How to Display Your CNA Number on a Resume


As a certified nursing assistant, or CNA, you hold a license from your state's Board of Nursing to perform your duties in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, and in patients' homes through home health agencies. Displaying your licensing information on your resume is useful as it assures potential employers that you are properly credentialed, and allows them to easily look up your CNA record with the Board of Nursing.

Create a resume outlining your key skills and employment history relevant to being a nursing assistant. The header of the resume should include your name, title (CNA) and contact information.

List your training and education after your employment history, including the name of the school or health-care facility where you obtained your CNA training.

Place a "Licenses/Certifications" section immediately following your education and training. Write the name of your license followed by the agency and state in which you are licensed. For example, "Certified Nursing Assistant License, Colorado Board of Nursing" or "Certified Nurse Aide, New York State Nurse Aide Registry."

Write the status (i.e., active, lapsed) of your license beneath the title and state agency. Note the time frame of your licensure -- if your license is current you can list the date it expires. Then include your CNA number. When completed, the CNA licensing information on your resume should look similar to:

Certified Nursing Assistant License, State Board of Nursing Active, Expires 12/2012, #00000

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