Cover Letter Nursing Major
555 Main Street, # 5
La Crosse, WI 54601
March 27, 2017
Attn: Nurse Recruiter
555 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Dear Nurse Recruiter:
I am currently completing my senior synthesis clinical rotation in the NICU at ABC Hospital. This clinical experience has reinforced my interest in serving patients, enhanced my skills in this area, and convinced me that a nursing career at your facility would be a personal and professional privilege, as well as an incredible opportunity to serve patients and their families in a caring environment that supports excellence. Please consider me an applicant for the New Graduate Nurse position posted on your website.
As you can see from my resume, I will receive my BSN degree from Viterbo University in May. Earning my degree has involved rigorous coursework, extensive clinicals, and an emphasis on evidence-based practice. I am proud of maintaining a high grade point average throughout my undergraduate program. In addition to my academic preparation, I have worked in the nursing home setting for nearly four years, initially as a CNA and now as a nurse technician. In this setting, I have acquired outstanding patient care and time management skills. My nurse technician position offers me significant responsibility, generally requiring me to oversee services for 20-25 residents per shift and delegate responsibilities to two CNAs. As a nurse technician, under the supervision of a registered nurse, I am involved in assessments, medication administration, electronic narrative charting, and regular observation/reporting on residents. My supervisor complimented my communication skills, patient relationships, and positive attitude on a recent evaluation.
I am confident that the skills acquired from work experience, my familiarity with ABC Hospital, my nursing instruction at Viterbo University and my passion to help others make me an excellent candidate for the New Graduate Nurse position.
I am extremely interested in joining the healthcare team at ABC Hospital and look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity. You may contact me by telephone at (608) 555-5555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.