Another Resume/Cover Letter critique please

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    Cover Letter:

    My name (DO I PUT "RN" AFTER MY NAME HERE??)
    Address
    phone
    email

    Hospital Info

    Dear Ms. XX,

    I am applying for the Registered Nurse-Medical Surgical Float Pool position advertised on your companies website. I had the opportunity to work with several of your float nurses during my senior practicum on unit X, whom recommended that I apply to your department post graduation. My preceptor, X also encouraged me to seek a float position so I was pleased to learn of this opening and feel that I am an excellent candidate.

    It would be an honor to begin my nursing career at a hospital that is recognized by U.S. News Health as the #3 best hospitals in the state of (blah). As a nurse in your facility, I will bring my experience of leadership, working with diverse communities, a passion for health promotion, and my education that has focused on providing excellence and safe patient care to those in the community. I have gained a wealth of knowledge during my practicum on a med/surg floor, resulting in a stronger ability to stay organized, communicate and collaborate with my patients, as well as with other healthcare members to ensure efficient continuity of care.

    I am a recent graduate of (some school) where I obtained my Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). I passed my nursing boards on July 8, 2013 and I am registered to begin my RN-BSN program at (some school) this fall.

    I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss how my qualifications may align with your medical surgical position. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    ginnym1981, RN (PUT RN AFTER MY NAME HERE?!?)



    **Note:
    I really was referred to this position by numerous float nurses AND my preceptor went and talked to her (gave her my name) on my last day after I left.
    I thought it would catch the nurse managers attn if I mentioned it BUT, I do not like how I have it written. Any suggestions are much appreciated!



    Resume: (I wish I could have it formatted like I actually have it)

    Objective
    Obtain a position as a registered nurse on a medical-surgical unit, requiring a professional with relevant clinical exposure, excellent patient relations skills and the ability to work effectively in a team setting.

    Education
    Some School. Somewhere in the US Enrolled September 2013

    • RN to BSN Program for Registered Nurses

    Some School. Somewhere in the US June 2013

    • Associates of Applied Science Degree Program (ADN), GPA: 3.78
    • Senior Practicum: 156 hours, Surgical Unit. Hospital name. City/St
    • Acute Care: 110 hours, Cardiac med/surg floor. 90 hours, Respiratory med/surg floor. Hospital. City/St
    • Acute Care: 56 hours, general med/surg floor. Hospital. City/St
    • Pediatrics: 32 hours. Hospital. City/St
    • Mental Health: 30 hours. City/St
    • Long Term Care: 99 hours. Facility. City/St
    • Head Start: 20 hours. City/St


    Professional Experience


    Administrative Assistant
    . Business name. City/st 2001-2005 & 2005-2012
    Book Keeper. Business name. City/st April 2005-September 2005
    Shift Manager. Business name. City/st 1997-2002


    Certifications (sorry, not sure why this is in a box)
    Registered Nurse. X State Board of Nursing. License # blah blah Current
    Certified Nurse Assistant 2. X State Board of Nursing. License # blah blah Current
    BLS for Healthcare Providers. American Heart Association. Current

    Affiliations and Activities

    Student Nurses Association. Treasurer. Fall 2012-Spring 2013
    American Nurses Association. Member. Current
    X Festival of Trees. Volunteer, Teddy Bear Hospital December 2011 & 2012








    I plan on personally hand delivering a packet containing my cover letter/resume/references/letter of recommendation/copy of my license & BLS/and immunization records.

    I really appreciate any advice I can get. I've read many posts and have tried to apply what I've read but I'm afraid I've missed something.
    THANKS SO MUCH!!
    Last edit by Ginnym1981 on Jul 11, '13 : Reason: Fix formatting
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