Review these sample cover letters for a registered nurse to see how you could communicate your nursing qualifications and accomplishments.
Sample 1- Registered Nurse Cover Letter
Mr/Ms Applicant’s Name
City, State, Zip Code
Mr/Ms Employer’s Name
Human Resources Department
St. Mary’s Hospital
123 Street Name
City, State, Zip Code
Re: Registered Nurse (Position ID # 12345)
Dear Mr/Ms Employer’s Name:
I am happy to learn of an employment opportunity in St. Mary’s Hospital for a registered nurse who specializes in pediatric care. I find it especially rewarding and challenging working with children, which is why I have been working in a Name Children’s Hospital for the past five years. With my experience and education along with my natural affinity with youngsters, I would like the opportunity to give my best to your pediatric unit because I appreciate the patient-centered focus in your hospital.
In my career, so far, I have taken on more and more responsibilities so that I have extensive experience as a registered nurse that is highly relevant to the position in your hospital including:
• Monitoring and providing patient and resident care in an assigned nursing unit
• Experience and knowledge in administration including assessment, treatment, admissions and insurance paperwork
• A record of commendations by patients and their families for exceptional care
• Case management for cost effective care and quality assurance
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the requirements of your pediatric unit along with my qualifications in more detail. My resume is enclosed for your further consideration. I will call you in the next few days to follow-up and see if there is a suitable time to arrange an interview. In the meantime, you can reach me at (000) 555-1111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering my application.
Applicant’s Name – RN
List of enclosures (resume)
Sample 2- Registered Nurse Cover Letter
March 8, 2015
Global Products Inc.
6900 Old Church Way
Zanesville, Ohio 46982
Dear Mr. Zimmerman,
I am responding to your ad I saw in the Columbus Dispatch for an RN at the Zanesville Community Hospital. As you can see from my resume, which I have attached for your review, I have more than 20 years’ experience as an RN in a hospital setting. I have received several awards for outstanding patient care, and I have been employee of the month 29 times in my years of service.
I am most interested in your position at the Zanesville branch, as this is where my family is relocating. Although, continuing to drive to OSU Medical Center every day is a possibility, I don’t want to take an extra 3 hours commute time away from my family. I have been well taken care of at OSU, but being a larger hospital has many pluses and minuses. I long for the small town country feel that a hospital like yours could provide.
My qualifications more than meet the desires for this position. After you review my resume, I would like to sit down and talk with you further regarding this job opportunity. I am highly motivated, have a great reputation and am looking for an opportunity like this to bring me closer to my family. I look forward to discussing this position with you further and to have a time to sit down and tell you how my experience can lead to great things at Zanesville Community Hospital.
By Andre Bradley