Before you learn how to write a skills resume for CNA job, let us first tell you what it is. A functional or skills based resume for a certified nursing assistant emphasizes transferable skills and relevant abilities of a candidate. This format is used to tell an employer all the nursing assistance tasks you are capable of doing; skills and expertise that will make an impact on an employer to call you an interview!

No matter you have practical experiences or not? The thing which actually matters is what you can bring to the potential healthcare facility to increase its efficiency. This is the philosophy behind the functional or skills resume for a certified nursing assistant.

A skilled based resume will be effective for the following:
1. CNA Students with no experience in hand
2. Entry level nursing assistants with a very little work experience
3. Candidates who are switching their career path
4. Those who are re-entering in professional life

Since this is a position of high responsibility, a candidate needs to ensure that all of his qualifications are highlighted in a manner that tell a prospective employer that he or she is the right person to hire.

Look at the following example and this CNA Cover Letter in order to get a clear idea.



CNA Skills Resume Sample


Cell: (210) 323-3312
Res: (999) 696-9963
15 Example 5th Street
Houston, TX 53221
Email: mary @ email . com
Skype: marywhite11

Highly-motivated and enthusiastic Certified Nursing Assistant seeking a position with the Family Health Center utilizing exceptional nursing assistance skills while providing quality health care to patients.

• Over 6 months of hands-on experience as a Nursing Assistant
• State of Texas C.N.A. Certification License
• First Aid and CPR Certified
• Bilingual – English and Spanish
• Computer: MS Word and Excel

• Patient grooming• Patient cleaning• Personal hygiene
• Vital signs• Injection (IV and IM)• Empathy / compassion
• Communication• Time management• Patient education
• Record maintenance• Care documentation• Sanitation


Houston Family Health – Houston, TX
Certified Nursing Assistant | Dec 2011 – Present

• Oversee basic and specific patient care
• Supervise and assist patients with self cleaning and grooming keeping hygienic practices in mind
• Take vitals and record changes in patient books
• Clean and care for patient space
Major Achievements
• Implemented self developed training procedures for new employees in order to ensure a quick but thorough training
• Nursing Assistant of the Month – Mar 2012

ABC Clinic – Austin, TX
Nurse Aide | May 2011 – Dec 2011

• Changed dressings
• Administered enema
• Collected specimens for testing purposes
• Communicated all changes in patient health and progress to head nurse

Houston Community College – Houston, TX
Certified Nursing Assistant – 2011

St. Louis Nursing School – Austin, TX
Nurse Aide – 2010