So here's what I've done so far for my resume and cover letter.
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To Whom It May Concern
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3500 Gaston Avenue,
Dallas, TX, 75246
To Whom It May Concern,
I was pleased to learn of your need for an intern within your Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as my experiences and career goals are directly in line with this opportunity. My experiences in clinical rotations, volunteering within an Labor and Delivery unit and transitional Newborn Nursery for over four months, and the observations made during these times, I believe have laid an exceptional foundation for the next step of my journey, an internship into the NICU with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
I will graduate with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Nursing from Edit Name of School in May of this coming year. I plan to take the NCLEX-RN shortly thereafter.
I have a special interest in Neonatal Intensive Care; I myself was born at 24 weeks, weighing in at simply 1 pound 3 ounces. I know that had it not been for the exceptional reflexes, efficient teamwork, and exemplary care of the NICU Nurses, I would not be where I am today.
During my time in the newborn nursery as a student I was given the opportunity to expand my neonatal assessment skills. During my time as a volunteer patient care technician in the transitional newborn nursery I was able to witness the working relationships of the staff and the efficient way they managed stressful crisis situations that arose. My observations of these stressful times have stayed with me and have only increased my personal desire to work within the NICU.
To your facility, I offer dedication, patience, compassion and eagerness to grow and learn within the realm of professional nursing. I am a quick learner, with excellent clinical and communication skills. I have acquired a strong foundation of pathophysiology of disease and infectious processes. I am a team player and am willing to help co-workers in need. I am motivated and dedicated to the care I provide every individual patient and family.
I would appreciate your serious consideration for an internship into your NICU. I am excited about beginning my ne career path, and request the opportunity to meet with you in person. I can be reached at Blah Blah. Please contact me at a suitable time.
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I am a graduate nurse seeking to expand my clinical workforce experience in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. My goal is to become a Registered Nurse in May, 2013. I feel I have a strong foundation for acceptance into your Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Internship.
• Excellent clinical and communication skills.
• Ability to learn new concepts quickly.
• Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, and infection control specifics.
• Knowledge of human growth and development throughout the lifespan.
• Strong foundation of Pathophysiology of Disease and Infection.
• Knowledge and experience with IV starts and discontinuations, Phlebotomy, Foley Catheter insertion and discontinuation, and strong abilities in maintaining sterile techniques, and fields.
Associate’s Degree Nursing Program
(Level IV), Blah Blah (August, 2011-May, 2013)
Patient Care Technician Course, Blah Blah (January-April, 2010)
Prerequisites for RN Program, Blah Blah, 2008-December, 2009)
High School Diploma, Blah Blah, (May, 2008)
CNA License # Blah Blah (April, 2010-December, 2013)
BLS Healthcare Provider (December, 2011- December, 2013)
ACLS Healthcare Provider (December, 2012 – December, 2014)
Certified as a Spinal Screener (September, 2011 – September, 2016)
Certified as Hearing and Vision Screener (September, 2012 – September 2017)
Attended Breast Health Awareness Training (November, 2012)
o National Student Nurses Association Membership # Blah Blah (October, 2010 – October, 2013)
Blah Blah, CNA/Home Aide, (August, 2011-December, 2011)
Blah Blah, CNA/Attendant to Blah Blah, (February, 2011-June, 2011)
Blah Blah, Labor and Delivery and Transitional Newborn Care (September, 2010-February, 2011)
Blah Blah (January, 2009-December, 2009)