Licensed Nursing Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 8,637 Licensed Nursing Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Licensed Nursing Assistant Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with ADL, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Licensed Nursing Assistant Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Licensed Nursing Assistant CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand licensed nursing assistant skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a licensed nursing assistant : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Licensed Nursing Assistant
ADL, 10%
LNA, 9%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 8,637 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a licensed nursing assistant job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average licensed nursing assistant job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average licensed nursing assistant candidate have?
The average licensed nursing assistant resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your licensed nursing assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from licensed nursing assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Licensed Nursing Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Licensed Nursing Assistant
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Education
  • Worked as an advance practice LPN in Telemetry, and PCU, then became an R.N.
  • Monitored cardiac telemetry Administered medication General patient care/assessments/documentation
  • Assist residents with ADL's.
  • Awarded LNA of the month by peers and Administration.
  • Performed ADL's on 16+ residents
Respite Care Provider

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Licensed Nursing Assistant
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Social Work
  • Provide companionship by talking to, playing games with, or going for walks with clients
  • Provide care for the elderly people and the sick.
  • Provided in-home care for a paraplegic patient.
  • Light housekeeping, exercises, yard work, pet care and companionship
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Activities Aide

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Licensed Nursing Assistant
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Human Services
  • Assisted in 4o-50 bingo games for the residents.
  • March 2008 Insured proper safety of care of children during lunch time and from ages kindergarten to 4th grade.
  • Spring 2014 Assisted with evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation of injuries Activities and Volunteer Work
  • Enriched, supervised and managed the lives of Dementia/Alzheimer's patients, provided companionship, assisted with meal preparation and activities.
  • Assist residents with Dementia in their involvement with interactive activities .
State Registered Nursing Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Licensed Nursing Assistant
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Psychology
  • Use gait belts, Hoyer lifts, sit-to-stand lifts.
  • Assisted residents on dementia care unit with ADL's including showers, dressing, and bed baths.
  • Demonstrated the ability to interact with Elderly and Alzheimer patients from diverse cultures and Provided quality patient care.
  • Worked with dementia patients and other impaired elders.
  • Certified to deliver medications and in CPR/First Aid.
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As a licensed nursing assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Licensed Nursing Assistant roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of licensed nursing assistant resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Licensed Nursing Assistant Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Licensed Nursing Assistants. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Licensed Nursing Assistants to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%