Overview & Guidelines

Writing a cover letter for new CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Resume is tricky because lack of experience makes it difficult to justify your candidacy for CNA position. But you do not need to worry in this situation as you can still prove yourself the best candidate by focusing on your transferable skills gained through your education, internships and real life experiences.

In your letter, do not mention that you are trying to enter in the job market or seeking to gain a valuable experience. Rather than writing you weak point (lack of experience), you should highlight your relevant skills and capabilities which would enable you perform nursing assistance job effectively.

You may get help from the following cover letter example.


Sample Cover Letter for New CNA Graduates


Julia Thompson
666 Example Street
New York, NY 21147
(000) 090-0870
julia.th @ email . com

November 10, 2016

Ms. Sara Anderson
Hiring Manager
Louis Hospital
326 Some Street
New York, NY 01224


Dear Ms. Anderson:

I am writing to express my keen interest in working for the Louis Hospital as a Certified Nursing Assistant. With my CNA Certification and 8 months’ relevant internship experience, I am eager to become an effective member of your nursing team.

As indicated in my resume, I am well-versed in delivering the basic patient care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding. In addition, I am adept at taking and recording vital signs and assisting registered nurses in the routine work. Particularly, I am highly skilled in:

● Answering call signals
● Supplying and emptying bed pans
● Grooming and assisting patients
● Serving meal trays
● Assisting residents with menu selection
● Positioning and transporting patients
● Supervising exercise routines
● Setting up and providing leisure activities

Furthermore, I am able to perform all kinds of additional duties as assigned by seniors. My enthusiasm to learn new things will definitely help me achieve the long term goals of Louis Hospital.

The attached resume will give you further insight into my nursing assistance skills and capabilities. I am certain that a meeting would demonstrate that my talents would be a worthy addition to your nursing team.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.



Julia Thompson

Attachments: Resume and Recommendation Letter