Cover Letter For New Certified Nursing Assistant

As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you may diligently care for your patients, but how well do you care for your own resume? To be a successful candidate for nursing assistant jobs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a comprehensive resume.

For ideas on how you can demonstrate your nursing skills and dedication to quality care, check out this sample resume for an experienced CNA that Isaacs created below. You can also download the certified nursing assistant resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service.

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).

ABC STAFFING COMPANY, Sometown, CT
Certified Nursing Assistant, 2012 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.

DEF REHABILITATION COMPANY, Sometown, CT
Certified Nursing Assistant, 2010 to 2012

  • 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.

GHI HOSPITAL, Sometown, CT
Certified Nursing Assistant, 2009 to 2010

  • 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, Sometown, CT
Nurse’s Aide Program

  • Completed 60 hours of clinical training
Additional Web Tools:Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Connecticut


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

Dear Ms. Stewart,

I am writing to apply for the open nursing assistant job at Golden Acres Retirement Home. I have three years of experience working at Green Valley Nursing Home and a solid understanding of appropriate patient care. In addition to my high school diploma, I complete a vocational program, obtaining my certification as a nursing assistant from the State.

I am responsible for using Hoyer lifts, bathing patients, changing linens and dressings, administering medications and helping with hygiene. I am experienced in working with all types of patients with varying needs. I am very patient and compassionate and I am skilled at dealing with difficult residents.

In addition to my education, I have current First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration and Mandt certifications. I have good documentation skills and submit daily logs prior to shift end for the nurses to include in each resident’s records. I document administering medications on the medication administration records and count pills at the beginning and ending of my shift with other staff.

I would enjoy working at Golden Acres as a nursing assistant. I would like to meet you in person soon for an interview. I invite you to either call or email so we can schedule.

Sincerely,

Susie Markham

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