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Resume Critique!


Has 2 years experience.

So I uploaded a great cover letter recently, which I got great critique on here at all nurses. . . it lead to an interview this Tuesday as a PCA! Here's my edited resume, what do you guy think? I obviously edited out a lot of parts for privacy reasons.


Address, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email


Two years of experience in acute care atXXX. Maintain strong

reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.


Nursing Aide Certification: Certification # xxx Expired 7/32/14

Basic Life Support Certification: 3/13 - 3/15


Understands mobility assistance needs

Calm and level-headed under duress

Quick problem solver

Trained in Epic Charting

Trained in Paragon Charting Culturally sensitive

Strong medical ethic

Trained in grooming and bathing


Medical terminology knowledge

Familiarity with disease management programs

Able to lift heavy weight

Enthusiastic caregiver

Colostomy care familiarity

Flow sheet charting

Specimen collection/processing proficiency

ER and PACU experience


01/2013 to Current Nursing Assistant - Float Pool

Xxx Hospital - xxx, state

Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.

Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to nursing staff.

Comforted patients and provided them with reassurance and encouragement.

08/2012 to 01/2013 Certified Nursing Assistant

Xxx Nursing Home -xxx, state

Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.

Charted daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs.

Assisted with ADLs.

03/2011 to 08/2012 Housekeeping Aide

XXX TBI Center- xxx, state

Performed housekeeping duties on a locked Neurobehavioral unit

02/2008 to 03/2011 Package Handler

Fedex Ground - xxx, state

Loaded products weighing up to 150 pounds onto trailers for delivery.

Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.


2015 Associate of Applied Science: Nursing

xxx Community College - xxx, state

Deans List Fall 2011 - Present

Peer Tutor - Skills lab


Specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab. Has 6 years experience.

Elaborate your skills, like sync it to your job description/responsibilities. Maybe please summarize your skills highlights?


Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Your skills summary should be brief, just the highlights, not every skill you possess. You can expand on everything under the job descriptions. You will also want to keep it objective. Things like enthusiastic, culturally sensitive, able to lift heavy weight, strong medical ethic or calm and level-headed should be in your cover letter. Things like Epic experience should also be put under the job at which you use(d) Epic. Anything that EVERY CNA knows, ie. "trained in grooming and bathing assistance" is like saying, "nurse trained in administering pills." Any CNA program that DOESN'T cover this should be closed down. You don't want to take up space with that, but you might put that you have experience assisting immobile patients or patients with limited mobility with bathing and grooming needs, and this would go under the job(s) at which you performed these duties.