i have always had problems writing effective cover letters. Could someone please take a look at and let me know their thoughts and any suggestions. Lately, I have been applying many places and am having problems getting the initial interview.
Any help would be very appreciated.
xxx xxxx, R.N.
[city]. [state] [zip]
Date: August 14, 2013
[Human Resources/ Nurse Recruitment]
321 [Street Address]
Milwaukee, WI [zip]
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to state my interest in the Registered Nurse position on [unit] at the [Insert Name of Hospital/Institution] in [City], [State]. I graduated with my Associates Degree in December of 2011 and will be graduating with my Bachelors Degree from xxx University in December of 2013. My education and past experiences have helped me develop valuable skills that I believe will help me become an asset to your health care facility.
Throughout my work experiences, I have established a vast background in many areas that allows me to be flexible and adaptable. In health care settings, I have gained a strong background with cardiac and stroke patients, with additional knowledge with respiratory, cancer, and hospice care patients. Prior to health care, I have twenty years in administrative and accounting roles giving me exceptional organization and prioritization skills.
My special interest areas include Cardiac, Stroke, and/or Oncology. However, I am open to a challenging position that will enhance my experience, knowledge, and skills that will provide the opportunity for personal and professional growth and advancement. I am a fast learner with the willingness to do what is necessary and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
I feel I have the confidence to provide excellent nursing care to patients and to be a solid member of your team. I am enthusiastic regarding this position and believe that my value of care matches your institution's core values of care--[Insert Institution's values/philosophy of care].
I would be grateful for the chance to meet you so that we can further discuss my background, qualifications, and interest in this opportunity. I can be reached at my phone (xxx) xxx-xxxx or at my email x
Thank you for your consideration in this exciting opportunity.