CNA Resume Template

Scroll down to print a free CNA Resume for seeking employment as a Certified Nurse's Assistant.

Similar professions to CNA are Orderly, Psychiatric Aide, and Medical Assistant.

Try this step-by-step, quick and easy approach to building your resume for any of the above mentioned professions.

Just follow the instructions outlined below, and type your resume on a word document.

To maximize your chances of success, send your resume, along with a concise, informative Cover Letter, to no less than 20 healthcare centers in your area.

Contact potential employers directly through their websites, and/or search craigslist for current employment opportunities.

Build Your CNA Resume 

Centered at the top of the page should be your name, street address, email address and phone number, like this, for example:

Stephanie Sutter

1234 Valley Blvd., San Diego, CA 92122


Next, skip two spaces and type your profession as:




centered and capitalized, as shown.

Then skip two spaces and list your qualifications.

These will include any experience you have in a clinical setting, whether in someone's home, at an elder care center, at a medical office, or at a hospital.

If you don't have any training or experience in medical assistance, you can gain experience by landing an entry level administrative position in a clinic or hospital. 

You might even find an employer who is willing to train you, and maybe even pay for your education.

A CNA is a licensed professional who takes a four-week training course and passes a state-approved competency exam.

Here's how a list of qualifications might look on a professional CNA Resume (align your qualifications to the left of the page):


(list each school like this, starting with your most recent educational experience)

Name of School

Area(s) of Study

Degree Earned, if any


(list each job like this, starting with your most recent position)

From-To Dates

Name of Business


Reason for Leaving

Employer Name / Employer Contact info


To land a job as a Certified Nurse's Assistant, list every skill relevant to nursing that does NOT require a nursing license.

Relevant qualifications include checking in on patients, changing bandages or dressings, ordering supplies, sanitization of all clinical areas, record maintenance, and gathering info about the patients' conditions.

You can also list important personality traits like punctuality, interpersonal communications, leadership skills and attentiveness.

Near the bottom of the page, type

references available on request

in italics and aligned to the center.

Print a copy and carefully review the draft of your completed resume. An error-free resume is essential to your success.

That's really all there is to creating a professional resume suitable for employment as a CNA in clinical settings all over America.

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