Sample CNA Resume

As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you may diligently care for your patients, but how well do you care for your own resume? If you think your resume could use some TLC, check out this sample resume for an experienced CNA below for ideas on how you can demonstrate your nursing skills and dedication to quality care. CNA’s need to impress employers with a high-impact resume too!

Sample Resume for a Certified Nursing Assistant:

sample cna resume


Jane Doe, CNA

44Main Street©Marlboro, NJ 06602 © (555) 555-5555 ©




Reliable, service-focused nursing  professional with excellent patient-care and charting skills gained through five years of experience as a CNA. Compassionate and technically skilled in attending to patients in diverse healthcare settings. BLS and CPR certified (current).


 Nursing Skills


  • Patient Care & Safety
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Vital Signs & Patient Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Privacy / HIPAA Regulations
  • Patient Advocacy and Support



Professional Experience


Horizon HealthCare staffing, Marlboro, NJ

Certified Nursing Assistant, 2011 to Present

  • Provide high-quality patient care as an in-demand per-diem CNA within surgical, acute-care, rehabilitation, home-healthcare and nursing-home settings.
  • Preserve patient dignity and minimize discomfort while carrying out duties such as bedpan changes, diapering, emptying drainage bags and bathing.
  • Commended for chart accuracy, effective team collaboration, patient relations and consistent delivery of empathetic care.



Certified Nursing Assistant, 2009 to 2010

  • Provided nursing assistance to residents in a 120-bed long-term-care facility.
  • Assisted residents with activities of daily living including helping with meals, transferring using assistive devices, bathing, dressing and grooming.


HOSPITAL, Somewhere, NJ

Certified Nursing Assistant, 2008 to 2009

  • Displayed strong clinical skills in assessing vital signs, performing lab draws and glucose checks, and providing pre- and post-operative care.
  • Adhered to safety guidelines; completed hospital’s three-hour Patient Safety Training Program.
  • Ensured the accurate, timely flow of information by maintaining thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patients’ status.
  • Complied with HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and interactions.





ABC School, Somewhere, NJ

Nurse’s Aide Program, 2007

  • Completed 60 hours of clinical training


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), New Jersey, 2008