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