A resume is very important as it is the first glimpse an employer will have of a potential employee. As a C.N.A. you must know that the field of health care is a highly competitive and challenging line of work. Therefore, you must ensure that your resume is a proper reflection of your capabilities. Here is a sample resumes for a C.N.A.,this sample resume is geared toward the entry level C.N.A.
You have finally completed the C.N.A. program and you should now have your certification. It makes sense that you are ready to seek employment. A well put together resume can help you achieve your goals as an employee. If you are fresh out of school, then this first sample resume is for you. The second one is for those who have some experience working as a cna and it can be found here:
The following is what you include in your resume if this is your first time:
Contact Information: You will include your contact information in the first portion of the resume on your cover sheet. Make sure your information is current and accurate.
Your full name
Email if applicable
Objective: This is where you state what you wish to accomplish in a position of employment.
Certified Nurse’s Assistant seeking challenging position in which to expand upon my skills and knowledge base.
Skills and Qualifications: You should list your certifications and any skills you may possess and the date that you obtained them. You should include tasks that show your capabilities. Since you are a new C.N.A. basic skills are acceptable.
C.N.A. certification obtained May 05, 2011
CPR and First Aid Certification completed April 25, 2011
Able to provide care safely and effectively
Proficient in basic skills, bathing, shaving, bed making, feeding, vital signs as ordered
Promptly attends to needs of patient
Willing to learn new skills
Excellent communication with other members of health care team; follows appropriate chain of command
Proficient in Safety Procedures
Knowledgeable in medical terminology
Education: This is where you list any education that could help you in your employment
Attended Leonard Vocational School C.N.A program, obtained certification May 30, 2011
Computer Basics Course complete
State Mandated Barrier Precaution Course Completed June 01, 2011
Experience: This may include some of your skills obtained during your time at school. You should also include the dates attended. You may also include some employment that is non medical related to establish responsibility.
Leonard Vocational School C.N.A. clinical rotation from Feb. 18th, 2011- April 12, 2011
Patient care performed as ordered, assisted with feeding, bathing, light housekeeping, simple wound care etc. Reported changes in patient status to charge nurse, obtained vitals, charted effectively
Cared for children ages 0-2 years for 8 hours a day, changed diapers, feeding, filled out incident reports for injury or illness. Light cleaning performed.
References: Lastly, be sure to include references. As an entry level C.N.A., it is acceptable to include an instructor or a charge nurse who supervised your work while in school. Just ask their permission first before including them as a reference.
Sandra Benforsio, BSN, C.N.A. Program Instructor
Dayton P. Gurney, RN, charge nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital
After You’ve written and sent in your request, If you’re successful they will call you for an interview. Here are some quick tips of what you can expect in an interview:
Written by Stephanie Dubenezic RN, LPN