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Include These CNA Skills
- Medical teamwork and multitasking
- Bedside manners and confidentiality
- Nursing skills
- Health promotion and infection control
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
A sample cover letter for CNA showcasing some of these skills is available below.
Dear Ms. Carter:
As a skilled Certified Nurse Assistant with experience providing crucial healthcare services to a wide variety of patients, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume. My background in supporting patient care allows me to substantially assist Fairview Medical Center in meeting—and exceeding—its healthcare goals.
My career includes providing basic day-to-day patient support, monitoring and reporting patient progress, and liaising between cross-functional teams to coordinate all aspects of patient care. Additionally, I possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, enabling me to comfort patients struggling with fear, sadness, pain, loss, and/or anxiety.
Highlights of my experience include the following:
Experience providing comprehensive patient care, including bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting, ambulating, basic nursing care, and other daily living activities.
Adept at documenting and tracking patient care and progress, managing supply inventories, and adhering to all policies and guidelines while ensuring full patient confidentiality.
Superior levels of reliability, flexibility, and organization; patient and punctual with a strong work ethic; level-headed in high-stress situations.
Certified Nursing Assistant in Oregon State; certified in CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS).
With my expertise in assisting patients with a full range of nursing support tasks, I am confident I can greatly contribute to your organization. I look forward to discussing this opportunity and my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.