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A sample cover letter for a new grad RN

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A sample cover letter for a new grad RN

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 Sample Cover Letter for a New Grad RN

Note that this candidate has not graduated yet. It’s important to start applying before you take the NCLEX. Waiting can delay your entry into a residency by up to six months.

This sample cover letter is one page long, using a basic 12 point font, formatted for easy reading. Keywords are  in blue for you to see how the candidate bridges her/his strengths to the organization’s needs through the use of selected keywords.

Editorial notes are in red.

The creative use of  a top centered headline at the beginning and a P.S. at the end help to make this sample cover letter stand out.

A cover letter for a new grad RN should have three to four paragraphs. The first paragraph is introductory, and states purpose of the letter.The next two paragraphs highlight your strengths by using examples. Avoid using clichés, as everyone uses them, and you want to stand out. Stories and examples are remembered and are more meaningful.

The last paragraph in this sample includes a “call to action”, meaning a request for the next step.

 

Nicole Nurse


 

 3000 Winning Way, Anytown, CO 95678
Home: (555) 123-9876 Cell: (555) 777-1212 nicolenurse@gmail.com

 

February 22, 2015 use business letter format

Diane Woods
Hiring Manager
2430 Prosperity Way
Anytown, Co 95678

Let me show you why I’m  a perfect fit for your position! 

 

Dear Ms. Woods, (avoid “to whom it may concern”)

I’m highly interested in the New Grad RN opening in Oncology now available at Happy Hospital. I will be graduating in May 2015, and taking the NCLEX June 2nd, 2015. The values of compassion and dignity in your mission statement and dedication to communityoutreach resonate with me. individualize to targeted employer

I am especially interested in Happy Hospital because of your expanding Oncology Program.  My grandmother had cancer, and helping my mother care for her as a teenager made me decide to become a nurse. My grandma died with dignity. I have compassion for patients and families who are dealing with illness and understand how difficult it is.  personalize by example Stories are remembered

My recent clinical rotations on 3 South at Happy Hospital  gave me experience with a diverse patient population, and a respect for cultural differences. The emphasis on patient satisfaction impressed me.  I was pleased that my preceptor, June S., RN,  and my Clinical Instructor Sandra H., RN, both gave me high evaluations on my communicationskills with patients and co workers. It’s due to practicing the skills I learned while taking the module “How to Deal with Patient Complaints”.  highlight your strengths  Patient satisfaction is of high concern to all hospitals 

In addition to my nursing skills, I’ve developed strong leadership skills. As president of the Denver Chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association, I led a team that initiated a very successful Adopt a Familycommunity program at Christmas time. The program was featured in the Denver Times, and will be carried on by future nursing classes. give concrete example of skill rather than saying “I’m a strong leader”

A letter and resume can only tell you so much, and I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in person.  I will contact you within a few days to discuss the next step. I look forward to meeting you, and please do not hesitate to contact me at 444-777-1212. call to action in final paragraph (discuss next step) rather than passive ending such as “I hope to hear from you”

Sincerely,

 leave 4 spaces here for signature

Nicole Nurse

Enclosure (1) Resume (or attachment)

P.S. If you would like to meet with me sooner, you may reach me immediately on my cell at 444-777-1212. Thank you kindly for your time and consideration, Ms.Woods.

P.S. adds another unique touch. People’s eyes are drawn to a P.S. Sometimes it’s read before the body of the letter! This one contains contact information

No need to add “References on request”. The employer will ask for them at a later date

CLICK TO SEE A SAMPLE NEW GRAD RESUME

 

Until next time friend,

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I hope this helps you to compose your new grad RN cover letter. You have more skills than you realize. Let them shine through!

Until next time friend,

Nurse Beth

Come visit me atAsk Nurse Bethcareer column at allnurses.com for all kinds of  entertaining and informative career questions and answers, and to submit your own question 🙂

 

 

 

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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

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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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