When writing a Reference Letter for Nursing Assistant or CNA, keep in mind that your letter is very critical for the career development of your subordinate or student.

So keep it concise while focusing on most relevant abilities and skills of the Nursing Assistant which might be beneficial for her future employer.

Refer to the example below which will provide you with a clear idea how to write an effective recommendation letter for a Nursing Assistant.



Sample Reference Letter for Nursing Assistant


July 20, 2015


To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to recommend Anna Johnson who is applying for a position of Nursing Assistant at AAA Maternity Clinic. I have known Anna for 3 years in my capacity as a Registered Nurse at St. Louis Community Hospital. Anna worked for our clinic as a nursing aide from June 2008 to July 2013.

Anna has numerous strengths to offer. For instance, she is very professional, responsible, well-organized, dedicated, and sympathetic individual. Throughout her work at St. Louis Community Hospital, Anna distinguished herself as an outstanding nursing aide among the entire staff. She constantly provided safe and compassionate care to our residents and their families. She was always enthusiastic to go a step ahead of what was expected of her, and consequently made a lot of great connections with our residents and their families. Anna maintained strong professional relationships with staff and had superb attendance record.

To put it briefly, I would highly recommend Anna for a position of Nursing Assistant at your Clinic. If her performance at St. Louis Community Hospital is any indication of how she would perform as a nursing assistant, I guarantee Anna would definitely be a positive addition to your staff.

I wish her best of luck in her future endeavors. In case of any further information about her, feel free to call or email me.




Christine Parker
Registered Nurse
St. Louis Community Hospital
333 Example Road, Houston, TX 66366
Phone: (999) 999-9999
Email: [Email Address]

Tip: You can add some more personal traits of your employee to make her reference letter more effective.