Nursing assistant resume sample

Even with little experience, you can parlay related skills into a powerful resume.

Nursing assistant resume sample

Looking to get your foot in the door of the healthcare industry by securing a nursing assistant job? Even with little experience, you can parlay related skills into a powerful resume, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. View the sample resume for an entry-level nursing assistant she created below and download the entry-level nursing assistant resume template in Word. 

Jobs for nursing assistants are projected to grow by 11% (or 177,700 jobs), which is faster than average, from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaNew YorkFloridaTexas, and Pennsylvania; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityLos AngelesChicagoAtlanta, and St. Louis.

As a nursing assistant, you can expect to earn a median wage of $27,510 per year, or $13.23 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can see all healthcare careers on Monster.

Entry-Level Nursing Assistant Resume Sample

Brooklyn, NY 22222
(718) 555-5555 | LinkedIn URL

Entry-Level Nursing Assistant

Quality Patient Care • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) • Relationship-Building

  • Dedicated, service-focused professional seeking to transition into healthcare as a nursing assistant.
  • Highly motivated to launch nursing career; plan to attend Manhattan Institute’s CNA Training in the fall and ultimately pursue RN studies.
  • Backed by a solid work history, reputation as a team player and passion for helping others.
  • Background includes experience caring for terminally ill cancer patient.

Professional Experience

ABC Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

  • Received "exemplary" and "exceeds expectations" ratings on all performance reviews. Cited for excellence in interpersonal communications, teamwork, customer service, flexibility and reliability.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with customers from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Transformed "difficult" customers into loyal, repeat guests by leveraging strengths in premium service delivery and ability to find win-win resolutions.
  • Commended for multitasking abilities; frequently assigned the largest section of restaurant during peak dining hours.
  • Recognized for superior performance and dedicated service commitment through four-time awards as "Employee of the Month."

Primary Care Provider, 6/2014 to 7/2015

  • Shared joint responsibility (along with mother) for the care of terminally ill grandparent suffering from cancer.
  • Learned the basics of assessing patient vital signs under the tutelage of home healthcare nurse.
  • Assisted home nurse and hospice staff with all aspects of daily care, including bathing, feeding and dressing.
  • Helped to ensure grandparent's last year was as comfortable, dignified and enriching as possible.


  • Humane Society, Volunteer
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Brooklyn and Queens


DEF High School, Brooklyn, NY - - Graduated with honors

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