CNA Skills List for Resume

Updated on October 10, 2018

Knowing the CNA skills list will help you write your skills effectively in a resume.

In order to write CNA skills in an impressive and meaningful manner, one needs to write short bullet statements using power verbs and adjectives by all means.

Highlight your skills in different categories. Similarly, write the most critical ones at the top and less necessary ones at the bottom.

CNA Resume skills can be divided into some broad categories, samples of which are given below.

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CNA Skills List for Resume

Nursing Assistance 

• Skilled in assisting nurses and doctors during procedures
• Competent at sterilizing surgical and medical equipment
• Profound ability to administer IVs
• Able to pass cannula
• Well versed in providing catheter care as well as enemas

Clinical and Lab 

• Proficient in drawing and collecting blood and urine specimens for lab testing
• Documented success in assessing and recording vital signs
• Talented in conducting glucose checks as well as charting the patient’s progress
• Skilled in preparing patients for surgical or examination procedures

Personal Care 

• Demonstrated ability to maintain the ward in sanitized and hygienic condition
• Adept at assisting the patients in personal care tasks such as dressing, bathing, and feeding
• Skilled in handling bedpans, changing linens and replacing catheter bags
• Capable of transporting, turning and re-positioning patients
• Able to assist patients in activities of daily living

Technical Skills

• Competent in operating medical equipment such as ECG machines, X-Ray equipment, USG systems, and pulse monitors.
• Skilled in using a computerized database in order to record and update patient history.

Soft Skills

• Committed to complying with HIPPA regulations
• Effective problem solver
• Excellent analytical skills
• Keen observation skills coupled with a compassionate nature
• Patient-centered approach
• Known for maintaining patient’s confidentiality together with dignity


• Expert in explaining the treatment process to patients
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate with nurses and physicians
• Adept at communicating any changes in the patient’s condition

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