STNA Resume Writing Tips and Sample

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Written by Morganne Skinner, BSN, RN Content Writer, IntelyCare
A nurse in blue scrubs writes his STNA resume.

Nursing assistants provide essential support to nurses and help to ensure patients receive high-quality care. In Ohio, the same profession that other states call a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is called a state tested nurse aide (STNA). Are you looking to become one?

Whether you’re experienced or new to the profession, you need an effective STNA resume to impress the hiring manager and land an interview. Your resume highlights your key qualifications, skills, education, professional experience, and certifications. Often, it’s the hiring manager’s first impression of you, so it’s your chance to stand out.

When writing your resume, consider these tips:

  • Make it skimmable — Avoid long paragraphs. Keep it as long as necessary and as short as possible.
  • Share relevant experience — You don’t need to include every single piece of your work history. Rather, highlight your most relevant roles.
  • Use similar wording — As you outline your past experiences, duties, and STNA skills for your resume, mirror the keywords used in the job posting. Are they looking for someone who is detail-oriented and flexible? Discuss how you embody those traits.

What Is an STNA Resume Summary?

A resume summary is typically the very first component listed at the top of your resume. Basically, it summarizes your resume in just a few sentences so the hiring manager can learn your relevant experience, skills, qualifications, and achievements at a quick glance.

Some people consider the resume summary the same as the objective statement. However, a summary typically describes your past experiences, whereas an objective statement describes your future goals. Here are some STNA resume objective examples to give you a better idea:

  • Current STNA seeking a full-time position.
  • Experienced STNA seeking a part-time position in long-term care.
  • Skilled STNA seeking a contract position in ambulatory care.

STNA Resume Example

Amber Thomas

Dayton, Ohio (555) 555-5555

Respected state-tested nurse aide of four years seeking a full-time position. Devoted to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to residents. Specialized experience in geriatric and dementia care.

Key Qualifications

  • Active STNA license in Ohio
  • 20XX Daisy Award recipient for excellent bedside manner
  • Detail-oriented, empathetic, and a team player


ABC School, Dayton, Ohio, 20XX

Nurse Aide Program

Professional Experience

Dementia Care Center, STNA, 20XX–present

  • Assist eight residents with daily living activities, including feeding, transferring using patient lifts, bathing, grooming, and dressing.
  • Create a wellness and activity calendar, facilitating one program each week for 48 residents.
  • Adhere to HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and communication.

Dayton Rehabilitation Center, STNA, 20XX–20XX

  • Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of 2 RNs, 3 LPNs, and 3 STNAs to care for 60 residents.
  • Managed an average caseload of nine patients per shift.
  • Performed ROM exercises, assessed vital signs, provided bowel and bladder care, and assisted RNs in patient care.


Time management; Critical thinking; Patience; Organization; Flexibility; Effective communication


  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
  • BLS and CPR

What Does an STNA Make?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the average nursing assistant salary is $36,220 per year. Remember, what other states call a nursing assistant, Ohio calls an STNA, so you can expect the average STNA salary to be similar. However, like with other nursing professions, your exact salary will differ depending on your experience, degree, facility, and region.

Put Your Resume to Work

Now that you learned how to create a stellar STNA resume, you’re ready to start applying for jobs. IntelyCare can help you with that, too. Search for STNA jobs and apply today.