Considering the special skills and expertise that are required to be successful in the health care field, it is vital that your STNA resume reflect your knowledge, training and experience, while at the same time clearly define the type of individual you are. The STNA work experience section on the resume should emphasize your education and skills, but it is also important to emphasize your personality and your ability to empathize with patients, families and colleagues.
Here are a few suggestions to creating a superb resume for an STNA professional:
Begin with a narrative statement presenting the main reason why you should be called for an interview and what makes you perfect for the nurse’s aide job. Here are some following statements that can be used in your narrative statement:
● “I remain calm and professional during times of critical need.”
● “I readily develop rapport with patients, staff and physicians.”
● “I hold a proven record of reliability and responsibility.”
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Next, list your nurse’s aide education, training, and licensure, as well as academic honors, scholarships and extracurricular activities. Be sure to list all the schools you have attended since high school. It is highly recommended that if you are a new graduate, such as from Premier Choice Health Services STNA program, it is better to place the “Education” section before the “Experience” section on your resume.
List contact information for your former employer(s) and how many years you worked there. Indicate why you left the company. For example, "Went back to school." Describe the job duties held at each position and how you went beyond your responsibilities to help your employer or department, such as improved work flow, enhanced client/customer/patient satisfaction, trained employees, built positive relationships, etc., and include any accomplishments you received, such as “Employee of the Month.”
All in all, being a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) is as much about your character traits, as the nursing skills you possess. Therefore, your resume should reflect your ability to perform your job at the highest level. As you prepare your resume, keep in mind that as a STNA what you do and how you perform your job duties is vital and beneficial to patients and their families.
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