I am a new grad (Graduated in May, licensed since July) and recently found a position listed for a local NICU. I desparately want to work somewhere in the maternity field, L&D, Maternal/Newborn, or NICU so I'm very excited to have found a position I actually qualify for.
Since I have written so many cover letters they are all starting to blur together, so I was hoping one of you NICU nurses would be able to give me some advice on the cover letter.
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!
"I am writing to express my interest in the RN position in the Neonatal ICU/IMC unit. I am a recent cum laude graduate of [insert college here], with a passion for maternal, neonatal, and infant care.
I was inspired to become a nurse after the delivery of my daughter, and have since found my calling caring for neonates and their families. As a previous customer service representative, I have strong interpersonal skills with a strong determination to provide the best for my patients.
As a member of your nursing team, I offer my compassion, patience, and eagerness to grow as a professional nurse. I am a fast learner with a hunger to challenge my knowledge and skills. I am a team player and always do my best to help co-workers when needed. I am highly motivated and dedicated to any and all work I do. As you will find, I take great pride in the care I give.
Nursing is not just a career choice for me. It is my passion. My training has taught me that excellence in patient care requires a strong foundation in knowledge and skills, as well as the ability to grow, adapt and change as a caregiver. After all, our patients are constantly changing.
I would be honored and excited to be a part of your team and contribute my skills to your staff and patients. I can be reached at 000-000-0000. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you and discussing any available opportunities."
--Just a side note, in their job description they posted that the candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, and have a willingness to learn and work independantly
Aug 17, '09
instead of, "our patients are constantly changing," perhaps something about constant changes in evidence based practice, technology, etc. Hospitals loooove mentions of the EBP
Looks good though! Good luck!
Aug 17, '09
Thanks!! I'll re-word that