I have several people say different things. I went out of work in 2009 due to illness. I am now able to fully return to work. Although, prospective employers cannot ask why that can choose to not hire me, or fill in the blanks with their own assumptions. So, I did put it on my cover letter.
The other thing I have been torn is I stopped working in 2009 but my separation date is 2010 officially with my last employer. What date do I list on resume? I don't wont to provide false info but the previous employer did tell me they release 2010 as stop date.
Any help/advice greatly appreciated!
My info here
July 5, 2012
Hospital info here
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am applying for a registered nurse II position on the XXX unit at Children's Hospital XX that I learned of while researching job postings online. I am enthusiastic about this position and would love to contribute to the vision of making Children's Hospital XX the nations best Children's Hospital.
I embrace the family-centered care model that is essential to patients and their families while hospitalized. My experience has been in pediatrics as a Clinical Nurse II caring for patients from infants to adolescents where I have learned to care for many different childhood diagnoses from hematology/oncology to trauma patients. With a focus on oncology patients I have been chemotherapy certified at Children's Hospital since 2006, and obtained ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification in 2012. As a nurse at XX I have served as a super-user for Epic EMR, participated on the primary nursing committee and received the Friends of Nursing Award in 2009.
As you may notice I have a break in service as a registered nurse, but I am now fully ready to take on new challenges as a pediatric registered nurse. I work hard to learn new information to grow as a nurse and better prepare to care for my patients. My strong work ethic and organization abilities will help me perform this position well. In addition to being a registered nurse, I have been a part of several volunteer organizations for many years where I have been able to grow as a leader and manage groups of members for various events. These skills are also beneficial in enhancing my daily work as a registered nurse.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position in person and the possibility of employment. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.