example of nursing cover letter
1 I am writing to express my interest in a position as a registered nurse at Example Hospital. I believe that my experience and education makes me a very good candidate for this role.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to express my interest in a position as a registered nurse at Example Hospital. I believe that my experience and education makes me a very good candidate for this role. As you can see from my resume, I have worked as an RN for two years at another hospital in the area, where I gained knowledge of many different aspects of nursing care. My most recent position there was as an ER nurse, where I was responsible for administering basic life support and providing emergency care to patients who were experiencing various medical emergencies such as heart attacks or trauma injuries. In total, I have seven years’ experience working with patients from all walks of life—from infants up through senior citizens—and I believe that this knowledge will benefit your hospital greatly.
Additionally, your mission statement states that one goal is “to provide excellent patient care.” If this is true then it seems like we are already compatible since providing quality patient care is one of my primary concerns as well! Thank you again for considering me; hopefully we can meet soon so that we may discuss any questions or concerns about my application further in person!
2 I have been an RN for 14 years, working in pediatrics and family medicine, and I am currently taking classes to expand my knowledge into gerontology. I also plan to enroll in an MSN program after earning my BSN.
Dear Ms. Smith,
My name is Cindy Rowe and I am applying for the position of RN in your hospital. I have been an RN for 14 years, working in pediatrics and family medicine, and am currently taking classes to expand my knowledge into gerontology. I also plan to enroll in an MSN program after earning my BSN. My experience with patients has given me exceptional skills in patient care as well as excellent bedside manner which would serve you well as a nurse at your facility. The knowledge that comes with eight years of experience has taught me how to manage patients’ varied needs while keeping them safe and comfortable during their stay here at the hospital; this is something that I feel will be beneficial not only for the patient but also for anyone else who may visit them while they are admitted here at (hospital). My educational background includes an associate degree from community college followed by two years studying nursing at (college name).
3 My passion for nursing comes from wanting to help people, especially those who cannot help themselves. This drive has inspired me to continue learning and growing so that I can serve those in need with the best of my abilities.
My passion for nursing comes from wanting to help people, especially those who cannot help themselves. This drive has inspired me to continue learning and growing so that I can serve those in need with the best of my abilities.
My experience as a nurse has taught me the importance of having an excellent bedside manner. It is imperative to create trust with patients, which will lead them to feel at ease during their time of recovery or treatment.
As you can see from my resume, I am dedicated to providing excellent patient care and look forward to working with you soon!
4 As an RN at Example Hospital, I would be thrilled to further expand my skills by working with you to provide excellent care for your patients. Here are a few of the key skills I would bring to the table as one of your team members:
As an RN at Example Hospital, I would be thrilled to further expand my skills by working with you to provide excellent care for your patients. Here are a few of the key skills I would bring to the table as one of your team members:
- Empathy and compassion – it is essential that nurses have a deep understanding of their patients’ needs and concerns, and that they treat everyone with respect.
- Teamwork and collaboration – nurses are part of a larger healthcare team that relies on strong communication skills in order for everything to run smoothly.
- Communication skills – being able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally is crucial for nurses who work in hospital settings where there may be many distractions happening at once (e.g., people talking loudly over each other).
- Sound clinical judgment – when it comes time for nurses to make decisions about patient care, it’s important that those decisions are made based on evidence-based best practices rather than personal opinions or beliefs about what might work best under certain circumstances (e.g., “What do you think we should do?” vs “I’ve read lots about this issue online; let me share some links with you so we can make sure our patient gets treated according”). This kind of reasoning also allows us as teammates within our organization’s hierarchy system because everyone knows where they stand within theirs roles within their respective departments)
Empathy is an important skill for any healthcare professional. It is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy helps you put yourself in your patients’ shoes, which can be especially helpful when it comes to understanding their perspectives and expectations.
In nursing, empathy is particularly vital because it allows you to treat people with respect and dignity while providing them with quality care. Without empathy, nurses may be less likely to listen closely or understand what a patient needs during his or her stay at the hospital or clinic — which could lead to mistakes in diagnosis or treatment plan development.
6 Compassionate care
Compassion is an important part of being a nurse. It’s also an essential part of being a good person, and someone you’d want to be friends with.
