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How To Write A Cover Letter Nursing Student

The two cover letters on this page are both related to nursing. The first is a professional seeking a managerial position, the second is an entry-level candidate hoping to land a full time job. These cover letters have been written based on real resume samples hosted on our website.

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Both letters on this page follow the template outlined in our cover letter writing guide:

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Nursing Cover Letter Sample

Based on the following resume (click to enlarge):

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(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)

I’m pleased to be writing to you today regarding my application for the nursing position advertised on (Website Name). I believe my qualifications and experience make me an ideal candidate for this job.

I have a Master’s Degree in nursing and 8+ years of proven experience effectively and efficiently managing both patients and staff. I am an extremely organized, calm, and patient professional with excellent healthcare skills. I have a passion for providing quality care to patients, and the necessary leadership skills to inspire other staff members to strive to provide above standard levels of service.

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In my present role as registered nurse at Virginia Veteran’s Hospital, I am tasked with evaluating the medical conditions of up to 20 patients daily, and developing and directing a rotational system to manage the care of patients and otherwise coordinate workforce management.  During this time I’ve been recognized as a dedicated, ambitious, and reliable person who has the ability to work without supervision.

In addition, my four years of of experience as an Assistant Nurse at Corlinas Medical Centre helped me realize and implement clinical duties I learned during the course of my education. While employed there, I was commended for proficiently handling difficult situations with patients and their family members.

I believe a relationship with your company would be mutually beneficial, as I am seeking a challenging work environment where I can utilize my skills to the fullest extent. I look forward to hearing from you, and would love to explain my skills further during an interview. Please find a detailed account of my work history in the attached resume.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: email address


Entry-Level Nursing Cover Letter Sample

Based on the following resume (click to enlarge):

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Entry-Level Nurse CL Templates

(Manager’s Name)

HR Manager

Company Name

Company Address

Date

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Manager’s Name)

I’m writing to you today regarding the nursing job vacancy you posted on (Website Name). I was thrilled to see that the role perfectly suits my education and skill-set, and I am confident that I can rise to the challenge.

I have a BS in nursing and four years of extensive work experience. During that time, I developed the skills to deliver impeccable health care and service towards patients. I have been trained in monitoring patients, updating information on vital signs and documents to effectively monitor their health. While working at Chicago Medical Centre as a Preceptorship Nurse, I was tasked with assessing the condition of patients, and also ordered and developed diagnostic tests. I firmly believe that I will bring the energy and dedication necessary to thrive in your hospital’s environment.

As noted on my resume, my competencies and capabilities are strongly in line with the requirements stated in your job description. For instance, while working at Standard Hospital as a Clinical Practicum in Acute Care, I have gained a deep understanding of how to perform emergency medical procedures such as basic and advanced cardiac life support, as well as other condition stabilizing interventions. I have become skilled at accurately obtaining and interpreting medical information to determine the health status and needs of my patients. Additionally, I possess excellent communication skills, which help me to effectively interact with patients, families, physicians and other health team members. In total, I believe my background will allow me to be of great service to your hospital.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet and interview with you. Please accept the enclosed resume.

Sincerely,

Name

Address

T: Phone number

E: Email address

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Cover Letters

When writing a cover letter, consider the following:

  • Why does this position appeal to you? If the answer is location or pay, consider the next level of appeal for you – is there anything else about the role that appeals to you? If not, what is it about this type of work that appeals to you?
  • How did you learn about the opportunity?
  • What specific requirements that they mention in their job description (or if applying without a posting, do you anticipate them requiring) do you fulfill?
  • How do you fulfill those requirements?
  • What steps are you going to take to follow up with the employer after sending the resume and cover letter?

How you include this information, is personal to you. However, using the following model will give you a structure for your writing. When writing your letter be sure to use the language of the job posting as many employers use “Key Word” searches to identify qualified candidates.


Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

Date

Employer Contact Name
Title (if you do not have a contact name, still address it to a position title)
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear __________ (name, or if you don’t have a specific person address to position title):

First Paragraph. Write an engaging, professional opening that conveys your personality and interest in them. Identify what you are applying for and how you learned of the opportunity.

Second Paragraph summarizes what you have to offer the employer in relation to their requirements. If you have a job description, you want to use the specific language of the job description when possible.

When possible, you should also include why you are specifically interested in working for that employer. If you have only one sentence to convey, this can be done as a part of either the second paragraph or the closing paragraph. However, if you have more to say, it can be another paragraph.

Closing Paragraph thanks the reader(s) for their time and consideration and lets them know what your next step will be (e.g., “I will be calling you in two weeks to see if an interview is appropriate,” or “I look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can further discuss my skills and qualifications.”)

Closing,
Your Name


The following is a brief job posting for an actual position, followed by a sample cover letter:

RN Bridge Program
NJ -

Job Description
The Medical Center RN Bridge Program is a comprehensive 12-week transition program for the graduate nurse entering the acute care clinical arena.
The Nursing Process is the central theme throughout the program with emphasis on assessment skills, communication, critical thinking and patient safety.

Job Requirements
New RN Graduate; CPR, New Jersey RN license

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Based on this job
In addition to focusing on assessment skills, communication, critical thinking and patient safety, it is important to focus on the Nursing Process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation, and evaluation). Key words: nursing process, assessment, communication, critical thinking, patient safety, and diagnosis, outcomes /planning, implementation, CPR, RN and evaluation.

InsertYourName
123 Main St.
Anytown, NJ  00000

October 1, 2017

FirstName LastName
Director of Nursing
Medical Center
225 Main St.
Somewhere, NJ  00000

Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. LastName:

Nursing excellence occurs when the nursing process, patient safety and communication are paramount to a facility, and nurses experiences a supportive environment. The Medical Center’s RN Bridge Program’s 12-week transition program for graduate nurses entering the acute care clinical arena offers the opportunity for new nurses like me to start on the path to excellence from day one. This is why I am excited to apply for the RN Bridge Program as described on the Medical Center’s job opportunities board.

As you will see in my attached resume, I recently completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and will be sitting for my nurse license examination in July. Additionally, through my clinical experiences I had the opportunity to put the Nursing process – assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation and evaluation to work in practical settings, including medical surgical, emergency medicine, mental health, maternity, and pediatrics. I also utilized both my academic experiences and my Nurse Extern experience to hone my critical thinking skills, ability to work in a team and communication skills. Finally, my knowledge of CPR includes being certified in both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). I look forward to expanding upon these experiences and focusing my career to the Medical Center’s needs through the RN Bridge Program.

I am particularly excited by the Medical Center’s designation by the American Nurse Association as a Magnet Hospital and the center’s Centers for Excellence in geriatric care, as these are in keeping with my long term goals. It would be an honor to join the Medical Center’s team.

I appreciate your time and consideration. I look forward to discussing my candidacy at greater length through an interview.

Sincerely,
InsertYourName

 

 

 

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