Nursing assistants work with patients within or outside a healthcare facility to assist them with day-to-day tasks and activities of daily living such as grooming, clothing and feeding. They also need to perform medical tasks like taking vitals and administering medication.

Following is a sample of functional or skills resume for Nursing Assistant position that will provide us with an insight into how such kind of a resume is written. This format is very suitable for entry level candidates with no or little experience, and perfect for career changers.

See also: Nursing Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Nursing Assistant Resume (Functional / Skills Format)


Kate Oliver
(002) 999-99999 NW St., Rochester, NH 66777kate @ email . com

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PROFILE: Resourceful, energetic professional looking for a position as a Nursing Assistant at Rochester Hospital utilizing the following qualifications:

• Over 6 months of hands-on experience in providing personal care
• Current Nursing Assistant Certification – New Hampshire
• Highly skilled in managing activities of daily living for residents
• In depth knowledge of ensuring residents receive personalized care at all times
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)

• Feeding and grooming• Bathing and toileting• Patient’s personal hygiene
• Vital signs• Denture care• Medical terminology
• Linens changing• Documentation• Emotional support

• Designed and implemented a set of interactive activities for the residents in order to encourage them to mingle effectively
• Managed an online documentation system of patient records in order to assist with filing and record keeping


GRETHON MEDICAL – Rochester, NH | Jun 2012 – Dec 2012

Nursing Assistant Extern
• Assisted patients with eating, dressing and grooming
• Motivated residents to participate in activities
• Took vitals, weight and measurements and recorded them
• Documented all personal care services provided
• Assisted residents with rehabilitation procedures
• Observed and reported changes in patient condition

Diploma: CITY SCHOOL, Rochester, NH  | 2007

• Know how of safe disposal of bio-hazardous materials
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of patients
• Excellent communication skills
• Detail oriented and well organized
• Good Computer Skills (MS Word and Excel)