CNA Resume - How's This Look?

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    i am trying to create a strong resume as i look for a cna position. i completed 2 semesters of a 5 semester lpn program, and decided to transfer to a different school to pursue my rn degree. i have no work experience as a cna, so i tried to highlight my clinical and classroom skills learned during my cna program years ago, and those learned through my lpn program. here is what i have for my resume, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. i've edited out personal information, including where i worked and volunteered. also the font keeps appearing as different sizes but it's just the forum, the actual resume is all the same font type/size.


    name
    address
    phone
    email
    skills and qualifications:

    · cna certified – certification #######
    · american heart association basic life support for healthcare providers (cpr & aed) exp. 10/2013
    · knowledge of medical terminology
    · knowledge of infection control standards
    · experienced with blood glucose monitoring, assessment of vital signs, and recording of intake/output
    · highly organized and able to adequately manage multiple assignments and tasks
    · strong attention to detail
    · excellent oral and written communications skills

    clinical experience:

    · assisted with bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing of patients
    · handled and emptied emesis bags, urinals, and bedpans
    · collected urine and stool specimens as directed
    · served meals and assisted patients that required help with feeding
    · assisted in moving and lifting patients with limited mobility, and assisted with ambulation
    · assisted residents with activities of daily living
    · made beds, and changed linens
    · monitored and recorded vital signs, height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration
    · followed procedures for disease and infection control
    · performed head to toe assessment and recorded findings

    work experience:

    05/2011 – 02/2012
    job name
    job address
    job phone number
    sales associate


    · assisted customers in finding products, as well as answering any inquiries
    · assisted in the loading and unloading of freight deliveries
    · stocked shelves and maintained orders for availability of items in department
    · took inventory of merchandise and maintained proper price tagging of all items in department
    · maintained product advertisements in assigned department
    · in charge of creating product displays for featured items on a weekly basis
    · processed merchandise returns and exchanges
    · resolved customer complaints

    10/2010 – 05/2011
    job name
    job address
    job phone number
    customer service associate


    · operated the customer service desk, duties included:
    o processed money order, western union, and lottery transactions
    o handled customer complaints and feedback, and processed customer refunds and returns
    o operated multi-phone line for all incoming calls for primary store line
    · operated the cash office, duties included:
    o ensuring the monetary count of the cash safe throughout the day
    o entering and tallying up all sales from each register and verifying their accuracy
    · overseen the delegation of daily tasks to employee’s in assigned department

    12/2007 – 08/2008
    job name
    job address
    job phone number
    kennel tech/vet tech


    · assisted veterinarian, including handling of animalsfor exams and assisting with surgeries and procedures
    · prepared and administered medications asdirected
    · performed cleaning duties of in-clinic kennels, exam rooms, and waiting room
    · in charge of cleaning, walking, feeding, and medicating all animals at the clinic on a daily basis

    education:

    · pre-nursing for the associate of science rn program – enrolled to begin fall 2012
    o name of college
    ·
    practical nursing program – 08/2011 – 05/2012
    o name of college
    o completed 450 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of clinical training
    · certified nursing assistant course
    o name of college – completed 12/2008
    o course included 75 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of clinical training
    o graduated with a 4.0 gpa
    · ged - 11/2005

    volunteer work:

    · [local church] - local missions including toy drives for children and working with underprivileged youth
    · [animal control] – photographed adoptable animals and listed them on adoption website
    · [animal rescue] – assisted with transportation of adoptable animals to adoption events
    · [animal rescue] – pulled adoptable animals as directed from animal control facilities and arranged and assisted with transport
    Last edit by x_factor on Jul 2, '12
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  2. 11 Comments...

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    Ouch, copy and paste killed my formatting. The open bullets are actually indented on my actual resume, everything isn't all clumped together as it appears here. I'd love to get feedback on how I have things listed and if the order of how I have them listed looks good or not. I tried to strengthen and point out my actual skills learned in clinicals, that relate to my CNA experience, since none of my jobs were CNA related. I needed to highlight my experience, so I did the skills and qualifications before work experience.
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    I was told a resume should be 1 page. Is it going to be a page long.
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    The standard is typically around 2 pages from what I've seen on various resume websites, but opinions seem to vary greatly all over the web on what length a resume should be. It's hard to fit work experience, skills, ect. all on one page. This resume is 2 pages long.
    Last edit by x_factor on Jul 2, '12
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    Not a cna yet, but from a restaurant supervisory standpoint, 1 page maximum. After all its a CNA job, not grad level employment.
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    Okay, going to trim it up and try to re-do it. Thanks for the advice on the length.
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    okay, i edited it down to exactly 1 page, in doing so i had to take out a ton of stuff. so thoughts on how it looks now? i'm trying to make a strong resume, since i have no actual cna experience in my work history, just in my schooling and clinical rotations. so i'm trying to highlight those things. once again, i edited out the personal information. there's also spaces in between each section, it's not all bunched together, it's just the formatting when i pasted it on the forum.


    name
    address
    phone
    email
    skills and qualifications:
    · cna certified – certification # 000000
    · american heart association basic life support for healthcare providers (cpr & aed) exp. 10/2013
    · knowledge of medical terminology and infection control standards
    clinical experience:
    · assisted patients with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene
    · handled and emptied emesis bags, urinals, bedpans, and collected urine and stool specimens as directed
    · served meals and assisted patients that required help with feeding
    · assisted in moving and lifting patients with limited mobility, and assisted with ambulation
    · monitored and recorded vital signs and intake/output
    education:
    · college - pre-nursing for associate of science rn program – enrolled for fall 2012
    · college -practical nursing program – 08/2011 – 06/2012
    o completed 450 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of clinical training
    · college –certified nursing assistant course - completed 12/2008
    o completed 75 hours of classroom time and 80 hours of clinical training
    · ged - 11/2005
    work experience:

    job
    sales associate - 05/2011 –02/2012
    · assisted customers in finding products, as well as answering any inquiries
    · assisted in the loading and unloading of freight deliveries and stocked shelves
    job
    customer service associate - 10/2010– 05/2011
    · operated the customer service desk, assisted with customer inquiries and processed refunds and returns
    · overseen the delegation of daily tasks to employee’s in assigned department
    job
    kennel tech/vet tech - 12/2007 –08/2008
    · assisted veterinarian with surgeries and procedures, prepared and administered medications as directed and maintained cleanliness of kennels and exam rooms
    volunteer work:
    · church - local missions including toy drives for children and working with underprivileged youth
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    Looks good. Just give it a pretty layout and your set.
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    I have found that for CNA jobs, the resume is just a feather in your cap. It makes you look good, but is usually not required. Usually, they take one look at it, smile, then ask you to fill out an application.

    Now, if you start getting more education in the medical field for higher positions in Allied Health, it becomes more required. Only job I ever had ask for a resume as a CNA was a tech posisition at a private surgury clinic for an agency that i did not end up getting.
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    Where I live, at nursing homes they just have you fill out an app, but at hospitals it's all done online, but there's a place to upload a resume. I think after you trimmed it up though that it looks great. =)
    I liked the longer one too... But like everyone said its best to just have 1 page, because you're not an RN YET! So, I wouldn't worry too much about going into so much detail! =)


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