Resignation letter

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    Hi,

    Could someone tell me when we write resignation letter in nursing then who would youwrite to? i mean do you write to DON, Nurse manager....." DEAR DON or DEAR nurse manager" ?
    TIA
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    To whom it may concern,
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    I've always addressed my resignation letters, "To whom it may concern."

    If I addressed any person in the letter as "Dear ______," I'd be lying through my teeth. After all, none of my DONs, ADONs, nurse managers, or chief nursing officers have been dear to me.
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    I was contemplating mine.
    Dear Mr XXX
    I am submitting my resignation effective immediately. Would like to say what a positive and pleasant experience this has been for me, unfortunatly thats impossible.
    sincerely,
    one fed up, burned out nurse
    what do you think, to subtle?
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    I personally try not to burn bridges (even when I really want to.) I usually write something simple like this:

    To Whom It May Concern,
    Please accept this as my letter of resignation. My final work day will be xx/xx/xxxx.

    Sincerly,
    Dream'n


    (If I liked the place I might change it to state: With sadness I submit this letter as my resignation. I have enjoyed my time here and have learned much.)
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    I use the person's name. "Dear Mrs. ____" ... or "Dear Jane," as I am usually on a first-name basis with my boss. Their full name and title is in the inside address above the salutation.

    To not use his/her name when you actually know the person is rude. How would you feel if your supervisor wrote something to you alone (not a general mailing to all employees) and addressed it to "Dear Employee" ?
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    usualy:
    Dear XXXRN, DON BS Medical Center,
    or to your immediate director:
    Dear XXXRN director BS care Unit, BS Medical Center

    "Dear" doesn't imply a state of familiarity, it's just accepted format for a letter-
    I have seen them with To: XXXRN DON...
    but the removal fo the "dear" can be seen as an implied slurr.- don't burn your bridges-if for no other reason than a reference.
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    I always lie...

    "Dear XXX."

    After much soul searching and with deep regret (Yeah, right.. I just can't wait to get the heck outta here, but I can't tell you that) that I offer my letter of resignation, effective xx/xx/xxxx.

    I have enjoyed my time with XYZ Hospital (No I haven't, but I can't say that w/o looking like the dork of the year) and I have learned much (backstabbing, two facedness, how to be a total wench and rude to patients.. which is the real reason why I am leaving, but again, I can't say that) in the position of ______.

    I have accepted an offer from ABC Hospital and I will be commencing employment with them on xx/xx/xxxx.

    Thank you for the opportunities you have provided to me during my employment of XYZ Hospital.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Kylee
    (Who really can't wait to get the heck out but is playing by the rules so I don't get a bad reference).
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    Quote from Kylee45
    I always lie...

    "Dear XXX."

    After much soul searching and with deep regret (Yeah, right.. I just can't wait to get the heck outta here, but I can't tell you that) that I offer my letter of resignation, effective xx/xx/xxxx.

    I have enjoyed my time with XYZ Hospital (No I haven't, but I can't say that w/o looking like the dork of the year) and I have learned much (backstabbing, two facedness, how to be a total wench and rude to patients.. which is the real reason why I am leaving, but again, I can't say that) in the position of ______.

    I have accepted an offer from ABC Hospital and I will be commencing employment with them on xx/xx/xxxx.

    Thank you for the opportunities you have provided to me during my employment of XYZ Hospital.

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Kylee
    (Who really can't wait to get the heck out but is playing by the rules so I don't get a bad reference).

    Is it necessary to say you are going to work for someone else? I think I have just always said for personal and family reasons, moving from the city, to attend school full-time.

    By all means, OP, be courteous so you can return to this place if you want to. Address it to your immediate boss, I think.
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    i wrote mine to my unit manager and addressed her by name in it. not trying to hijack your thread, but on the same subject....what is a normal "notice"? my previous job, i gave a two week notice and when i talked to the unit manager 5 months later...she told me that was not sufficient notice. my co-workers whom i got along with well, did not see any problem with that amount of time.:thnkg:




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