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Resume Tips to Help Nursing Assistants Get Noticed

Resume Tips to Help Nursing Assistants Get Noticed

Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

Nursing assistants are in demand nationwide, but that doesn’t mean just any candidate will fill the bill. Recruiters look for caring, dependable applicants with good communication skills to assist RNs and LPNs with the less-glamorous, yet absolutely vital, aspects of nursing.

Unfortunately, a simple application won’t do you justice when applying for a nursing-assistant job. Sure, you can list work history and some references, but a full-fledged resume will help you stand out, recruiting experts say.

“Having a resume is a bonus for nursing assistants,” says Mary-Anne Benedict, MSN, RN, an education consultant and member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. “Resumes can help the nursing assistant list all her work experience, demonstrate communications skills and career goals and much more.”

Review this sample resume for a nursing assistant and follow these recruiter tips to make your resume shine:

Show a Stable Work History

Be Specific – Very Specific

Watch Your Language

Include Certifications and Screenings

Highlight Other Desirable Skills

Advice for First-Time Nursing Assistants


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