in the month & year format.

        You can align the above-given points in the below format:

        {Name of certification} | {Affiliating Institution} | {Location} | {Date} (month & year format)

        Read Hiration's 2019 Guide on listing certifications on a resume to get a better understanding of this section.

        Look at the ideal certifications section of our cna resume template to help you in listing this section with a professional approach.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Certifications Section

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        CNA Resume: Awards & Recognition

        If you have been rewarded as "the best employee of the month" or "outstanding performer of the year" make sure to provide them in your resume as it can have a positive impact on your job application.

        You can create an "Awards & Recognition" section in your resume and list out your recognitions and rewards.

        It can also be listed under the "key achievements" bucket within each profile of your professional experience section.

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        CNA Resume: Additional Information

        Here is another important section in your resume that can help in making the recruiters take into account while scrutinizing your resume.

        In this section, you can add any additional languages you can speak or write (apart from English) and any relevant hobbies that may help enhance your resume.

        This section is not mandatory but you can frame this section if you feel that some of your additional information can help boost your value as a suitable applicant.

        The cna resume sample that we have attached below shows what a perfectly composed additional information section should look like.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Additional Information Section

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        CNA Resume: Key Skills

        Your cna resume skills section can help you intrigue the recruiters into going through your resume and raise your chance of being shortlisted for the targeted job.

        The plus point is that this section can also help you rank high on the ATS if you pick and write down the most effective keywords.

        Curate your cna resume skills section in the last second step of resume writing.

        Scan through your resume and pick out the most effective skills you possess and try to use as many keywords as used by the recruiters to describe the job profile that you are applying for.

        Always use only the keywords that have been justified in your one-liners while framing your cna resume skills section.

        Read Hiration's 2019 Guide on what skills to put on a resume to get a better understanding of how to effectively curate this section.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Key Skills Section

        Here is our nursing assistant resume sample showcasing the ideal cna resume skills section.

        CNA Resume Summary

        On average, the recruiters may spend somewhere between 06-10 mere seconds to go through a resume for the first screening.

        Now, apart from your key cna resume skills section, your summary can make the recruiters recognize if you are suitable enough for the targeted job.

        Make every second count by framing the perfect summary of your resume by highlighting the most significant skills you possess and your contributions and achievements.

        Given below is a list of what you should follow while to writing your cna resume summary:

        • Write your summary at the end as it makes it easier to decide what to put on this section.
        • You can start your summary by writing your years of experience and then write the highlights of your career from your professional experience section.
        • Always try to include the keywords that the recruiter has used in the job description of the targeted job.
        • Frame a summary of your resume in only 3-4 lines to keep it brief and specific.
        • Write a resume summary only if you have worked for 3 years and above.
        • If you have worked for less than 3 years, write a resume objective instead.

        Read Hiration's 2019 Resume Summary Guide to learn how to write an impactful summary for resumes.

        Attached below is the ideal resume summary of our cna resume template showcasing how this section is ideally framed.

        Illustrated Example: CNA Resume Summary Section

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        CNA Resume Objective

        Writing you cna resume objective is as important as writing a cna resume summary.

        An objective should be framed instead of a summary if you belong to any of the following categories:

        • If you have no work experience.
        • If you have very limited work experience of less than 3 years.
        • If you are a fresh graduate writing an entry-level resume.

        Objectives can help you make up for your career gaps by focusing on the productive activities that you indulged yourself in.

        It is more about what you can contribute towards an organization and not about what you expect from the organization.

        Read Hiration's 2019 Guide on Resume Objectives to learn more about how to fashion an impeccable cna resume objective.

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        Key Takeaways

        • Write points that create a cause-effect relation in your certified nursing resume.
        • Start every one-liner your professional experience section with a power verb and use the past participle of the verb for all your former profiles and present continuous for present profiles.
        • Frame your points and apply bucketing & bolding to highlight your most significant skills and achievements while framing your points.
        • Write a summary of your resume for your 3 years and above of work experience and a cna resume objective for 3 years and less or zero experience.
        • Provide figures of numbers wherever applicable, to specify your contribution and achievements.
        • Use the month and year format to provide the time-line of your education and work experience.

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