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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

Advice for First-Time Nursing Assistants

What if you’ve never worked as a nursing assistant? Besides listing your stable work history, use your resume to express why you want to become one and why you believe you would be good at the job, recruiters say. For instance, your objective statement could read:

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Salary: $20,000 - $75,000
Min. Education: HS Diploma
Related Careers: Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant

To obtain a position as a nursing assistant to fulfill my desire to help people and as a first step in pursuit of a long-term career in healthcare. Future goals include education leading to an RN license.

If you are coming right from school into nursing with no practical experience, focus on your nursing classes, Sturgill says. “Highlight each class and any clinical environment [exposure] you received during school so that it can be included as part of your skill set,” he suggests.

Even if you’ve never taken nursing classes, don’t be intimidated by nursing-assistant opportunities, Sturgill advises. Becoming a nursing assistant, he says, is a wonderful opportunity to transition from another career into nursing without investing a lot of time and money in additional education.

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This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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