Compassion is one of the most important qualities that nurses possess, because it allows them to connect with their patients on a deeper level than just doing their job. They can make patients feel heard by listening to them and helping them cope with whatever they are going through—whether it’s recovering from surgery or dealing with the loss of a loved one.
By having compassion for your patients, you’ll show that you’re more than just another face in the hospital; you’re there for them.
7 Teamwork and collaboration
In order to be successful as a nurse, you must be able to work with your colleagues. This means being able to collaborate on patient care, share information and resources, and communicate effectively with others. You will also need to be able to work with people from different backgrounds who have varying personalities.
In nursing school, we spent a lot of time learning about teamwork and collaboration because these skills are essential for success as a nurse. In fact, one of the core values of our program was teamwork (alongside compassion). We learned how important it is not only that nurses can work well together but also that they understand how their patients feel about each other’s contributions—and why it’s so important that everyone does their part well!
8 Communication skills
- You have a strong ability to listen to patients and their families.
- You’re an effective communicator. Your ability to communicate clearly with patients and families is excellent, as is your ability to communicate clearly with other staff members, doctors, and other professionals.
- You have a good understanding of the nursing process from admission through discharge.
9 Sound clinical judgment
Sound clinical judgment is the ability to understand and analyze the disease process, a patient’s signs and symptoms, their history, and the environment.
It is important that you can demonstrate sound clinical judgment in your application materials because it demonstrates a critical skill for nursing practice: being able to assess patients’ conditions independently.
By applying this skill in your cover letter, you will show how you are confident in your ability to diagnose problems by observing them or understanding what they have been through. Additionally, this can help prove that you possess good communication skills since being able to communicate effectively with patients is an essential part of nursing care.
10 Patient and family advocacy
Patient and family advocacy is a key part of being a nurse. Patients and families need to be able to trust their nurse, as it is often the only person they interact with during their stay at the hospital. Patients also need to know that they can speak freely with their nurse, without fear of judgment or retribution, which will help them get better care and treatment.
Finally, patients want their nurses to know how important it is that they advocate for them. If a patient has an issue with their treatment plan or even something like pain management, then having someone on staff who knows about these things will do wonders for improving things for everyone involved!
11 Attention to detail
As a nurse, you should be able to pay attention to detail in order to provide the best care possible. This is important in any field, but it is especially so in nursing. The patient’s medical history and condition are of utmost importance; they can help determine how they will respond to treatment and whether or not they have been properly cared for over time. In order to ensure that you are paying attention enough, take note of these few tips:
- Read through your patients’ charts thoroughly before treating them or giving them advice about their health. If there are any discrepancies between what you read and what was actually written by previous physicians or nurses, make sure that you document them so that no one will mistakenly believe something incorrect about the patient’s condition
- Be sure that every chart has an accurate diagnosis alongside all other pertinent information (e.g., age, race/ethnicity/culture). If there is any question as to whether or not something was incorrectly labeled on a chart when entering information into medical databases such as Epic Systems™ software system then go back through each record until everything matches up correctly
12 Taking the time necessary with each patient
As a nursing professional, you will have the opportunity to listen and communicate with patients. You must be able to listen in order to understand what they are telling you. You should also be aware of nonverbal communication such as facial expressions and body language. If a patient becomes upset while talking with you, do not hesitate to ask if they would like a break before continuing with your evaluation or assessment.
13 This is a great example of a well-written nursing cover letter.
This is a great example of a well-written nursing cover letter. Its author has clearly done her research when it comes to the field she’s applying for, and has tailored her application accordingly. What’s more, she also has an eye toward the future: in addition to demonstrating that she’d be a good fit on paper, she shows how much she wants this job by explaining how excited she is about working with them in particular.
The author opens by explaining why they’re the right choice for this position—they’ve worked with children before (in previous jobs) and are familiar with child development issues—and then discusses some specific skills relevant to working with children. They also mention their willingness to work hard and be flexible: “I am willing to change my schedule as needed.” Finally, they finish off by asking for an interview so that they can meet personally; this shows enthusiasm on their part as well as confidence in their abilities.