NURSING SAMPLE COVER LETTER Student Development & Career Services
Sample Cover Letter
April 30, 2019
Dear Mr. Employer,
I am writing to express my interest in the Staff Nurse I position in Community Health at Xanity Community Services. My clinical experience in a variety of settings and my Bachelor of Science in Nursing make me an excellent candidate for your program.
Through my education at Corona University, I have been taught to focus on various aspects of individual healthcare, including patient care, monitoring disease progression, dispensing medication, and administering assessments. I became enthusiastic about working in Community Health during my clinical rotation, where I was able to see how nursing could integrate both technical and nurturing skills in order to effectively treat patients.
Even after my rotation, I continued working with this population during my role transition as a senior student nurse. I spent forty hours a week practicing foundational nursing skills and techniques, such as prioritization of care and communication, as well as compassion for patients and their families.
Through these experiences, I have learned to be a present listener who is patient, empathetic, cooperative, nurturing and able to communicate effectively with patients and peers as well as other healthcare professionals.
I am interested in this position, not only because I want to work in this setting, but because I know I would make a great addition to Xavier Community Services. I would be honored to have the opportunity to become a part of your team and contribute my skills to your organization and patients. You may feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (773) 252…. Thank you for your consideration and time in reviewing my application.
Sample Cover Letter
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Commented [WE2]: Use business format including date, specific addressee, and block paragraphs. Do not use bullet points in cover letters.
Commented [WE3]: State specific addressee in salutation, even if it means researching who will be reviewing the job applications.
Commented [WE4]: State the position for which you are applying. It is also beneficial to state any associated requisition or job numbers, and where you saw the job posted.
Commented [WE5]: Be specific in discussing experience, degree and what makes you a good candidate. Include relevant skills learned in school and what attracts you to the position, experiences and goals.
Commented [WE6]: State how these experiences are relevant to the position to which you are seeking and what attracts you to the position.
Commented [WE7]: Elaborate on experiences and goals.
Commented [WE8]: Reiterate your interests, again being specific. Be sure to thank them for their consideration and time in reviewing your application. Add a closing statement, such as you look forward to hearing from them and provide contact information.